For at least ten years, Germany’s financial regulator heard detailed complaints from reliable sources about a $2 billion accounting fraud at Wirecard AG but failed to act.… Continue Reading
The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Jay Clayton, chose a speech in September to the Economic Club of New York to argue that when it comes to enforcement of anti-corruption laws, the United States is “acting largely alone.”… Continue Reading
The U.S. Department of Justice recently published new guidance on how it will assess corporate compliance programs. The DOJ Guidance streamlines previous U.S. guidance and expands on key subjects; providing a greater insight into how the the DOJ will approach its evaluation of compliance programs when considering whether a prosecution or other resolution is appropriate. … Continue Reading
Some would argue that not-for-profits have done their job after campaigning for the UK Bribery Act and France’s Loi Sapin II, and indeed for the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, and should now leave compliance to others. … Continue Reading
The international business community wins when companies across supply and marketing chains work to the same high standards. There is less risk and more predictability, which promotes confidence among business partners.… Continue Reading
Heads up: The six-month anniversary in your new position will arrive in a flash.
If you were hired as part of your organization’s response to a serious corruption allegation, you may still be in fire-fighting mode at this point, but starting to emerge for air.… Continue Reading
Many individuals, non-profits, and corporations actively support charitable causes around the world. The need to support worthwhile charitable projects in many developing markets is particularly acute due to local needs, the lack of government funding, and the lack of an adequately developed infrastructure.… Continue Reading
Two former executives of a UK company that supplies technology-based products to the metals industry were charged Thursday with bribery and corruption.
Michael Sorby, a former director of Sarclad Ltd, and Adrian Leek, the company’s former sales manager, appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London.… Continue Reading
In the e-book we wrote as a guide to navigating corruption challenges in emerging markets, we talk in one chapter about guarding against anti-corruption problems in connection with philanthropic and grant-giving activities.… Continue Reading
The first negotiated settlement of a corporate bribery investigation under the UK Bribery Act involved a deferred prosecution agreement between the Serious Fraud Office and ICBC Standard Bank. That case is a turning point in the enforcement history of the UK Bribery Act and, at a global level, it fuels the debate about the use of settlements to resolve foreign bribery charges.… Continue Reading
Corporate compliance enthusiasts have one more item on their To Do list this winter: be sure to review and comment on ISO 37001, the draft standard for anti-bribery management systems.
Joe Murphy recently talked in a post on the FCPA Blog about antitrust concerns under U.S. law for competitors who band together to fight corruption. I’d like to explain how and why the antitrust issue can be mitigated.… Continue Reading