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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Guidance points to ‘global best practices’

The new FCPA guidance talked about ‘an emerging international consensus on compliance best practices.’

Where to find that international consensus?

The guidance recommends these publications:

• OECD’s 2009 Anti-Bribery Recommendation (available here) and its Annex II, Good Practice Guidance on Internal Controls, Ethics, and Compliance, published in February 2010 (available in pdf here).… Continue Reading

‘Carbon copy prosecutions’ change the rules of the game

A recent University of Chicago Legal Forum article looks deep into an important new enforcement trend — duplicative enforcement actions in multiple countries.

The article — ‘Carbon Copy” Prosecutions: A Growing Anticorruption Phenomenon in a Shrinking World’ — was written by T.Continue Reading

Job Openings At The World Bank

Released today by the World Bank:

As the Sanctions Board’s workload continues to grow, our Secretariat’s staffing needs are growing too.

We have two Extended-Term Consultant openings: one at the senior counsel level (ETC3) and one at the counsel level (ETC2).… Continue Reading

World Bank Debars Oxford University Press

The World Bank Group said Tuesday it debarred two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Oxford University Press for three years for misconduct in East Africa.

‘The two companies made improper payments to government officials for two contracts to supply text books in relation to two World Bank-financed projects,’ the World Bank said.… Continue Reading

SNC-Lavalin Execs Charged In Canada

Two executives from Montreal-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc were charged in a Toronto court Monday for bribing officials in Bangladesh. 

Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act makes it an offense to directly or indirectly give or offer a loan, reward, advantage, or benefit of any kind to a foreign public official ‘in order to obtain or retain an advantage in the course of business.’… Continue Reading