With plans to launch its own cryptocurrency later this year, Russia has updated its anti-bribery and AML laws to aid its burgeoning digital economy while dealing with corruption risks associated with the new technology amid reports the Federal Security Service (FSB) allegedly tried to extract a bribe worth $1 million in bitcoin from a media mogul last year.… Continue Reading
It has been an eventful year for anti-corruption compliance in Russia. Here are the eight crucial developments companies need to know.… Continue Reading
Interpol has 194 member countries. They can all request Red Notices and most of them have. How is it then that just one member — Russia — is behind more than a third of all currently public Red Notices?… Continue Reading
As we approach the anniversary of the Financial Conduct Authority’s first published set of aggregated results, it’s a good time to review what that means for risk managers across the UK and Europe.… Continue Reading
A new report recently published by The Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ECI), the 2019 Global Business Ethics Survey, addresses the state of E&C programs across ten countries — USA, Brazil, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, India, and China.… Continue Reading
Juniper Networks paid the SEC $11.7 million Thursday to settle FCPA offenses related to its sales practices in Russia and China.
The American technology company disgorged $4 million and paid a $6.5… Continue Reading
Deutsche Bank paid the SEC $16 million Thursday to settle FCPA offenses related to its hiring of relatives of public officials in China and Russia.
The German bank disgorged $10.7 million and paid a $3 million penalty to the SEC, plus pre-judgment interest of $2.4… Continue Reading
Enforcement actions by U.S. and European enforcement agencies as well as the World Bank have drawn attention to bribery offenses committed by multinational companies in Russia and other former Soviet republics, in particular in Central Asia.… Continue Reading
The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control Thursday imposed sanctions on five individuals, including at least three Russians, and on a Chechen group for extra-judicial killings and torturing LGBT individuals.… Continue Reading
On March 21, the Russian general prosecutor’s office published the official year-end statistics for corporate bribery enforcement in 2018, which are once again aimed at demonstrating the country’s tough stance on fighting corruption.… Continue Reading
A UK court recently concluded that even when there’s ample evidence demonstrating connections to another state, UK courts may nonetheless affirm their own jurisdiction, if there are at least some connections providing a basis to do so.… Continue Reading
Russian telecom MTS joined our Top Ten list last week at number three. It knocked Och-Ziff off the list, and that means nine of the ten biggest FCPA cases of all time now involve non-U.S.… Continue Reading