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Entries in Disclosure (76)

Monday
May222017

These 77 countries have extractive industries disclosure rules

The U.S. Senate voted in February to repeal an SEC rule that would have required oil and gas and mining companies to disclose each year all of their payments to foreign governments for exploration and production rights, permits, taxes, and other things.

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Monday
May152017

Practice Note: How Bio-Rad’s old FCPA settlement became a ‘risk factor’

You would expect investors to be pleased and optimist when their company resolves an FCPA case by paying relatively moderate penalties and landing a DOJ non-prosecution agreement.

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Friday
May122017

Sixteen companies updated their FCPA investigation disclosures this week

A powerful resource goes far beyond the Corporate Investigations List with real-time alerts and deep insight into open FCPA investigations.

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Tuesday
May092017

Martin Kenney: Shell’s Nigeria mess shows why we need more disclosure

Tom Fox recently wrote a post for the FCPA Blog about allegations that Shell made a £1.1 billion ($1.42 billion) payment for an oil field license in Nigeria, with half the money ending up in a company owned by a Nigerian government official.

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Wednesday
Apr192017

Martin Kenney: Scrapping the extractive industries disclosure rule is a backward step

The SEC rule that would have required oil and gas and mining companies to disclose each year their payments to foreign governments was intended to increase transparency and prevent back-handers, bungs, and bribes from reaching those able to influence contractual decisions.

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Tuesday
Feb072017

Dispatch from Africa: Repeal of extractive industries disclosure rule hurts us

Dear FCPA Blog,

Thank you for your post yesterday about repeal of the SEC's extractive industries disclosure rule.

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Monday
Feb062017

Congress votes to kill extractive industries disclosure rule

The U.S. Senate voted Friday to repeal an SEC rule that would have required oil and gas and mining companies to disclose each year all of their payments to foreign governments for concessionary rights, permits, taxes, and other things.

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Monday
Jan302017

Andy Spalding: Is anti-bribery enforcement about to become partisan?

FCPA enforcement has always been bi-partisan, commanding principled support from both sides of the aisle. Is that about to change?

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Tuesday
Jan172017

Matt Kelly: Let's talk about an FCPA disclosure regime

So the Trump Administration has nominated a new SEC chairman in the form of Jay Clayton, dealmaker and securities lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell. The compliance community’s reaction seems to be vague concern, based on a paper (pdf) Clayton co-authored in 2011 criticizing FCPA enforcement.

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Thursday
Sep292016

Misonix discloses possible China FCPA offenses

Medical device maker Misonix Inc. said Wednesday it self disclosed possible FCPA violations to the DOJ and SEC.

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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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Monday
Sep262016

Practice Note: How to prepare for the SEC’s Resource Extraction Disclosure Rule

After a long and tortured route through the courts, the SEC’s final rule implementing Dodd-Frank’s Resource Extraction Payment Disclosure requirement took effect today (September 26).

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