Schlagwort-Archive: Department of Justice

Getting Your Company Ready for M&A Compliance Due Diligence

Who was the absolute worst general during the Civil War? While there are many worthy candidates for this dubious honor, on the Southern side my vote goes to General John Bell Hood. One of the prime proponents of the Southern … Weiterlesen

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Five Golden Rules of What Works – The Internal Marketing of Compliance

I am attending the ACI Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Boot Camp in Houston. It is one of the best FCPA events held in Houston annually. It brings together some of the top local compliance talent, together with top national … Weiterlesen

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How Straight From The Lion’s Mouth Informs Your Hotline

The symbol of Venice is the Lion of St. Mark. The use of this symbol led to the maxim ‘straight from the lion’s mouth’. This adage came about because the Republic of Venice had its own hotline system where citizens … Weiterlesen

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Farewell to Bum and Bud: Trends in FCPA Compliance and Enforcement

Sometimes the universe converges in ways that are quite eerie. This past weekend was such an instance when the most beloved figure in Houston professional sports passed on to the great hereafter; only to be followed two days later by … Weiterlesen

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What the SEC and DOJ Resource Guide to the FCPA Means for Multi-National Companies

Für deutsche, international tätige Unternehmen mit einer US-Tochtergesellschaft sind die U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Regeln von Relevanz, zumindest sollte man diesbezüglich sensibilisiert sein. American Bar Association / Business Law TODAY July 2013: After a year of waiting, the … Weiterlesen

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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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SEC Announces Non-Prosecution Agreement With Ralph Lauren Corporation Involving FCPA Misconduct

Washington, D.C., April 22, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) with Ralph Lauren Corporation in which the company will disgorge more than $700,000 in illicit profits and interest obtained in connection with bribes … Weiterlesen

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SEC Charges Total S.A. for Illegal Payments to Iranian Official

Washington, D.C., May 29, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged France-based oil and gas company Total S.A. with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by paying $60 million in bribes to intermediaries of an Iranian government … Weiterlesen

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Don’t Claim it is Legal to Bribe Another Government’s Representatives – Especially in China

Last week a guest blog post in the FCPA Blog by Ernesto Sanchez, entitled “What’s good for reciprocity may be bad for FCPA prosecutions”, implied that the US District Court’s ruling when it “vacated an SEC Dodd-Frank rule mandating that … Weiterlesen

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FCPA: What is Your Compliance Strategy?

Do you have a strategy? The Houston Astros claim to have a strategy that involves being the worst team in baseball for up to the next five years and then magically they will become a winner. I suppose that having … Weiterlesen

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