Medical isotope provider Nordion (Canada) Inc. and a former employee settled SEC charges Thursday of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Russian government officials. The former employee was also charged with taking kickbacks.
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Many individuals, non-profits, and corporations actively support charitable causes around the world. The need to support worthwhile charitable projects in many developing markets is particularly acute due to local needs, the lack of government funding, and the lack of an adequately developed infrastructure.
I've talked about the challenges of doing business in Kazakhstan because of its high levels of corruption and rapidly changing legal environment. In this post, I'd like to provide some tips to American companies contemplating potential investments in Kazakhstan or other emerging markets.
Delhi recently started enforcing new traffic regulations to reduce pollution levels. In October 2015, the city -- properly the National Capital Territory, where 10 million people live -- imposed a Green Tax on vehicles.
The DOJ and SEC haven't used the word "scalable" to describe an effective compliance program. But they've described scalability when talking about what's needed.
It's a worrying time for executives. According to , some 40 percent of respondents felt vulnerable to corruption and bribery.
At November’s 32nd ACI Foreign Corrupt Practices Act conference in Washington, DC, the DOJ’s new Compliance Counsel, Hui Chen, emphasized that compliance programs need to be real and not just paper programs.
The UK Financial Conduct Authority fined Barclays Bank £72 million ($108 million) Thursday for rushing to serve rich politically exposed persons and keeping their deal secret.
In the e-book we wrote as a guide to navigating corruption challenges in emerging markets, we talk in one chapter about the particular risks companies face when they enter new markets.
A major risk for inbound investors in Russia is inadvertent exposure (often under the aegis of third parties) to a type of shell entity called a Fly-by-Night company.