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Entries in Knowledge (53)

Wednesday
Mar292017

Lise Smit: Why companies need to know their impact on human rights

Until a few years ago, corporate decision-makers often worried that knowledge about their company’s human rights impacts may increase risks of litigation, prosecution and investment withdrawal.

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Monday
Jan052015

From Alstom: Six reasons why non-U.S. companies dominate the FCPA top ten list

The current list of the ten biggest FCPA cases includes only two U.S.-based companies -- KBR at number three and Alcoa at number six. The rest are non-U.S. companies.

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Wednesday
Nov052014

UK High Court strikes a blow for compliance officers

Compliance professionals facing push back from deal makers ought to take heart from a recent English High Court decision involving UBS (AG) London UBS and Leipzig’s water utility KWL.

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Monday
Aug112014

WSJ: Esquenazi, Rodriguez will seek Supreme Court review

Image courtesy of the U.S. Supreme CourtSam Rubenfeld of the Wall Street Journal reported that Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez, who were convicted for FCPA-related offenses in a scheme to bribe officials at Haiti’s state-owned telecom company, plan to file a petition this week for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Tuesday
Jun172014

In SEC v. Jackson and Ruehlen, judge denies everyone's motions

Federal district judge Keith B. Ellison denied motions for summary judgments filed by the SEC, and by former Noble executives Mark Jackson and James Ruehlen.

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Monday
Apr212014

Mike Scher has his eyes on Delaware

A pending case -- largely ignored by the compliance profession and the press -- brings before the courts one of the most troubling issues of the Wal-Mart investigation: Was the Wal-Mart Board of Directors misled during 2005-2012 regarding an alleged Mexican bribery scheme and subsequent cover-up? If so, was that due to intentional misconduct by some directors or senior executives reporting to the Board who either participated in or knew about the purported scheme?

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Monday
Mar242014

Bourke completes sentence, is released from prison

Image courtesy of the Federal Bureau of PrisonsFrederic Bourke served nearly a year as an inmate of Englewood Camp, a 165-bed minimum-security prison in the southwest suburbs of Denver, Colorado. He walked free on March 21.

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Tuesday
Aug202013

Who is liable for business crimes committed in China?

If a local manager in China pays bribes and is liable under the law, could his or her supervising executives in the U.S. or Europe also be held criminally responsible? Or should they shrug off the possible liabilities by claiming “the mountain is high, the emperor is far away?”

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Tuesday
Apr162013

Supreme Court denies Bourke review

As reported by the SCOTUS Blog, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday denied Frederic Bourke's petition for certiorari (review) of his 2009 conviction for conspiracy to violate the FCPA and lying to FBI agents.

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Wednesday
Jan092013

That's no bribe, it's ransom money

Companies often face extortionate demands from foreign police, bureaucrats, and regulators, who threaten to hold, expel, or even harm employees if ransoms aren't paid. And there have always been questions whether those involuntary payments can violate the FCPA.

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Thursday
Dec132012

Great guidance from the bench: 'The FCPA casts a wide net'

In his 61-page ruling this week allowing the SEC's suit against two former Noble executives to go forward, federal district judge Keith P. Ellison provided some excellent 'guidance' about the FCPA.

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Friday
Oct052012

Bribery Act one year on – 'risk takers and dangerously ignorant' threaten companies

FTI Consulting this week announced the results of its research into U.K. business leaders’ perception of the Bribery Act. While no one expected the new law to immediately eradicate bribery by U.K. businesses, what's surprising is the number of business people who freely admit they would flout the rules to win business.

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