Schlagwort-Archive: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION v. Parker Drilling Company

Civil Action No. 1:13CV461 (E.D. Va., April 16, 2013)    The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Parker Drilling Company, a worldwide drilling services and project management firm, with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by authorizing improper payments to … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: DPAs and NPAs – Useful Tools to Achieve Compliance

The debate on whether the use of Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) and Non-Prosecution Agreements (NPAs) has become lively again over the past couple of weeks. Last week, there was a panel hosted by the Corporate Crime Reporter conference at the … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: Distributors under the FCPA

If there was ever a question that distributors were covered under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), in 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made it emphatically clear that this class of entities in … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: The HSBC AML Settlement – Lessons Learned for the AML Compliance Practitioner

I recently wrote about banks behaving badly. Currently, Exhibit A in that list is HSBC. In December, 2012, the UK banking giant HSBC agreed to pay a fine of $1.92 billion for its transgressions involving money laundering. Today I want … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: The Art of Strategic Compliance Plan – A Seven Step Process

I recently wrote about my colleague Stephen Martin’s thoughts on having a 1-3-5 year strategic plan for your company’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) or Bribery Act compliance program. I am often asked where a compliance practitioner can come up … Weiterlesen

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FCPA Enforcement: Why Corporations Support DPAs and NPAs

At the recent Dow Jones Global Compliance Symposium, there was a debate royal between Mark Mendelsohn and the FCPA Professor, Mike Koehler, regarding enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). One of the points the Professor raised was regarding … Weiterlesen

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Compliance – die Panalpina Entscheidung

Die Lektüre dieser US-Entscheidung aus dem Jahre 2010  (einem sogenannten Deferred Prosecution Agreement / DPA) ist Pflichtlektüre für all’diejenigen, die sich mit Compliance Programmen befassen, ein Blick in die USA (der Mutter von Compliance)  hilft für die eigenen Überlegungen und … Weiterlesen

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The Compliance Integration Risk Assessment

For the want of a nail, the horse was lost. For the want of a horse, the message was lost. For the want of a message, a battle was lost. For the want of a battle, a kingdom was lost. … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: The Saga of MF Global – Don’t Shoot the Messenger, Fire the Chief Compliance Officer

In a post last week on his site, Corruption, Crime and Compliance, Mike Volkov named the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) his “Person of the Year”. He did so because “There is no other position in a company which has taken … Weiterlesen

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