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All posts by Philip Fitzgerald

New commentary on FCPA Guide provides valuable insights

The Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act was published by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in November 2012. The Guide, the merits of which have been widely debated on the FCPA Blog, is now the subject of extensive discussion in the second edition of the Cambridge University Press Commentary on the OECD Convention on Bribery.… Continue Reading

From France, the enforcement news isn’t all bad

Antique engraving of Palais de Justice, Paris, France. Published in Systematische Bilder-Gallerie, Karlsruhe und Freiburg (1839). Courtesy of iStockThe extra-territorial reach of the FCPA and its impact are perhaps no better evidenced than by the colossal fines paid by Siemens in 2008.… Continue Reading

The Hunt For Public International Organizations

After it signed the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the U.S. in 1998 amended the FCPA through the International Anti-Bribery and Fair Competition Act. Among other things, the 1998 amendment widened the definition of “foreign official” to include any officer or employee of a public international organization or any person acting in an official capacity for, or on behalf of, any such public international organization.… Continue Reading

Tell Us: Are NGOs Instrumentalities?

The first chapter of my thesis analyzed the definitions of “foreign public official” in the FCPA and several international anti-bribery conventions. Included in the definitions are the personnel of public international organizations.… Continue Reading