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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Conflict mineral rules are working

Image courtesy of EnoughAccording to a recent report by the anti-genocide group Enough, the combination of s.1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, related international mineral reforms and the protection of brand reputations has resulted in a dramatic reduction in the financing of armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the demilitarization of mines and renewed confidence in Congolese mining investment.… Continue Reading

Hong Kong law should target bribery of foreign officials

The importance of specifically targeted legislation to prohibit bribery of foreign officials was well-illustrated by a recent Hong Kong Court of Appeals decision, HKSAR v. Krieger (2013) HKCA 639.

In the absence of such legislation, prosecutors of bribery offenses have to tackle difficult issues of agency, conspiracy and the absence of any corporate liability offense for bribery.… Continue Reading

Are integrity-related issues, like bribery, appropriate for arbitration?

An interesting aspect of the dispute that has arisen between AgustaWestland and the Indian government for the supply of 12 helicopters is the status of the arbitration agreement.

As the FCPA Blog has reported, the Indian government has rejected AgustaWestland’s contentions that the contract cannot be terminated until the conclusion of arbitration on the grounds that integrity-related issues are not subject to such dispute resolution.… Continue Reading