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Entries in Netherlands (8)

Thursday
Sep222016

The Netherlands: Tougher foreign bribery laws (with gaps), help for graft victims

In the prior post I talked about enforcement efforts that lagged in the Netherlands but are now gaining more traction. This post will cover recent amendments to the Dutch Criminal Code that are helping authorities prosecute overseas bribery, and Dutch civil remedies used to fight graft.

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Monday
Sep192016

Cathalijne van der Plas: Once a laggard, the Netherlands finally tackles overseas bribery

First the good news. The Netherlands ranked fifth on the latest Corruption Perceptions Index, up from eighth last year, and now trailing only Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and New Zealand on the CPI.

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Thursday
Feb182016

VimpelCom: We're ready to acknowledge FCPA violations and pay penalties

Telecoms company VimpelCom said in an earnings release Wednesday that it has discussed terms of prospective settlements with the SEC, DOJ, and Dutch prosecutors and would would acknowledge "certain violations" of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Dutch laws and pay fines and disgorgements to settle the offenses.

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Thursday
Feb112016

SBM Offshore: DOJ re-opens overseas bribe probe

SBM Offshore confirmed Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice has re-opened its investigation into the alleged bribery of government officials in Angola, Brazil, and Equatorial Guinea between 2007 and 2011.

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Thursday
Oct302014

In defense of the Caldwell Doctrine (in reply)

Yesterday's post on Leslie Caldwell's vision of the FCPA elicited a number of comments. And I do love a good back-and-forth.

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Wednesday
Mar192014

Bribe allegations hit Brazil oil giant Petrobras

Petrobras CEO Maria das Gracas Foster (image courtesy of Wikipedia)Brazil's state-run energy giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) is close to finishing an investigation into whether some of its officials accepted bribes from SBM Offshore NV, a service-boat supplier based in the Netherlands.

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Monday
Jan132014

KPMG pays €7 million to settle Dutch bribery case

Accountants should provide reasonable assurance that the books and records of their clients accurately reflect the reality and that the internal accounting controls of their clients meet certain standards. There have been a number of cases in recent years where non-compliant behavior of issuers was egregious but accountants weren't charged.

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Tuesday
Aug272013

German raid on EADS joint venture

German police have raided the offices of a joint venture between EADS and ThyssenKrupp during an investigation of overseas corruption.

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