For the FCPA community (and the entire human race), 2020 was a You’ve-Got-to-be-Kidding-Me year. But for our top stories, let’s jump past the pandemic and straight to the FCPA, and more specifically to three aspects of enforcement — the Good, the Bad, and the Missing.… Continue Reading
On September 2, the United States designated the chief prosecutor from the International Criminal Court (ICC), as well as an ICC senior official, to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) and Blocked Persons List, the first exercise of sanctions under a June 11 executive order targeting the ICC due to its ongoing investigation of U.S.… Continue Reading
Here’s a head-scratcher. China is the country mentioned most often in FCPA enforcement actions — 63 times by my count. And yet, only one PRC-headquartered parent company has been the subject of an FCPA enforcement action.… Continue Reading
A year ago, we wrote here about the enactment and possible implications of a new law in China preventing China-based individuals and entities, including the China-based subsidiaries of non-Chinese companies, from providing certain assistance in criminal proceedings outside of China.… Continue Reading
China recently enacted a law that could prevent China-based individuals and entities, including the China-based subsidiaries of non-Chinese companies, from providing certain assistance in criminal proceedings outside of China.
The law appears to block such companies, absent approval from the Chinese government, from disclosing evidence in China to criminal enforcement authorities outside of China in connection with a criminal matter.… Continue Reading
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.… Continue Reading