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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

In Russia, new rules exempt companies from bribery liability

On August 14, 2018, new amendments to the Russian Code on Administrative Offenses (Administrative Code) related to bribery by legal entities went into effect. The new provisions establish conditions exempting companies from liability for bribery if those companies assist authorities in uncovering and investigating misconduct.… Continue Reading

OECD Working Group releases report on liability of legal persons for foreign bribery

The OECD Working Group on Bribery has been setting global standards for fighting foreign bribery since the adoption of the Anti-Bribery Convention in 1997. Among these standards, the Convention requires Parties to establish systems of liability of legal persons and to provide that firms found guilty of foreign bribery are subject to “effective, proportionate and dissuasive” sanctions.… Continue Reading

Jorge and Kenney: Argentina considers bill to enable corporate bribery prosecutions

Argentina’s National Congress will soon consider a bill that would finally enable prosecutors to bring criminal charges against corporations that engage in bribery and other corrupt acts.

Argentina’s legal system currently makes it impossible to punish businesses for corruption; only those individuals who actually break the law can be prosecuted.Continue Reading

Russia considers penalties for corporate money laundering

The Federal Financing Monitoring Service of the Russian Federation drafted a bill that would ratify the Council of Europe Warsaw Convention of 2005 on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism, which Russia signed in 2009.Continue Reading

What’s expected from UK independent directors?

Effective independent non-executive directors are expected to provide high-quality, objective oversight and scrutiny of a listed company’s strategy and the performance of its executive management. By being removed from the immediate commercial pressures of executive management, they are an essential component for ensuring effective corporate governance and compliance.… Continue Reading

For corporate defendants, there will (probably) be blood

Some members of Congress are evidently concerned that corporate defendants are getting off the hook. Too many deferred- and non-prosecution agreements, and not enough criminal indictments.

So acting assistant AG Mythili Raman, who’s now heading the DOJ’s criminal division, testified Wednesday before the U.S.… Continue Reading