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FCPA anxiety: Could Kazakh companies survive U.S. stock listings?  

I've talked about a plan by Kazakhstan’s president to revive the country’s struggling economy by privatizing about 7,000 state-owned companies and listing at least some of them on unspecified stock exchanges.

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Final call -- Master Program in Anti-Corruption Studies

The second cycle of the world’s first international Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS) is starting this October. The closing date for applications is April 30, 2014 and there are still some places available. 

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Call for papers for academic journal's anti-bribery law issue 

The University of Richmond Journal of Global Law & Business seeks papers for an annual Anti-Bribery Law issue. 

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Traffic here hits new highs

The team effort known as the FCPA Blog had a banner month in January -- more than 80,000 unique visitors and over 430,000 page views.

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Are the OECD and UN Anti-Graft Conventions working?

Miller & Chevalier's Homer Moyer and James Tillen are among the speakers at an upcoming full-day conference called ‘The International Fight Against Corruption:  Are the OECD and UN Conventions Achieving their Objectives?’

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After Wal-Mart, a better future for the FCPA?

Amid reports that the U.K. government is considering allowing  facilitation payments in overseas business transactions, let's all remember that the world has moved on to better norms -- like “non-participation” in corruption schemes. And not giving tax deductions for bribery.

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Bloggers (no kidding) lead the FCPA conversation

The blogs spoke loudly in an article by Leslie Wayne in the New York Times that recently highlighted FCPA enforcement against foreign companies.

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SEC Adopts Extractive Issuers Disclosure Rule

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday adopted a controversial rule that requires issuers in the extractive industries to disclose all payments they make to foreign governments of $100,000 or more.

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Excavating Enforcement Data

How many corporate enforcement actions since 2005 didn't involve criminal or civil charges against any employees from the company? We find out.

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A Reply To The New Republic

An article in The New Republic by Steve LeVine about the Wal-Mart bribery scandal stood out, but for the wrong reasons. It was thinly sourced and logically weak . . . .

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More Unfortunate Data On The FCPA As Economic Sanction

About three years ago, a young aspiring academic on a research grant overseas suggested on the FCPA Blog that the FCPA was functioning as a kind of economic sanction against developing countries. It was me . . .

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Vote Delay On Brazil Clean Company Act

Last week we discussed Brazil's overseas bribery bill, the Clean Company Act, which a special committee of the legislature's lower house was scheduled to vote on May 23rd. That vote has been postponed.

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