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Harry Cassin
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Posts Tagged: Blocking Statute

Has China outlawed due diligence?

The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that China fined New York-based due diligence firm Mintz Group about $1.5 million for allegedly conducting unapproved “foreign-related statistical investigations” without official approvals in violation of Chinese laws.… Continue Reading

The top three FCPA stories of, ahem, 2020

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

Practice Alert: China asserts ‘judicial sovereignty’ with new blocking statute

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