How to explain it? Beam Suntory’s 2018 FCPA civil settlement with the SEC went so well. The SEC praised the company’s cooperation and took into account its good behavior. And yet in 2020, when Beam Suntory finally resolved criminal FCPA charges, the DOJ brought faint praise and heavy criticism, citing the company’s “inconsistent and, at times, inadequate cooperation,” among other transgressions.… Continue Reading
As Jason Deegan’s post for the FCPA Blog recently reminded us, Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) rarely points to major changes from year to year. However, a closer analysis of ratings since 2012 – the year when TI adopted its current methodology for the CPI – may be more revealing.… Continue Reading
Last week produced the clearest evidence yet that global companies are shifting production away from China. Kearny’s annual Reshoring Index showed a “dramatic reversal” in the amount of manufactured goods U.S.… Continue Reading
The new Hogan Lovells’ Steering the Course II report examines the approaches, concerns, and regional differences of multinational corporations across the globe as they tackle anti-bribery and corruption risk by surveying 700 chief compliance officers, heads of legal, or equivalent.… Continue Reading
The DOJ unsealed an indictment Tuesday against two former executives of Alstom S.A. and a former executive of the Japanese trading company Marubeni Corporation, for allegedly bribing the head of the state-owned power company in Indonesia and members of parliament there.… Continue Reading
A former Alstom SA executive who carried a UK passport, worked in France, and said he never set foot in the United States, was convicted Friday by a federal jury on 11 of 12 counts for his part in a scheme to bribe government officials in Indonesia.… Continue Reading
The Securities and Exchange Commission Monday charged Nissan and its former CEO Carlos Ghosn with fraud for failing to disclose more than $140 million to be paid to Ghosn in retirement.… Continue Reading
When trying to determine how to allocate compliance resources across Asian markets, the more developed and mature markets such as Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and Thailand are often given only residual attention because they are deemed fairly easy places to operate in.… Continue Reading
The Securities and Exchange Commission fined Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC $2 million for violating auditor independence rules and suspended its former CEO and director of independence for causing the violations.
The SEC said Wednesday that Deloitte Japan issued audit reports for a banking client while about 90 Deloitte Japan employees maintained accounts with the bank.… Continue Reading
Seventy-three years ago today, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
The blast destroyed 90 percent of Hiroshima and killed at least 80,000 people. Around 60,000 more died from radiation sickness before the end of the year.… Continue Reading