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Tuesday
Aug302016

Mexico moves forward: Sweeping new anti-corruption regime, presidential apology

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto (official government photo)After an aggressive grassroots campaign, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto recently announced the enactment of sweeping changes to Mexico’s anti-corruption regime. The new law is a significant step toward transparency in a country that consistently ranks among the most corrupt in the region and the world.

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Tuesday
Aug302016

Report: SEC pays its first FCPA whistleblower award

Has the SEC paid a whistleblower for an FCPA-related tip? Yes, according to reports this week.

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Monday
Aug292016

Resource Alert: Huge public-access database for corruption research

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a non-profit network of investigative journalism centers in Europe and Eurasia, launched a searchable data platform that now has more than 3.6 million documents.

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Monday
Aug292016

Job: Import Export Analyst (BAE Systems, Inc. - Arlington, VA)

Job Title: Import Export Analyst

Employer: BAE Systems, Inc. 

Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

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Friday
Aug262016

Lotte Group vice chairman found dead hours before questioning by prosecutors

One of South Korea's top executives was found dead on a walking trail Friday morning in Gyeonggi Province in an apparent suicide.

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Thursday
Aug252016

John Kerry: Corruption is ‘root cause’ of terrorism

Secretary of State John Kerry made his third visit to Nigeria in 20 months this week, talking in the most explicit terms any top-level American official has used to explain the direct link between corruption and terrorism.

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Thursday
Aug252016

Practice Note: How to handle real estate compliance risks

In the prior post, we talked about anti-corruption enforcement actions and investigations involving real estate. Now let's look at real estate-related compliance.

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Wednesday
Aug242016

Richard Bistrong: In defense of, ahem, intermediaries

International success now depends on business leaders having "the foreign policy acumen to distinguish what they can and cannot do,” according to John Chipman, the director-general and chief executive of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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Wednesday
Aug242016

Bill Steinman: Getting comfortable with per diems by mitigating the risk

Per diems abound. Since my first post in this series six months ago, I’ve been asked to help our clients with at least fifteen foreign government tenders or contracts that require the payment of per diems during testing or training visits. While not a scientific survey, it underscores what I believe to be a growing demand by foreign governments for per diems. 

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Tuesday
Aug232016

Severin Wirz: Why businesses are seizing the corporate transparency movement

A strange thing occurred this month in the American political universe when a business organization wrote a letter to several key Congressmen advocating on behalf of a bill that would increase government oversight over companies. Yes, you read that right: companies are voicing their support for more government regulation.

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Tuesday
Aug232016

Compliance Alert: Enforcement hammer falls on real estate

Regulators charged with enforcing anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and economic sanctions laws and regulations have turned new attention to the real estate industry, and investigations and enforcement efforts span the globe.

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Tuesday
Aug232016

Job: Associate Compliance Manager, Monitoring and Analytics (Allergan - Jersey City, NJ)

Job Title: Associate Compliance Manager, Monitoring and Analytics

Employer: Allergan 

Location: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

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