Crown Prince Mohammed bin SalmanSaudi Arabia changed its law this week to remove the statute of limitations for anti-corruption investigations into current and former ministers of the world’s largest petroleum exporter.
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[…] to limit the Securities and Exchange Commission’s legal authority to recover ill-gotten pr ofits from defendants. The Supreme Court in Kokesh v. SEC said the SEC’s use of the remedy known as disgorgement is subject to a five-year statute of limitations. The case clarified the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Gabelli v. SEC (pdf). […]
The White House announced on May 8 that the United States would pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and reinstate sanctions on Iran to address that country’s nuclear program.
[…] be internationally outlawed. In 2010, President Obama apparently put his weight behind the idea. He was likely frustrated that the FCPA doesn’t reach corrupt foreign officials. As of today, however, the United States isn’t one of the 108 State Parties to the Rome Statute. Under the Clinton administration, the U.S. joined the 60 countries […]
On December 1, the Argentine government enacted Law 27.401, which will enter into force in March 2018. We were deeply involved in the drafting and debate of the statute. In this post and the next one, we’ll summarize some of the key features of the new law.
[…] Petroleum has more relevance to the FCPA and Wal-Mart than you might think. Kiobel concerned the Alien Tort Statute, a federal law passed in 1789 as part of the Judiciary Act. Its original purpose was somewhat obscure, and the statute lay dormant for nearly two centuries. But in the last thirty years, federal courts […]
Image courtesy of the Clinton FoundationIn 2005, former president Bill Clinton traveled to Kazakhstan to meet with its leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Clinton flew to Almaty with the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra on Giustra’s private jet, the New York Times reported Thursday. Giustra was there to secure rights to Kazakhstan’s rich uranium deposits.
While we have understandably been distracted by the challenges of 2020 – from serious concerns about our health and the well-being of our loved ones to not-so-serious concerns of how we look on video conferences – things in the FCPA world have been humming along. In fact, this year has seen some remarkable FCPA […]