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The following monthly update on developments in the People's Republic of China's ("PRC") antibribery laws, regulations and government enforcement actions is brought to you with the assistance of our colleagues in Squire Sanders' Shanghai Office. Enforcement Actions (1) On February 8, 2012,...
On February 21, 2012 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) sent a letter to the DOJ requesting guidance on “several issues and questions of significant concern to businesses seeking in good faith to comply with the FCPA.” The ILR raised the following...
Conduct Following the close of the prosecution’s case on a trial for charges arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), John Joseph O’Shea (“O’Shea”) was acquitted of all substantive FCPA counts, with the court (Southern District of Texas)...
As part of our continued efforts to monitor the antibribery enforcement environment in the People's Republic of China (PRC), our colleagues in Squire Sanders' Shanghai office have graciously agreed to provide monthly updates of relevant developments in the PRC's antibribery laws, regulations and...
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On February 1, 2012 Russia ratified the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (the Convention) The Convention was adopted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 1997. It provides that...
2011 was another banner year for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) initiating 23 and 25 enforcement actions, respectively, and collecting nearly $355 million and $148 million in fines. Numerous...
Magyar Telekom Plc and its majority owner Deutsche Telekom AG have agreed to pay a total of approximately $95 million in penalties arising from alleged violations of the anti-bribery and books and records provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") stemming from conduct in...
Aon Corp., an Illinois-based world leader in risk management, insurance, and reinsurance brokerage services, has entered into a Non-Prosecution Agreement ("NPA") with the Department of Justice ("DOJ") and has settled a civil action brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC")...
On Wednesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld Frederic Bourke’s bribery conviction. This decision is the culmination of investigations and court proceedings that began in 2000. Mr. Bourke, who co-founded handbag maker Dooney & Bourke, was convicted in...
Back in May, we brought you news of the first Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") jury verdict rendered against a corporate defendant in the case of Lindsey Manufacturing, Inc. ("Lindsey Manufacturing"), which stood accused of bribing and conspiring to bribe representatives of a state-owned...