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DOJ turning screw on companies that don't follow DPA terms

DOJ turning screw on companies that don't follow DPA terms

April 04, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Three companies have now faced recent scrutiny from the DOJ for failing to meet the terms of their foreign bribery DPAs.

Siemens’s monitor reports would provide roadmap for competitors, court rules

Siemens’s monitor reports would provide roadmap for competitors, court rules

April 03, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

The release of reports by an independent monitor who oversaw compliance reforms at Siemens following a 2008 foreign bribery settlement would cause the German engineering company competitive harm, a federal judge in Washington, DC has ruled.

How the pilot programme has changed FCPA cases

How the pilot programme has changed FCPA cases

March 21, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR Just Anti-Corruption investigates the effect of the FCPA pilot programme since it was introduced in April 2016, by talking to defence lawyers who worked on recent settlements and analysing the data behind the cases.

GCs welcome new compliance guidance, but question FCPA pilot programme

GCs welcome new compliance guidance, but question FCPA pilot programme

March 09, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

General counsel from a number of large multinational companies gave their verdict on the Justice Department’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act pilot programme and new guidance on corporate compliance, during a white-collar conference in Miami.

Why a Manhattan court erred in Magyar Telekom jurisdiction ruling

Why a Manhattan court erred in Magyar Telekom jurisdiction ruling

March 03, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Miller & Chevalier lawyers Laura Ferguson and Amelia Hairston-Porter argue why a Manhattan federal court incorrectly ruled that the SEC has jurisdiction over former Magyar Telekom executives charged with foreign bribery.

Former telecoms executives move to block decade-old interview memoranda from FCPA trial

Former telecoms executives move to block decade-old interview memoranda from FCPA trial

February 24, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Two former Magyar Telekom executives facing trial over civil FCPA charges are fighting to block the SEC from using as evidence interview memoranda produced by White & Case lawyers over 10 years ago during an internal investigation.

DOJ quietly releases compliance guidance, but stops short of offering concrete benchmarks

DOJ quietly releases compliance guidance, but stops short of offering concrete benchmarks

February 22, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers say that the DOJ’s new guidance contains common sense principles that companies are probably already considering in their compliance programmes.

2017: What’s coming up?

2017: What’s coming up?

February 22, 2017, GIR

With enforcement agencies around the world ramping up the fight against economic crime, and a new, unpredictable US government, 2017 is set to be a tumultuous year. In December 2016 we invited six leading lawyers from the UK, Germany, the US and Hong Kong to give their predictions on what will be the big issues for investigations specialists over the coming 12 months.

Despite lawsuit, DOJ continues to withhold FCPA monitor candidate names

Despite lawsuit, DOJ continues to withhold FCPA monitor candidate names

February 13, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Unsuccessful candidates for the lucrative Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance oversight jobs have privacy interests that must be protected, the US Department of Justice has said.

FOIA response indicates few firms competed twice for FCPA monitorship positions

FOIA response indicates few firms competed twice for FCPA monitorship positions

February 13, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption

Nearly 30 law firms were considered for monitor positions overseeing companies that resolved Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations between 2009 and 2014, according to information provided by US Department of Justice.