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Entries in Gift Giving (55)

Friday
Oct032014

China considers banning officials from receiving monetary gifts

Draft amendments to China’s Criminal Law currently under consideration would subject government officials who receive certain money or property to criminal penalties.

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Thursday
Aug212014

China: Mooncakes and Mooncake Coupons Revisited

I wrote a post two years ago (here) describing some of the compliance complexities in giving mooncakes and mooncake coupons as part of China’s Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on September 8 this year. Those compliance complexities still exist.

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Tuesday
May202014

'New Walmart' says compliance chiefs should report directly to boards

Image courtesy of WalmartThe compliance profession has for years been beset by a debate with the outside world over the position of Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer (CECO). Should the CECO be part of the law department reporting to the general counsel? Or should the CECO be an independent, equal member of the C-Suite, reporting to the CEO with direct, regular access to the board? In my opinion and many others, this is the most consequential debate in the compliance field today.

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Thursday
Mar272014

Holiday gift list from China Coal Energy goes public

Image courtesy of China Coal EnergyDiscipline authorities in north-central China’s Shanxi province have launched an investigation into a subsidiary of China Coal Energy Company Limited, following allegations it offered gifts and cash worth 1.63 million yuan ($263,098) to local government officials during the Mid-Autumn Festival last year.

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Thursday
Jan232014

Gift-giving in the Philippines

Here's a summary of the gift-giving legislation for the Philippines. It's from the ethiXbase GRC Database, which covers anti-corruption legislation for 140 countries and gift-giving rules for more than 80 countries. All of the laws can be viewed online or instantly downloaded from the ethiXbase GRC Database.

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Wednesday
Dec042013

The ethiXbase GRC Database 

Why do corporations, law firms, and governments worldwide use the ethiXbase GRC Database?

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Tuesday
Aug272013

Anti-Corruption (Back-to-School) Resource List

It's that time of year again. Across the country, law students are thinking about paper topics for seminar courses and journal notes. Like last year, I am posting a list of resources that I provide to students every fall in the Anti-Corruption seminar that I co-teach with my colleague, Professor Chris Yukins.

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Friday
Jul262013

Qualcomm finds evidence in China investigation

San Diego-based Qualcomm said this week it has discovered 'instances in which special hiring consideration, gifts or other benefits . . . were provided to several individuals associated with Chinese state-owned companies or agencies.'

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Friday
Jul262013

SEC declination for Wynn

Here's a disclosure by Wynn Resorts from its Form 8-K filed with the SEC earlier this month:

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Wednesday
Jul172013

Nigeria gift-giving laws

Here's a summary from ethiXbase of the gift-giving rules for public employees in Nigeria:

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Thursday
May092013

Sat Nav for your compliance program

Modern compliance solutions are about actionable information. Like an in-vehicle GPS, they're incomparably more powerful than a fold out map.

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Wednesday
May082013

MTS does show and tell with the feds

MTS Systems Corporation said it has investigated possible violations of the FCPA and in January 'presented the results of its investigation and its corrective actions to representatives of the Department of Justice and the SEC.'

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