Novartis AG said in a securities filing last week that Korean prosecutors launched a criminal investigation into allegations that “Novartis Korea utilized medical journals to provide inappropriate economic benefits to healthcare professionals.”
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Compliance concerns have forced Swiss logistics giant Panalpina to withdraw completely from the Nigerian domestic market. It said in its 2008 half-yearly report (available here) that it will sell its local operations to a Nigerian group and retain no ownership or operating interest. The exit from Nigeria follows Panalpina’s announcement in September 2007 that it […]
Mexico City-based law firm Litigio Estratégico y Compliance has translated the Second Edition of A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act into Spanish.
Two very different groups of companies will emerge from the lockdown: thousands with liquidity problems and uncertain futures, and hundreds with piles of cash and an appetite for growth. That means there’s a coming surge in mergers and acquisitions.
The Supreme Court today published an opinion that limits the SEC’s ability to use disgorgement without considering and deducting legitimate business expenses, making a significant change to how corporate FCPA settlements will be reached with the agency.
This year the SEC has already awarded $114 million to whistleblowers, nearly twice the amount than for all of 2019. Three awards in 2020 are among the ten biggest SEC payouts ever, including last week’s $50 million award to a former BNY Mellon currency trader. Would-be SEC whistleblowers and their lawyers should be tingling with […]