This overview provides a perspective on an industry sector – the art market – that has increasingly come into the spotlight of law enforcement and business integrity circles in recent years. Dubious practices of some market players has led to demands for greater transparency in art market transactions in particular in relation to the […]
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Over the last five years, we have seen greatly increased coherence and consistency in anti-corruption compliance programs. But, individual corporate action has only limited ability to confront and address what two authors called “wicked problems” of systemic corruption.
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[…] FCPA violations were caused by a Philippines-based subsidiary, Emery Transnational. It made about $244,000 in improper payments between 2000 and 2003 to officials at the Philippines Bureau of Customs and the Philippine Economic Zone Area, and $173,000 in improper payments to officials at fourteen state-owned airlines.
The bribes to customs officials consisted of hundreds of […]
Screen shot of drone footage posted by the BBC on YouTubeThe death toll following the huge explosions and chemical fires at the storage center in Tianjin port in China last week has now exceeded 100, including dozens of fire fighters, and hundreds more seriously […]
[…] between the UK’s Parliamentary Home Office Affairs Committee, chaired by Keith Vaz, and the Serious Organised Crime Agency “SOCA” over the latter’s failure to publish a list of 92 institutions, firms, celebrities and companies who have allegedly obtained illegal private information from rogue private investigators. Unless SOCA publishes the list by next week the […]
[…] foreign official. Therefore, it’s outside the scope of the exception.
If this sounds like a difference without a distinction, like another piece of linguistic linguine — well, that’s right. It’s confusing. Which is why the facilitating payments exception, to use Jon’s word, is filled with danger.
As he says, companies can be lulled by the exception […]