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Posts Tagged: Charitable Contributions

IKEA’s charitable giving in Russia and the FCPA (Part One)

When I was about to go work in Russia in 2012, somebody suggested that I read Lennart Dahlgren’s memoir, Despite Absurdity: How I Conquered Russia While It Conquered Me. Dahlgren, the CEO of IKEA Russia during the late 1990s and early 2000s, was instrumental in establishing the furniture giant there.… Continue Reading

Hyperdynamics under investigation for Guinea oil and gas rights

Houston-based oil and gas company Hyperdynamics Corporation said it received a subpoena from the DOJ in September requesting documents relating to its business in the African country of Guinea.

The company said it believes the investigation is focused on whether its ‘activities in obtaining and retaining the Concession rights and [its] relationships with charitable organizations potentially violate the FCPA and anti-money laundering statutes.’… Continue Reading

Stryker pays $13.2 million in SEC settlement

The SEC said Thursday that medical device and equipment maker Stryker Corporation will pay $13.2 million to resolve FCPA violations.

Michigan-based Stryker bribed doctors and administrators at government controlled hospitals in Argentina, Greece, Mexico, Poland, and Romania, the SEC said.… Continue Reading

SEC declination for Wynn

Here’s a disclosure by Wynn Resorts from its Form 8-K filed with the SEC earlier this month:

On February 13, 2012, Wynn Resorts, Limited (the “Company”) filed a Report on Form 8-K disclosing that it had received a letter from the Salt Lake Regional Office (the “Office”) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) advising the Company that the Office had commenced an informal inquiry with respect to certain matters, including a donation by Wynn Macau, Limited, an affiliate of the Company, to the University of Macau Development Foundation.

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Eli Lilly pays $29 million in SEC settlement

Eli Lilly and Company resolved FCPA civil charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission based on bribes to government officials in Russia, Brazil, China, and Poland.

Lilly agreed Thursday to pay $29.4 million to the SEC.… Continue Reading

Super-charge your analytics program with the guidance

Last month, the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission published their long-awaited Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

At 120 pages, this document is intended to assist companies to navigate seemingly arbitrary rules around what does and does not constitute legal behavior when dealing with overseas business practices.… Continue Reading