The world has now lived with the FCPA for more than 40 years and with hyper-enforcement for more than a decade. By now you’d think everyone on earth has learned about the risks of non-compliance.… Continue Reading
London-based TechnipFMC plc said in an SEC filing Wednesday that it has set aside $280 million for a settlement of bribery-related offenses with authorities in the United States, Brazil, and France.… Continue Reading
New anti-corruption legislation adopted Tuesday by France allows companies to enter into negotiated settlements with magistrates.
Snamprogetti Netherlands B.V. agreed to pay the Africa Development Bank $5.7 million in penalties for bribery related to contracts for liquefied natural gas production plants on Bonny Island, Nigeria.
Hewlett-Packard’s $108 million settlement this week didn’t quite make our list of the top ten FCPA cases of all time. But with a disgorgement to the SEC of $26.4 million, H-P landed eleventh on the list of the biggest FCPA disgorgements.… Continue Reading
Kellogg Brown & Root LLC, Technip S.A., and JGC Corp. agreed to pay $17 million in penalties in a settlement with the African Development Bank (ADB) for corrupt practices by affiliated companies in connection with contracts for liquefied natural gas production plants on Bonny Island, Nigeria from 1995 until 2004.… Continue Reading
As part of its $354 million settlement this week, Alcoa agreed to pay the third biggest disgorgement in FCPA history — $161 million.
What is disgorgement? It’s a remedy, according to our contributing editor Marc Alain Bohn, authorized by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that’s ‘used to deprive wrong-doers of their ill-gotten gains and deter violations of federal securities law.’… Continue Reading
Italian oil and gas services company Saipem is beefing up compliance by creating a new senior management position, the board of directors said last week.
Alberto Chiarini has been appointed Chief Financial and Compliance Officer.… Continue Reading
The only U.S.-headquartered company now on the FCPA top ten list is KBR (and its former parent, Halliburton). It landed second after paying $579 million in 2009 to settle an enforcement action for its role in the so-called TSKJ Nigeria consortium.… Continue Reading