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Entries in France (112)

Thursday
Jun142018

Andy Spalding: Will FIFA now follow the IOC’s lead?

The 2026 FIFA World Cup vote already reflects the significant steps FIFA has taken to reduce corruption. Will it now follow the International Olympic Committee example and take the next step?

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Wednesday
Jun062018

Illya Antonenko: Does Sapin II allow due diligence under the GDPR?

On May 24, I wrote a post for the FCPA Blog about TRACE's concerns that Article 10 of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) presents an obstacle to anti-bribery due diligence of third parties, and how we have advocated for an EU-wide, or at least a national-level, solution.

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Tuesday
Jun052018

Olympic compliance and Paris 2024: It’s France’s turn to lead

The Paris 2024 Summer Olympics present an historic opportunity for the Olympic Movement, the French compliance industry, and the global anti-corruption effort. In a brief two-year span -- 2016 to 2017 -- three extraordinary events converged:

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Monday
Jun042018

Legg Mason resolves Libya-related FCPA charges for $64 million

Legg Mason Inc., a Maryland-based investment management firm, settled FCPA violations in Libya caused by its partner Société Générale S.A., by agreeing Monday to pay $64.2 million in penalties and disgorgement.

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Monday
Jun042018

SocGen pays $585 million to resolve Libya FCPA offenses

In the first coordinated enforcement action by the DOJ and French authorities in an overseas corruption case, a Paris-based bank agreed Monday to settle charges that it paid over $90 million in bribes to officials in Libya during the Qaddafi regime.

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Tuesday
May082018

Xavier Oustalniol: Will France expand the scope and reach of its anti-corruption agency?

The Special Investigative Commission of the National Assembly has released a report on the conditions surrounding foreign investments in French companies of strategic importance.

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Thursday
Apr052018

Stéphane Bonifassi: French supreme court finds no double jeopardy based on foreign plea agreement

In a case surprisingly ignored by the mainstream media, considering the matter and the parties at stake, France’s Supreme Court recently determined that double jeopardy isn’t a viable defense to prevent the prosecution of a company that had entered into a plea agreement for charges tried in another country.

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Thursday
Mar222018

Sarkozy faces corruption charges

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was charged Wednesday with corruption and taking illegal campaign contributions from the Libyan government.

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Tuesday
Mar132018

Xavier Oustalniol: French enforcement action under Sapin II

There is some recent news from the front lines concerning the Agence Française Anti-Corruption’s and French prosecutor's actions against companies that violate the French Anti-Corruption Law, Sapin II, and the use of the Convention Judiciaire d’Interêt Public.

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Wednesday
Feb282018

The view from Pyeongchang: On windmills and anti-corruption

After two hours of driving through undeveloped Korean countryside, the image upon arriving at the Olympic skiing venues is quite startling: the surrounding ridges are dotted with technologically advanced, energy-generating windmills.

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Friday
Feb092018

Olympic anti-corruption measures, in three dimensions

The Olympic Games, which open today, have become a powerful symbol in the global anti-corruption movement. They lay bare the worldwide human tendency to abuse entrusted authority for private gain. But so too do they highlight the emergent global resolve to address it and the myriad tools now at our disposal.

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Monday
Jan292018

Stéphane Bonifassi: Expanding involvement of courts in arbitration makes sense

Recently a trend toward state court review of arbitral awards has emerged, especially when criminal activity is alleged, and no matter what side of the debate you are on, there’s no denying a change is afoot. 

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