Deutsche Bank AG agreed Friday to pay the DOJ and SEC $122.9 million in penalties and disgorgement to resolve FCPA offenses in China, Italy, Abu Dhabi, and Saudi Arabia.… Continue Reading
A recent scandal at a major Chinese public hospital revealed that many of the public hospitals across the country outsource their medical services to private companies and employ doctors as independent contractors. … Continue Reading
China has chosen seven audit firms including PwC, BDO, and Grant Thornton to examine the overseas assets of major state-owned enterprises (SOEs) following an open tender held last month.
The move came after a former audit official warned that more than 110 SOEs’ overseas assets valued at about 4 trillion yuan ($637 billion) were not audited due to insufficient audit staff.… Continue Reading
In the world of anti-corruption internal controls, there is no “one-size-fits-all” model. Ideally, design and implementation of such controls should be thoughtful, rigorous and based on a robust and re-performable corruption risk assessment. … Continue Reading
The Securities and Exchange Commission Monday charged Bruker Corporation with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by paying for sightseeing trips and shopping expenses for Chinese government officials responsible for buying the company’s products.… Continue Reading
Business opportunities in China abound. But as anyone who reads the FCPA Blog knows, compliance there can be particularly challenging.… Continue Reading