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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

Is the CPI upside down?

Transparency International released its 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index Thursday. The results of this latest iconic list beg the question: Should we look at the ten cleanest countries on the CPI to see where the next mega-FCPA settlement will come from?… Continue Reading

In Nordic companies, it’s not common to speak up

A recent survey by the Nordic Business Ethics Network into how 1,500 employees in Finland, Norway and Sweden, perceive ethics at their workplaces reveal that over 90 percent value an ethical working place higher than a salary increase or a promotion.… Continue Reading

Norway contractor reports ‘likely’ bribes to Petrobras

Sevan Marine “more likely than not” made improper payments to win business with Brazil’s Petrobras, the company said in a statement released Friday.

An investigation led by lawyers from Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA and commissioned by Sevan’s board focused on how contracts with Petrobras were obtained from 2005 to 2008.… Continue Reading

Norway jails four ex Yara execs for India, Libya bribes

A court in Norway Tuesday sentenced four former senior executives of Norwegian fertilizer maker Yara International to prison, including the ex-CEO and former top lawyer.

A three-judge panel convicted the defendants of paying about $8 million in bribes in India and Libya to gain access to markets there.… Continue Reading

We’re serious: It’s an exciting time for tax enforcement

Admittedly, we’re surprised to write that headline several weeks after “tax day” in the United States. However, a common theme emerged during a recent World Bank Group program on tax evasion: there’s currently an unprecedented level of enthusiasm, political will and momentum in support of combating global tax evasion and avoidance. … Continue Reading