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Entries in World Cup (21)


Telefônica Brasil resolves ‘World Cup hospitality’ FCPA offenses

The SEC Thursday fined Telefônica Brasil S.A. $4.125 million for providing soccer tickets and hospitality to government officials who could help the company's business.

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Arturo del Castillo: Revisiting World Cup fouls and corruption indexes

David Bligh's recent post for the FCPA Blog asked a provocative question: Did the Corruption Perceptions Index correlate with World Cup fouls?

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David Bligh: Did the Corruption Perceptions Index correlate with World Cup fouls?

Watching this year’s World Cup over the last few weeks, I wondered: how does the perceived corruption of the participating countries relate, if at all, to the number of fouls committed by their respective teams?

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The best defense against Ronaldo, Messi, et al? Bring a tax case

The last few years have revealed a growing trend of prosecuting top-grossing soccer superstars for tax evasion and tax fraud.

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Alexandra Wrage: The World Cup and FIFA’s many teachable moments

If your offices, like ours, are currently filled with colorful jerseys and employees furtively checking scores on their phones, you know that soccer (or football or futball) has the attention of much of the world right now.

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Andy Spalding: Will FIFA now follow the IOC’s lead?

The 2026 FIFA World Cup vote already reflects the significant steps FIFA has taken to reduce corruption. Will it now follow the International Olympic Committee example and take the next step?

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Avoiding scandal damage: A due diligence plan for corporate sports sponsors

In recent years, the global sports audience has witnessed many corruption scandals. Such scandals can significantly impact the reputation of the brands sponsoring athletes and the competitions organized by sports institutions.

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Laura Tulchin: To clean up big-time sports events, start with monitors

The former governor of Rio State, Sergio Cabral, was arrested in November on corruption charges. He was accused of taking bribes from construction companies. One of the contracts under investigation involved the renovation of the Maracana stadium ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.

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Scott Moritz: A detailed marketing plan can save your compliance program

Companies that make and sell consumer products -- toothpaste, smart phones, cars, movies, food, medicines, golf clubs, cosmetics, whiskey, shoes, jewelry, and so on -- spend billions of dollars promoting their goods.

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GW Law Colloquium: The Fight Against Corruption....A Report from Brazil

Brazil has been rocked by a series of scandals stemming from corruption in procurement, from Petrobras to the World Cup.

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IBA July 28 event: Did FIFA end the era of impunity? 

Image courtesy of the IBAThe International Bar Association (IBA) is holding a panel discussion entitled: “FIFA & the World Cup: Is the Era of Impunity for Corruption and Widespread Human Rights Violations Coming to an End?” 

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Bilfinger confirms Brazil World Cup bribes

German engineering firm Bilfinger said Sunday an internal investigation has found that employees of a subsidiary paid bribes to public officials in Brazil for contracts related to the 2014 World Cup.

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