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Bill Steinman
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Cody Worthington
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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
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Russell A. Stamets
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Eric Carlson
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Search Results for: label/Joint Ventures – Page 5

FAW-Volkswagen fires its Mad Men

FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co Ltd, a joint venture of China’s state carmaker FAW Group Corp and Volkswagen AG, has stopped delaing with 19 public relations firms and advertising agencies in the wake of massive corruption uncovered at the group.

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Chodan Pleads Guilty

Wojciech Chodan, KBR’s former commercial vice president at a U.K. subsidiary, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to violate FCPA.

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The Great Temptation

Some of the most charming and charismatic people in this world are agents – the middlemen who help foreign companies navigate local waters in return for a slice of revenues, typically around 5%. That may sound like small money, but 5% of $100 million – a little deal for telecommunications, military hardware or energy projects, […]

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Bribery Allegations Are Aimed At BP

[…] breaching constructive trust. . . . . The core allegation is that the defendants, without Grynberg’s knowledge, bribed officials in Kazakhstan to win oil rights from joint ventures in which Grynberg had an interest.” Private parties, as we have said, have no right of action under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Only the Department […]

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Dealing With Danger

Compliance-savvy executives worry about the risks that come from third parties — overseas acquisition targets, joint venture partners, distributors and agents. About three quarters of the bosses, according to KPMG’s 2008 Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Survey, think their company’s handling of intermediaries isn’t working. They cite difficulties performing effective due diligence and their inability to adequately […]

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Avon Discloses SEC Investigation

[…] reviews.’ The investigation, the company said, focused on expenses and accounting for ‘travel, entertainment, gifts, use of third party vendors and consultants and related due diligence, joint ventures and acquisitions, and payments to third-party agents and others.’ The Wall Street Journal said in May the internal investigation uncovered millions of dollars of questionable payments […]

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