In her recent post on the FCPA Blog, Alison Taylor said organizational and team culture and norms are overwhelmingly important in explaining why and how corruption occurs. “The person at the desk next to you is a far more important source of how things really work and how to get things done than the code of conduct,” she said.… Continue Reading
Is freedom from corruption a human right? That is, should we understand it as one? The world does not now think of corruption that way. Major international anti-corruption conventions, such as the OECD Convention Against Bribery or UN Convention Against Corruption, do not frame corruption as a rights violation. … Continue Reading
Hyperdynamics Corporation said Friday the DOJ has closed its FCPA investigation without bringing any charges against the company.
The Houston-based oil and gas company said it had cooperated with the government’s investigation, and the “DOJ noted the value of the Company’s cooperation in its [declination] letter.”… Continue Reading
Reports of delayed infrastructure projects for the Rio 2016 Olympics have been picked up with fervor in recent days by numerous press outlets. Some of these articles go as far as to speculate that various amenities will not be ready for the Games.… Continue Reading