In a speech this week to compliance professionals at the European Compliance and Ethics Institute in Prague, the general counsel of the UK Serious Fraud Office talked about attorney-client privilege in connection with SFO corruption investigations.… Continue Reading
In previous posts I discussed Kazakhstan’s successes and failures in improving its business climate and provided tips to potential U.S. investors about doing business in Kazakhstan in an FCPA-compliant manner.
Here are some final thoughts on this issue.… Continue Reading
In a prior post for the FCPA Blog, I talked about a Harvard Business Review article in which the authors shared their findings that “performance pay can actually have dangerous outcomes for companies that implement it.”
That outcome goes from bad to worse when you mix in “stretch goals,” especially in what we call frontier markets, where lucrative business opportunities and corruption risk often collide.… Continue Reading
A recent paper I published in the Journal of Money Laundering Control looks at a prominent series of cases brought by the United States and France against assets owned by Teodoro Nguema Obiang, Second Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and son of the country’s president.… Continue Reading
The UK Serious Fraud Office charged another individual Tuesday as part of the ongoing investigation into Alstom.
Terence Stuart Watson, the Alstom Country President for the UK and Managing Director of Alstom Transport UK and Ireland, was charged with violating section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 and with conspiracy to corrupt contrary to section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 197.… Continue Reading
Ted Williams: After U.S. enforcement action against BHP Billiton, Australia steps up anti-bribery push
March 2016 has proven to be a milestone month in Australian Foreign Bribery law enforcement. There’s been news of a high profile U.S. and Australian foreign bribery investigation, and new offenses have come into law, signalling further reform to come.… Continue Reading
The French bill for Transparency and Modernization of Economic Life, which, among other things, aims at preventing foreign bribery and intensifying the fight against it, has been the subject of much speculation during the past few months.… Continue Reading
Orthopedic device maker Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. said in a securities filing Friday the DOJ and SEC are still investigating possible FCPA violations in Brazil and Mexico.
“These matters remain under investigation by the DOJ and the SEC,” Zimmer Biomet said Friday.… Continue Reading
The international business community wins when companies across supply and marketing chains work to the same high standards. There is less risk and more predictability, which promotes confidence among business partners.… Continue Reading
Murphy and Moschella to OECD: Use existing compliance and ethics program models to promote public integrity
We recently filed comments with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Council on Public Integrity, making suggestions on the Council’s draft Recommendation on Public Integrity.
The OECD is a forum where the governments of 34 democracies with market economies work to promote economic growth, prosperity, and sustainable development.… Continue Reading
The highest-ranking Navy officer charged in the massive “Fat Leonard” bribery scandal was sentenced in federal court Friday to 46 months in prison.… Continue Reading