The criminal liability of corporations is an essential part of the fight against foreign bribery. Yet not every legal system views this area of law in the same way, and not everyone agrees on the best approach.… Continue Reading
The world keeps shrinking for Africa’s kleptocrats.
Senegal’s new government has launched an unusual joint investigation with France into several key figures from the former government.
It reportedly filed a complaint with a Paris court to investigate the origins of assets held in France by an undisclosed list of high-profile figures associated with the former Senegalese government.… Continue Reading
This just in from ‘French-fcpablog-addict,’ our correspondent in Paris:
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I am just going out from the Paris Court and the judges decided to order a disjunction / separation of the file about Jeffrey Tesler because it is a fundamental right to let people be present in order to defend themselves.… Continue Reading
Here’s a note from a correspondent in France:
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Dear FCPA Blog,
You probably have already noticed through ethiXbase that today [November 19] begins the French trial of Jeffrey Tesler.
Tesler’s lawyers will ask to postpone the trial because he is currently in jail in the United States and would like to be at the hearing.
The United States has a long legal history of holding corporations criminally responsible for acts of employees and agents. But that concept never existed under German or French law, among others.… Continue Reading
Larry Ellison ranked third on Forbes’ list with $41 billion. Last month, his company Oracle paid $2 million to settle civil FCPA charges.… Continue Reading
French defense and security firm Safran was fined €500,000 last week by a court in Paris for bribing government officials in Nigeria.
Officials of Malaysia’s ruling UMNO party, including Prime Minister Najib Razak, left, are denying there was corruption in connection with the $1.25 billion purchase of two submarines from France in 2002.… Continue Reading