Colombia’s national airline said in a U.S. securities filing Thursday that it is investigating possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery laws because of free and discounted tickets and upgrades given to government officials in various countries.… Continue Reading
In a landmark ruling, the High Court in London has said that interview notes — made by a company’s external law firm as part of internal investigations into allegations of corruption in Kazakhstan and Africa — are not protected by legal professional privilege.… Continue Reading
Now a new resource goes far beyond the Corporate Investigations List to provide real time alerts and deep insight into open FCPA investigations.… Continue Reading
International investigations are the heart and soul of FCPA inquiries. As denoted by its title, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act deals with bribes and offers to foreign officials and those of foreign state owned enterprises.… Continue Reading
Panasonic Corporation confirmed Thursday that a subsidiary that develops inflight entertainment and communications systems is under investigation for possible FCPA and securities laws violations.
Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic said in a release it is cooperating with the investigation and “has recently engaged in discussions with the DOJ and SEC with a view towards resolving the matter.”
Panasonic Avionics Corporation is based in Lake Forest, California and has about 4,500 employees.… Continue Reading
Yesterday’s post on minimizing headaches during China investigations discussed company policies and mitigating risk under PRC privacy and state secrets laws.
We look today at IT assessments, other PRC laws, and local resources, continuing our list of steps companies can take now to minimize headaches when an investigation in China arises.… Continue Reading
Any company with more than a small presence in China is likely to need to conduct an internal investigation there at some point.
While investigations in China are not wholly different than in other jurisdictions, our experience handling scores of such investigations leads us to the conclusion that companies can take certain steps in advance to minimize headaches if and when such an investigation in China is needed.… Continue Reading
The volunteer researcher who compiles the FCPA Blog’s Corporate Investigations List also tabulated the companies that have mentioned China as part of an ongoing FCPA investigation.
There are 24 companies on this China Edition of the Corporate Investigations List.… Continue Reading
I have not had sight of the TRACE reports into Unaoil but no doubt in time they will become public. I am confident that TRACE did what it was contracted to do and exercised skill and care in so doing.… Continue Reading
While the much heralded Yates Memo has produced a frenzy of “what does it mean?” reporting, few analysts have examined the depth and breadth of the issues and events that led DOJ to re-emphasize the focus on prosecution of corporate executives.… Continue Reading