The FCPA Blog started publishing its list of the ten biggest FCPA corporate enforcement actions about a dozen years ago. Since then, I’ve written a lot about the top ten list, and I even did a series of talks, mainly in Asia, using the top ten list as a way to understand FCPA enforcement policy and attitudes toward compliance.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: BAE
Since the entry into force of the OECD Anti-bribery Convention more than twenty years ago, the OECD Working Group on Bribery (WGB), the body in charge of monitoring the implementation of the Convention, has been at the forefront of the fight against transnational bribery.… Continue Reading
The UK data privacy watchdog fined the Serious Fraud Office £180,000 ($266,000) Monday for mistakenly disclosing evidence in the BAE investigation about 64 confidential witnesses in the case.
The evidence was generated during the SFO’s six-year investigation of military contractor BAE.… Continue Reading
Monday’s $772 million DOJ enforcement action against Alstom SA and several subsidiaries landed second on our list of the top ten FCPA cases of all time.
The addition of Paris-based Alstom means three of the top ten FCPA cases now involve French companies.… Continue Reading
Even the most ardent Francophile, as I most assuredly am, must be dismayed by France’s abysmal record of bribery prosecutions. Recent OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Working Group reports reveal France’s inexorable zero.… Continue Reading
In my prior post on Collective Action, I wrote about the importance of voluntary codes of conduct and concluded that in an era of weak regulation, corporate behaviour would have been significantly worse over the last decades without them.… Continue Reading
The Financial Times reported Friday that anti-corruption groups, (Global Witness, Transparency International and Corruption Watch) had written to the Prime Minister and the Director of the Serious Fraud Office raising concerns about the integrity of the SFO’s investigation into the sale by GPT Special Project Management, an Airbus subsidiary, of communications equipment to the Saudi National Guard.… Continue Reading
FCPA enforcement has waxed and waned during Eric Holder’s six-year tenure as U.S. Attorney General. But that’s not the whole picture. During the same time, global anti-corruption enforcement has picked up speed and is more robust today than ever.… Continue Reading