I do not like criticizing the UK Serious Fraud Office. Its staff are exceptionally committed, and it has a very tough mandate. But my experience of building a global consultancy over 20 years is that hard messages sometimes need to be given, and a failure to deliver the message is demonstrative of personal as well as organizational failure and risks greater harm.… Continue Reading
In the prior post and this one, I’m looking at big events and trends since the FCPA Blog started publishing 11 years ago, and their impact on corruption, enforcement, and compliance.… Continue Reading
In 2007 Dick Cassin had the idea of starting the FCPA Blog. His mission: “to help compliance professionals and others everywhere understand how corruption happens, what it does to people and institutions, and how anti-corruption laws and compliance programs work.”… Continue Reading
During parliamentary questions in December 2016, Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, announced that “The Cabinet Office will look at the UK’s response to economic crime more broadly” including the role and effectiveness of the Serious Fraud Office.… Continue Reading
In December 2016, Risk Advisory hosted a dinner in Washington, DC, at which the Director of the Serious Fraud Office, David Green, kindly agreed to engage in a conversation with me.… Continue Reading
Fears of an economic slowdown and the future of Europe are the main issues keeping global compliance professionals awake at night. Those are the findings of research that we conducted across the industry in late October. … Continue Reading
A good friend of mine who ended his career as a very senior police officer once gave me an excellent piece of advice. He told me that anyone can manage an organization when things are going well — it is when things become difficult that true leaders emerge.… Continue Reading
I have not had sight of the TRACE reports into Unaoil but no doubt in time they will become public. I am confident that TRACE did what it was contracted to do and exercised skill and care in so doing.… Continue Reading
Four years after renovations to his Nkandla homestead were completed, South Africa President Jacob Zuma has finally agreed to pick up the tab — or some of it at least.
The change in his position follows the publication in March 2014 of a 443-page report by the Public Protector.… Continue Reading
The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that 21 million people are in forced labor today. If you’re thinking “not in my backyard,” think again.