The global human rights agenda is gaining momentum with a number of jurisdictions, including the United States, Germany, Switzerland, and the EU currently working (or committed) to introduce mandatory human rights due diligence laws.… Continue Reading
Despite beginning to open up its once-notoriously secret banking system, Switzerland remains the go-to destination for the more discerning kleptocrats and assorted lawbreakers.… Continue Reading
Earlier this month, Business at OECD (BIAC) and the International Organization of Employers (IOE) published a new guide: “Connecting the anti-corruption and human rights agendas: A guide for business and employers’ organizations.”… Continue Reading
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon recently made headlines with his statement at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. “Starting on July 1 in the United States and Europe we are not going to take a company public unless there’s at least one diverse board candidate, with a focus on women,” Mr.… 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
The former president of a Maryland-based transportation company was convicted Friday of bribing a Russian official in exchange for contracts to deliver nuclear materials to customers in the United States.… Continue Reading
One of the world’s biggest shipbuilders agreed Friday to pay $75 million in total penalties to resolve criminal FCPA offenses in Brazil.… Continue Reading
Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and two associates are facing criminal charges in Switzerland for allegedly paying bribes to win mining licences in Guinea between 2005 and 2010.