FIFA, the DOJ and the Global Fight Against Corruption

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) gave the global fight against anti-corruption a huge boost last week when it announced it was bringing charges against 14 members or persons associated with Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). To say that the scope and breadth of the charges were breathtaking really does not capture this moment in history for the anti-corruption advocates around the globe. Weiterlesen

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Senn on 10 Best Practices in a Cross-Border Investigation – Part II

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Today we celebrate Texas Letters. I know that might sound counter-intuitive for a state that is bunkering down for the anticipated Jade Helm invasion but there is a literary tradition that is certainly well known. On this day 79 years ago in 1936 Larry McMurtry was born in Wichita Falls, Texas. Weiterlesen

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Senn on 10 Best Practices in a Cross-Border Investigation – Part I

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Today we celebrate a closure for it was on this day in 1935 that probably the best-known baseball player in the history of the game, George Herman ‘Babe’ Ruth, retired. While many of his records were broken with the march of history, his career slugging percentage of .690 remains the highest in Major League history. Weiterlesen

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Federal Judge Rejects Expansive Interpretation of False Claims Act

Spring 16An Ohio federal judge dismissed a False Claims Act lawsuit brought against U.S. Bank that could have expanded liability under the statute. The plaintiff, a legal aid group, claimed that U.S. Bank was defrauding the federal government through its mortgage practices. But as the New York Times reports, the judge rejected the lawsuit as based on publicly-known information. Weiterlesen

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Senn Interview, Part I – Investigations Under the FCPA

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One of the things that I am questioned on is when to bring in outside counsel for a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation or simply to take a look at an issue that may have raised a Red Flag but is not yet a FCPA violation. Weiterlesen

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Zur Auskunftspflicht des Geschäftsführers einer insolventen GmbH (BGH IX ZB 62/14, 05.03.2015)

Spring 8Nach §§ 97, 101, 20 InsO ist der Geschäftsführer einer GmbH verpflichtet, dem Insolvenzgericht, dem Insolvenzverwalter, dem Gläubigerausschuss und u. U. auch der Gläubigerversammlung Auskunft über die wirtschaftlichen Verhältnisse und Geschäfte der insolventen Gesellschaft zu erteilen.

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Zwingend notwendige Genehmigung für chinesische Gesellschaftsverträge

Spring 7Urteil des chinesischen Obersten Gerichts vom 23.12.2014 – (2013) Mintizi 239 – Der Gesellschaftsvertrag und die Gesellschaftssatzung eines chinese-foreign Equity Joint Venture (EJV)  oder Cooperation Joint Venture (CJV) bedürfen einer Genehmigung der zuständigen Behörde, Art. 3 Chinese-Foreign CJV Gesetz oder Art. 5 Chinese-Foreign CJV Gesetz. Weiterlesen

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Managing Your Third Parties in a FCPA Compliance Program

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The building blocks of any Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) anti-corruption compliance program lay the foundations for a best practices compliance program. Weiterlesen

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Doing Less with Less and the Unification of Germany

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I am attending the SCCE Utilities and Energy Conference in Houston this week. As usual, the SCCE has put on a great event for the compliance practitioner. This year there is live blogging by Kortney Nordum so there should be much about the conference up on the SCCE blogsite, this week and into the future. Weiterlesen

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Revisiting The Raven and Visiting Foreign Subsidiaries

https://tfoxlaw.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/poe-and-raven.jpgOn January 19 we celebrated the birth of one of America’s most iconic authors, Edgar Allen Poe, who was born on this day in Boston, Massachusetts. Anyone who reads or watches a mystery show on television owes a debt to Poe for inventing the genre. Weiterlesen

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