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2017 was most active year for new FCPA-related investigations

Last year, 45 new FCPA-related investigations were publicly disclosed for the first time, according to data from FCPA Tracker.

There are now 134 pending FCPA-related investigations that companies or agencies have disclosed.

That compares with a total of 85 companies on the FCPA Blog's corporate investigations list for early 2017, and just 78 companies at the end of 2011.

(The FCPA Blog no longer publishes the corporate investigations list.)

The activity level means 2017 was the most active year ever for disclosures of new FCPA-related investigations.

According to FCPA Tracker, some of the industries with new investigations disclosed in 2017 are:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Fund Management
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Waste Management
  • Food Production
  • Telecommunications
  • Tobacco
  • Banking
  • Power Generation
  • Healthcare
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Steel Production

Some of the countries involved in investigations disclosed in 2017 include:

  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Panama
  • China
  • South Korea
  • Turkey
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Azerbaijan
  • Italy

Overall, companies from about 45 industries have disclosed FCPA-related investigations. The disclosures have mentioned more than 40 countries.