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Entries in Corruption Perceptions Index (60)

Tuesday
Jun122018

Hoping to do business in North Korea? Ah, a few red flags . . .

Assuming OFAC someday lifts the trade sanctions, and business between American companies and North Korea becomes legally possible, what does the initial due diligence look like?

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Wednesday
May232018

Joseph Pozsgai-Alvarez on the judiciary: Do ethics programs create corruption?

We've all heard the question before: Does corruption work as grease in the wheels or as sand?

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Tuesday
Apr032018

U.S. training company warns about graft risk in . . . . Hong Kong!

It's typical for issuers to warn about corruption risks in Russia and China, and parts of Africa. But Hong Kong?

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Monday
Feb262018

Hundreds lose New Zealand drivers licenses in bribery scandal

New Zealand, ranked the least corrupt country in the world, has cancelled hundreds of drivers licenses after an investigation revealed widespread bribery involving driving tests.

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Thursday
Jan112018

Joseph Pozsgai-Alvarez: The Quest for a Unified Theory of Corruption

Writing from 2018, it seems rather unnecessary to keep opening academic articles on corruption by introducing the reader to its social, political, and economic significance—the phenomenon is today so ingrained in popular scholarly thought that there is hardly an individual who needs to be convinced about the position of society at large in regards to public and private malfeasance.

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Wednesday
Jan102018

Robert Clark: Not all corruption indexes are created equal

Any company doing business abroad is going to face corruption risk. Businesses have a responsibility to know where those risks are and to decide how to confront them.

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Monday
Dec182017

TI's Corruption Perceptions Index plays role in SEC risk warnings

FCPA investigations and enforcement actions can deeply damage companies of all sizes. Issuers -- those filing periodic reports to the SEC -- warn investors constantly about the risks that corruption can cause.

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Friday
Sep012017

Bill Steinman on graft: Why we fight

My approach as a contributor to the FCPA Blog has been to take real world issues I encounter in my law practice and share practical approaches for overcoming them. Today’s post will be different. 

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Friday
Mar102017

Rare news from Singapore: Former BP exec charged with taking bribes 

A former executive of BP Singapore was charged Thursday with taking about $4.3 million in bribes from a local businessman.

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Thursday
Feb232017

Former Hong Kong leader jailed for graft

Donald Tsang, Hong Kong's Chief Executive between 2005 and 2012, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in prison. 

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Thursday
Feb022017

Even clean Nordics have continuing enforcement risk

In the 2016 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index released last week, Nordic countries again received the most favorable rankings. Yet, for the second year in a row, Transparency International’s website draws a negative example from the Nordics, citing a scandal involving members of the Danish parliament to illustrate corruption in European countries. 

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Wednesday
Sep282016

A Compliance Plan for the Extractive Industries Payment Disclosure Rule

In the prior post we described the SEC's new Rule 13q-1 that took effect on Monday (September 26). In this post, we discuss steps covered companies should take to comply with the rule.

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