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Entries in Intermediaries (48)

Monday
Jul252016

Frank Brown: A plan for integrating local partners into the global supply chain

Local firms in emerging markets are often highly attractive to multinationals looking for new suppliers and partners. Those local firms, many of them mid-sized, see joining a global value chain as a key step for survival.

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Tuesday
May172016

Bill Steinman: The death knell tolls for hiding beneficial owners

It’s a scenario that FCPA practitioners see all too regularly. A due diligence report regarding an intermediary reveals that it’s organized not in its home jurisdiction, but in Cyprus. Or Guernsey. Or Panama.

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Tuesday
May102016

Scott Shaffer: When things go wrong, your due diligence was never enough

The Unaoil scandal has again brought FCPA due diligence to the forefront. Specifically, the question asked of compliance officers is, “How much due diligence is enough?” 

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Tuesday
Apr122016

Alexandra Wrage on Unaoil: The importance -- and limitations -- of due diligence

The Unaoil story first published by The Age and Huffington Post on March 30, and supplemented yesterday with another chapter, has it all. There are code names, huge dollar amounts and intrigue. 

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Wednesday
Mar162016

Alere discloses DOJ subpoena in foreign bribery probe

Alere Inc said in an SEC filing Tuesday that it received a grand jury subpoena from the DOJ for documents relating to its sales practices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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Wednesday
Mar092016

Kroll and Ethisphere Report: Compliance officers have that sinking feeling

Kroll and Ethisphere released their 2016 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report Wednesday.

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Friday
Mar042016

Nordion and former employee settle FCPA charges for Russia bribes 

Image courtesy of NordionMedical isotope provider Nordion (Canada) Inc. and a former employee settled SEC charges Thursday of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Russian government officials. The former employee was also charged with taking kickbacks.

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Monday
Feb292016

Charitable giving: Recognize the warning signs and mitigate the risks

Many individuals, non-profits, and corporations actively support charitable causes around the world. The need to support worthwhile charitable projects in many developing markets is particularly acute due to local needs, the lack of government funding, and the lack of an adequately developed infrastructure.

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Thursday
Jan282016

DiMauro and Fava: What can we expect from Hui Chen?

In November, the Department of Justice confirmed the rumors that had circulated all fall about an appointment it was making in its Fraud Section: Hui Chen was selected to occupy the new role of in-house compliance counsel.

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Tuesday
Dec222015

Practice note: Audit rights power up a compliance program 

At November’s 32nd ACI Foreign Corrupt Practices Act conference in Washington, DC, the DOJ’s new Compliance Counsel, Hui Chen, emphasized that compliance programs need to be real and not just paper programs. 

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Thursday
Dec102015

Analogic: DOJ and SEC want $15 million for FCPA settlement

Image courtesy of Analogic Corp.Analogic Corporation said in a securities filing Wednesday the SEC and DOJ made separate settlement proposals to end an ongoing FCPA investigation that would include total payments of about $15 million.

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Monday
Nov232015

Kroll fraud report: Executives feel vulnerable to overseas corruption linked to intermediaries

Half of the executives Kroll polled for its 2015 Global Fraud Report said their companies are at risk of vendor, supplier, or procurement fraud tied to overseas expansion.

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