On November 3, 2014, China’s legislature released for public comment (Chinese) draft amendments to China’s Criminal Law (“the Draft Amendments”), a number of which broaden and strengthen crimes and penalties related to bribery and corruption. This post summarizes the key developments related to bribery and corruption:
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Eric Holder Jr. announced his resignation as U.S. attorney general Thursday. His nearly six years in office have seen him deal with everything from trials for terrorists to the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri, to enforcement actions such as the whopping $8.9 billion levied against BNP Paribas for transferring billions of dollars on behalf of several countries blacklisted by the United States.
The UK's Financial Conduct Authority issued its second anti-money laundering annual report in July, emphasizing obligation to prevent financial crime and enhance AML systems and controls in specific ways.
After 18 years at the Justice Department, and leading the criminal division during 2013 and 2014, Mythili Raman joined Covington & Burling's white-collar crime and litigation practice in April.
She spoke to Julie DiMauro about aggressive enforcement, facilitation payments, deferred prosecution agreements, and her move to private practice.
Mythili Raman, the DOJ's former Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, has joined 800-lawyer Covington & Burling as a partner, the firm said Tuesday.
The International Compliance Leadership Series, co-hosted by the FCPA Blog and Norton Rose Fullbright, is a chance for regional and international compliance professionals to meet with some of the world’s leading authorities on anti-corruption compliance and enforcement.
A common problem I encounter in my practice is the shortage of Chinese-language materials on anti-corruption topics. China-based employees often want to know more about the FCPA and anti-corruption enforcement, but nearly all of the most valuable resources are available only in English.
The UK Solicitor General is publishing a Draft Code for Crown Prosecutors Thursday that's expected to contain further details about deferred prosecution agreements in the UK.
Lanny Breuer, who stepped down this month after heading the DOJ's criminal divison for four years, has returned to Covington & Burling to be the law firm’s vice chair.
China’s top judicial authorities released a new interpretation last week on how certain bribery crimes are to be enforced.