Search

Editors

Harry Cassin Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn Editor Emeritus 

Cody Worthington Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn Contributing Editor

Bill Waite Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong Contributing Editor 

Eric Carlson Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman Contributing Editor

FCPA Blog Daily News

Entries in OECD (146)

Thursday
Oct232014

OECD enforcement grades are in (and still aren't pretty)

For the tenth year in a row, Transparency International (TI) has assessed enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (the Convention) and the results are disheartening.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Oct142014

Protecting the integrity of World Bank initiatives to combat corruption

Image courtesy of the World BankWorld Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim recalls the question Paul Volcker posed to a group of anti-corruption leaders assembled in Washington, D.C.: "If the World Bank doesn’t take the lead against corruption, who else is going to do it?"

Click to read more ...

Friday
Sep192014

Scotland votes to keep the UK Bribery Act

A  reader this week wrote:

Dear FCPA Blog,

I am just curious if Scotland splits off from the UK what are the implications for the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act? After all, it’s not every day a new nation is formed.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Sep092014

Lebedev only partly right in calling for more enforcement

Russian businessman and publisher Alexander LebedevIn his call for the establishment of an international anti-corruption agency during last week’s Economic Crime Conference in Cambridge, UK (“We must create a global force to fight corruption”), Alexander Lebedev put forward some convincing arguments about how putting a stop to corruption will have huge benefits for the economy and society. He’s right --  getting governments to work together to enforce the law more rigorously is a critical part of achieving that.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Aug152014

Esquenazi and Rodriguez file petition for Supreme Court review

Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to review their convictions on FCPA-related charges for a scheme to bribe officials at Haiti’s state-owned telecom company.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Jul312014

It's online, free, and user-friendly. The Anti-Bribery Research Guide

Earlier this week we talked about Our Lists under the Archive tab in the top menu of the FCPA Blog. Today we want to remind readers of the University of Richmond Online Anti-Bribery Research Guide that can also be found under the Archive tab in the top menu, pictured left.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Jun032014

G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group issues foreign bribery enforcement priorities 

The G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group has issued recommendations for G20 leaders to support economic growth through transparent institutions and enforcement mechanisms that combat foreign bribery.

Click to read more ...

Friday
May302014

Maybe the Kiwis aren't so clean after all

New Zealand has ranked best for eight straight years on TI's corruption perceptions index. But that spotless reputation has been tarnished lately by bribery scandals in business, politics, and sports.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
May132014

Stopping the ‘malady of facilitation payments’

Small facilitation payments is a not so-small subject that has sparked much recent controversy. Commentators have asked why the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention doesn’t jump in and take a position on this issue. Well, as a matter of fact, it does.

Click to read more ...

Monday
Apr212014

Upcoming Event: Fighting graft through collective public, private action

The International Center for Collective Action (ICCA), a division of the Basel Institute on Governance, is hosting a collective action event on June 26 and 27.

Click to read more ...

Monday
Mar242014

OECD criticizes South Africa for zero foreign bribery prosecutions

The threat of a possible Phase 3bis evaluation, leading to a public statement of non-compliance, is a sure sign that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Group has encountered a brick wall.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Mar072014

Conflict minerals: Due diligence, disclosure lessons for compliance (Part 3)

The four conflict minerals -- tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold This post is the third and last in a series exploring the topic of conflict minerals.

In Part oneexamined the origins of the reporting requirement. In Part two, we explored what constitutes sufficient due diligence in an investigation of a company and its supply chain.

Part three gives a nonexhaustive checklist of compliance best practices that companies can consult to begin their examination and reporting activities.

Click to read more ...

Page 1 ... 3 4 5 6 7 ... 13 Next 12 Entries »