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Entries in Panama (60)

Thursday
Apr142016

Bill Waite on the Panama Papers: It's time for some crisis management

A good friend of mine who ended his career as a very senior police officer once gave me an excellent piece of advice. He told me that anyone can manage an organization when things are going well -- it is when things become difficult that true leaders emerge.

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Friday
Apr082016

Panama Papers: 500 Indians, with a dash of Bollywood glamour

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Bollywood actress and former Miss WorldA famous Bollywood actor. His daughter in law, a former Miss World. One of India’s top lawyers. Politically connected “industrialists.” For a country with 1.2 billion people, the 500 or so Indian nationals disclosed so far in the Panama Papers are hardly a blip, and few of the names a surprise.

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Tuesday
Apr052016

Panama Papers: Who are the winners now?

Image courtesy of the ICIJIt's not illegal for most people to own anonymous companies. Walt Disney used them to buy land near Orlando for Disney World. He didn't want prices to go crazy with news Mickey Mouse was coming to town.

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Tuesday
Apr052016

Shruti Shah on PBS: Panama Papers show it's too easy for the bad guys (with video)

Shruti Shah, a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog and the vice president for programs and operations at Transparency International-USA, appeared Monday evening on the PBS News Hour.

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Monday
Feb082016

Compliance alert: Do your sales people have too much discretion?

The DOJ's charges against Vincente Garcia, the former SAP regional director and head of SAP's Premier Client Network for Latin America, are filled with advisors, consultants, agents, and channel partners. In the e-mails, they refer to one another as friends and associates, and they talk about their connection with a public official, who at the end of a long transactional road will “owe us a big one.”

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Monday
Feb012016

SAP settles Panama bribes case with SEC for $3.9 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that software maker SAP SE agreed to pay nearly $3.9 million to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by paying bribes to win business in Panama.

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Monday
Jan252016

Private jet owner, two others, plead guilty in New York-to-Panama money laundering sting

Three men who thought they were laundering $2.6 million from a penny stock fraud have pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn, New York.

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Thursday
Dec172015

Former SAP exec jailed 22 months for Panama bribes

A former regional director of enterprise software firm SAP International Inc. was sentenced to prison Wednesday for bribing officials in Panama to win government technology contracts.

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Friday
Aug142015

Bistrong to Garcia: ‘It gets better’

The story of Vicente Garcia, SAP's former head of sales for Latin America, reminded me of one of the darkest periods in my life -- the time before sentencing.

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Wednesday
Aug122015

Ex SAP executive admits paying ‘necessary’ Panama bribes

A former regional director of SAP International Inc. pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Panamanian officials to win government technology contracts for SAP.

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Wednesday
Aug122015

Latin America Enforcement Report – August 2015

Here are highlights about Latin American corruption, enforcement, and compliance through July 2015.

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Friday
Jul242015

With win over Panama, did Mexico violate the Model Rules of Professional Conduct?

Mexico's win over Panama on the strength of a questionable referee's call was discussed Thursday in Felipe Maldonado Garcia's post. I'd like to analogize what happened in the match to the world of lawyering.

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