A few weeks ago, Transparency International UK’s (“TI-UK”) International Defence and Security Programme published the 2012 “Defence Companies Anti-Corruption Index.”
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In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his federal Liberal government have been ensnared in a now long-running scandal arising from much publicized allegations that the government, including the Prime Minister himself, improperly attempted to interfere in the ongoing criminal case against SNC-Lavalin, an engineering company based in Quebec — where Liberal support is conveniently the strongest.
Compliance officers will want to keep a copy of the table below close at hand. What better way to answer those who insist that the FCPA is small potatoes, after all, when you look at the relatively few enforcement actions over the past 33 years. Here are the 22 men (no women so far), most […]
The Justice Department on Monday described BAE’s $400 million FCPA-related settlement as one of the biggest ever. Here, by our reckoning, are the other big payouts: Siemens’ $800 million resolution with the DOJ and SEC in December 2008 is the most expensive so far. Kellogg Brown & Root and Halliburton settled their case last year […]
Chicago-based spirits maker Beam Suntory Inc. agreed Monday to pay more than $8 million to resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges for improper payments by its Indian subsidiary.
The breaking news is that U.S. petroleum company, ConocoPhillips, headquartered in Texas, has been authorized by a Curacao court to seize in the region of $636 million in assets belonging to Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A (Venezuela’s state oil company, or PDVSA).
The first time we heard from Andy Spalding (left), a lawyer on a year-long Fulbright Research Grant in Mumbai, India, he floored us with the idea that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act causes corruption and hurts poor people. We just heard from him again, this time about the way the Justice Department explains the purpose […]
The news earlier this month that Google was to follow Facebook and ban all ads for cryptocurrencies wasn’t entirely unexpected. However, it did say much about the way such innovative technology is being misused.