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FCPA Blog Daily News

Tuesday
Jan152019

And the big compliance story for 2019 is . . . . 

Nearly every corporate anti-bribery violation reveals problems with internal controls.

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Monday
Jan142019

Italy adopts new ‘bribe destroyer’ law

On December 18, 2018 the Italian Parliament approved a package of measures aimed to combat public sector corruption and increase scrutiny and transparency requirements with regards to private and corporate contributions to political parties and foundations.

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Monday
Jan142019

Mastercard’s award-winning compliance training film now available

Mastercard took compliance training to a new level when they engaged a production company to depict chapters of my FCPA violations, eventual guilty plea, and sentencing to fourteen and a half months in prison.

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Friday
Jan112019

UK Enforcement: No prison for four convicted in Bertling bribe case

Three former executives of a German logistics firm and an oil company employee they bribed were sentenced to prison in London Friday, but were spared serving any jail time when the judge suspended the sentences.

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Friday
Jan112019

Leonardo DiCaprio secretly testifies before 1MDB grand jury

Academy Award winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio appeared covertly before a Washington, D.C. grand jury to testify as part of the DOJ's investigation into the looting of Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

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Friday
Jan112019

How can donors protect themselves against an NGO's corrupt practices?

Corporate donors involved in the recovery and development of post-conflict countries usually engage with local NGOs. In an ideal world, those partnerships -- marriages of convenience to comply with legal restrictions placed on work permits, property ownership, and so on -- would function seamlessly, and the last thing on anybody's mind would be the FCPA.

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Thursday
Jan102019

These D&O exclusions can kill your FCPA coverage

We addressed how D&O policy definitions can differ -- expanding or limiting coverage for FCPA enforcement -- in my previous post.

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Thursday
Jan102019

Job: Regional Ethics & Compliance Officer – Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

Job title: Regional Ethics & Compliance Officer – Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)

Employer: Cognizant

Location: London, U.K. or Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Wednesday
Jan092019

Armenian businesses commit to compliance

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets in Eurasia must demonstrate the ability to assess and mitigate corruption risks in order to do business with multinational firms. The vast majority of SMEs in the region are unable to do so. While corruption risks remain high, these firms are unable to access opportunities for growth. Until recently, Armenia was a case in point.

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Wednesday
Jan092019

Takeaways from the Anti-Corruption Chapter of the USMCA

The anti-corruption provisions in Chapter 27 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) stand out as one of the noteworthy differences between the newly negotiated pact and its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). 

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Tuesday
Jan082019

Will your D&O policy respond to FCPA enforcement?

The extent to which a D&O policy will respond to an FCPA claim can vary considerably depending on the specifics of the action, stage of the action, and the policy’s terms, definitions and exclusions.

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Tuesday
Jan082019

The ‘frozen middle’ can make or break a compliance program

Denise Lee Yohn is a go-to expert on brand-building for national media outlets. She's also a popular speaker and consultant, and an influential writer.

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