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Entries in Russia (256)


Juniper Networks pays SEC $11.7 million to settle FCPA violations

Juniper Networks paid the SEC $11.7 million Thursday to settle FCPA offenses related to its sales practices in Russia and China. 


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Deutsche Bank pays SEC $16 million to settle ‘referral hiring’ FCPA violations 

Deutsche Bank paid the SEC $16 million Thursday to settle FCPA offenses related to its hiring of relatives of public officials in China and Russia. 

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Former Soviet republics take different approaches to anti-corruption legislation

Enforcement actions by U.S. and European enforcement agencies as well as the World Bank have drawn attention to bribery offenses committed by multinational companies in Russia and other former Soviet republics, in particular in Central Asia.

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OFAC adds Russians, Chechen group to Magnitsky sanctions list

The U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control Thursday imposed sanctions on five individuals, including at least three Russians, and on a Chechen group for extra-judicial killings and torturing LGBT individuals.

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A look behind Russia's corporate bribery enforcement statistics

On March 21, the Russian general prosecutor’s office published the official year-end statistics for corporate bribery enforcement in 2018, which are once again aimed at demonstrating the country's tough stance on fighting corruption.


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Practice Alert: UK court accepts jurisdiction in hotly-contested Russian dispute

A UK court recently concluded that even when there's ample evidence demonstrating connections to another state, UK courts may nonetheless affirm their own jurisdiction, if there are at least some connections providing a basis to do so.

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With MTS in the new Top Ten, just one U.S. company remains

Russian telecom MTS joined our Top Ten list last week at number three. It knocked Och-Ziff off the list, and that means nine of the ten biggest FCPA cases of all time now involve non-U.S. companies.

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Practice Alert: Avoiding pitfalls during Russia corporate investigations

Corporate investigations in Russia are conducted in a heavily regulated environment. They are further complicated by numerous practical challenges. Observing the legal and factual requirements is like navigating through a minefield. Below I briefly describe some of the pitfalls.

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Practice Alert: Russia expands corporate liability for bribery

As previously reported, Russia recently amended its corporate bribery statute (Article 19.28 of the Code of Administrative Violations) to allow companies to avoid prosecution if they assist in the discovery or investigation of the offense or if they can prove that the bribe was extorted. 

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Due Diligence in Russia: A public register of bribe payers

Due diligence in Russia has never been simple. Two recent developments make it more complicated. One makes business more transparent. Sort of. The other makes it less transparent. Foreign companies working in Russia will place themselves at peril if they don’t pay close attention to both.

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MTS reserves $840 million for FCPA settlement

Alexey Kornya, MTS president and CEORussia’s biggest mobile phone company said it reserved $840 million to resolve a possible FCPA enforcement action by the DOJ and SEC.

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Concerns raised as Russian official poised to lead Interpol

Major General Alexander ProkopchukThe British press reported over the weekend that a Russian interior ministry official could become the next leader of Interpol, despite concerns that the Putin regime has abused the agency to target political opponents.

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