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Entries in Germany (108)

Tuesday
Jul172018

Compliance Alert: OECD confirms Germany as leading enforcer

John Bray of Control RisksIn Control Risks’ experience, many Germany companies operating internationally still underestimate the reach of their own country’s anti-corruption laws. A new report published by the OECD shows why this could be a dangerous mistake.

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Friday
May042018

Ex-VW CEO Winterkorn indicted for emissions cheating

The DOJ unsealed an indictment Thursday charging the former head of Germany's biggest company with helping hide emissions cheating software used to deceive U.S. regulators and car buyers.

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Tuesday
Feb272018

Dialysis provider reserves $245 million for FCPA settlement

Fresenius Medical Care AG said in a securities filing Tuesday that it has set aside €200 million ($245 million) for a potential FCPA resolution with the DOJ and SEC.

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Tuesday
Dec192017

Richard Bistrong on VW’s Oliver Schmidt: From ‘diesel therapy’ to deportation

Earlier this month, Oliver Schmidt, 48, a German citizen and the former general manager of Volkswagen AG’s U.S. Environment and Engineering Office, was sentenced to 84 months in prison for helping VW cheat on diesel emissions tests and covering up the scheme.

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Friday
Jul072017

World Bank debars Germany’s Fichtner GmbH for Africa misconduct

The World Bank debarred Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG for fifteen months after a former employee took bribes to influence contract awards on a project in Africa.

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Wednesday
Jun282017

John Bray: Can companies really adopt a single global anti-corruption policy?

How far is it feasible to apply a global compliance policy in widely differing regional markets? And to what extent should there be local policy exceptions?

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Friday
Mar172017

Tom Fox: Raid on Jones Day German office clouds FCPA investigations

International investigations are the heart and soul of FCPA inquiries. As denoted by its title, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act deals with bribes and offers to foreign officials and those of foreign state owned enterprises.

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Friday
Mar172017

French authorities join Airbus bribery probe

Airbus Group SE said Thursday that French investigators have opened a preliminary investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery, and corruption in the company's civil aviation business.

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Wednesday
Jan112017

Volkswagen pleads guilty in U.S. criminal case, six VW employees indicted

Volkswagen AG agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to three felony counts and pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty for selling 590,000 diesel vehicles in the United States by cheating on federal and state emissions tests and lying to regulators.

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Thursday
Jul072016

Kathryn Gordon: Is foreign bribery an attractive investment in some countries?

A basic design principle for sanctions regimes is that crime should not pay. Yet, the OECD has just released a simulation study showing that foreign bribery can be an attractive investment for companies in many jurisdictions.

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Thursday
Apr212016

Pennsylvania consultant pleads guilty to FCPA offenses for bribing banker

The former owner and president of a Pennsylvania consulting business pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices by bribing an official at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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Thursday
Feb112016

In high-graft countries, the roads are a bloodbath

Over the years, we've looked at the correlation between corruption and personal security, air safety, environmental degradation, risks of war, national debt problems, and general personal misery. Now let's look at corruption and road safety.

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