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Julie DiMauro
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Thomas Fox
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Marc Alain Bohn
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Bill Waite
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Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
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Bill Steinman
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Russell A. Stamets | Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets is a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog.

He was the first non-Indian general counsel of a publicly traded Indian company and was general counsel for a satellite broadcasting joint venture of a large Indian business house.

He holds an LLB from Bangalore University, a Master of Business Laws from the National Law School of India University and a J.D. from Indiana University.

Russ previously practiced in East Asia for several years with a major international law firm.

He currently advises foreign companies on doing business in South and Southeast Asia and counsels Asian companies on compliance issues and investments abroad, including FCPA investigations and related matters, competition law, dispute resolution and foreign direct investment in the region.

Recent Posts

India elections could lift graft busters

With the conclusion of the scandal-ridden domestic cricket season (and the second-place finish of my beloved Chennai Super Kings), India is now turning to its other scandal-plagued spectator sport: politics.

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Three lessons from Wal-Mart’s India adventure

Image courtesy of Bharti WalmartDespite Wal-Mart’s alleged misbehavior elsewhere, the company deserves a little sympathy for its ongoing troubles in India. Wal-Mart has fought the good fight against an administration in New Delhi that has spent decades stonewalling foreign retailers.

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Cleaning up the Indian environment

A senior bureaucrat in India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests (“MoEF”), Neeraj Kumar Khatri, has been arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of about $13,000 for unspecified assistance with a ministry hearing on an environmental clearance.

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‘You didn’t build that,’ India minister reminds mogul

Few captains of industry in emerging economies would confess that protectionism was a factor in the growth of their businesses.  And they rarely acknowledge the role that such systems have played in the growth of corruption as bureaucrats and politicians sell favors.

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