The SEC took a seemingly aggressive stance in the BHP Billiton case, penalizing the Australian company $25 million for FCPA offenses because it sponsored foreign officials to attend the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.… Continue Reading
In the prior post, we asked a rather unpleasant question: where a government reasonably believes that hosting the Olympic Games would cause losses to the public fisc, but nonetheless submits a bid, has that government acted corruptly?… Continue Reading
We learned Friday that Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, and that Boston withdrew from the 2024 race. From a corruption standpoint, there’s a lot going on here.
China’s selection completes a fascinating ten-year stretch: 2014 (Russia), 2016 (Brazil), 2018 (South Korea), 2020 (Japan), 2022 (China).… Continue Reading
The Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday charged global resources company BHP Billiton with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when it sponsored foreign government officials as guests at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.… Continue Reading
BHP Billiton is in discussions to resolve an investigation of potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations that relate to the company’s sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The world’s largest miner said in its annual report Thursday, “The issues relate primarily to matters in connection with previously terminated exploration and development efforts, as well as hospitality provided as part of the company’s sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.”… Continue Reading