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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
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

Gift Giving Rules In The UAE

Here’s a summary of the United Arab Emirates’ gift-giving rules from the global index of ethiXbase:

Gift-giving legislation can be found in the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct issued on 12 June 2010.

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SL Industries’ Gifts and Entertainment Disclosure

From the ‘investigations’ index of ethiXbase, here is SL Industries Inc.’s FCPA disclosure in its latest Form 10-Q filed May 10, 2012.

The New Jersey-based company designs, manufactures, and markets electronics and power protection equipment used in the aerospace, computer, telecom, medical, and transportation industries.… Continue Reading

Diageo’s ‘Rice Cake’ Payments

There’s always a danger that an unhealthy corporate practice, even an illegal one, will gain internal acceptance and legitimacy simply because it happens all the time.

Take Diageo’s gift giving in Asia.… Continue Reading

A Gift-Giving Regulation Database Is Here. Finally

The latest product notice from the FCPA Database said:

We have researched gift-giving regulations for over 30 countries including Brazil, Russia, India, China, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, Azerbaijan, and Italy. Our documents contain the information you need to know about sensitive issues related to giving gifts to public officials and civil servants.… Continue Reading

iCompliance

Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

Email from Apple CEO Tim Cook to all Apple employees on October 5, 2011

This is the first time Apple Inc, the company Steve Jobs built, has ever appeared on the FCPA Blog.… Continue Reading