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Friday
Apr242015

Resource Alert: From Car Wash to Fox Hunt -- A Strange Brew 

Image courtesy of Hughes HubbardHughes Hubbard, a long-time sponsor of the FCPA Blog, has published once again a new version of its FCPA/Anti-Bribery Alert, an invaluable resource for compliance professionals. The 508-page Alert is available here.

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Thursday
Apr232015

Job: Senior Corporate Counsel Compliance (Thermo Fisher Scientific - Waltham, MA)

Job Title: Senior Corporate Counsel Compliance

Employer: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Location: Waltham, Massachusetts USA

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Thursday
Apr232015

Did Bill Clinton violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?

Image courtesy of the Clinton FoundationIn 2005, former president Bill Clinton traveled to Kazakhstan to meet with its leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Clinton flew to Almaty with the Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra on Giustra's private jet, the New York Times reported Thursday. Giustra was there to secure rights to Kazakhstan's rich uranium deposits.

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Thursday
Apr232015

Banks and opaque offshore structures: UK Privy Council weighs in

Last month the UK Privy Council delivered an important decision on the extent to which a bank is obliged to make inquiries into the underlying commercial purpose of offshore financial arrangements.

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Wednesday
Apr222015

Compliance officer awarded $1.5 million under SEC whistleblower program

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced an award Wednesday of about $1.5 million to a compliance professional who provided information for an enforcement action against the whistleblower’s company.

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Wednesday
Apr222015

UK fines Merrill Lynch £13 million for 35 million compliance lapses

The UK Financial Conduct Authority on Wednesday fined Merrill Lynch International £13,285,900 ($19.8 million) for incorrectly reporting 35,034,810 transactions and failing to report another 121,387 transactions between November 2007 and November 2014.

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Wednesday
Apr222015

Compliance officers required under new Ukraine anti-corruption law

On April 26, a new law requiring companies to have compliance programs will come into effect in Ukraine. The law applies to almost all companies participating in public tenders and to state owned enterprises over a certain size. Among other things, it requires companies to appoint a compliance officer with responsibility for implementing the compliance program and reporting to shareholders.

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Wednesday
Apr222015

Joint investigative powers for Singapore's central bank officers

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) of the Singapore Police Force announced last month that it will jointly investigate market misconduct offenses such as insider trading and market manipulation.

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Wednesday
Apr222015

The BOTA Foundation explained (Part Nine): How effective was BOTA?

The BOTA Foundation surpassed most of the expectations that its founders had for it. BOTA was able to efficiently and effectively return more than $115 million (the original $84 million associated with corruption plus accrued interest frozen Pictet and Cie Swiss bank account) to poor children, youth and their families. 

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Tuesday
Apr212015

Reader: When dealing with the DOJ, groveling helps

Dear FCPA Blog,

Thanks for the post about cooperation with the DOJ, which quoted from a recent talk by the DOJ's Leslie Caldwell. Unfortunately, my real world experience in FCPA investigations and cooperation has looked slightly different.

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