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Short-seller: How I search for potential FCPA violations

Short-seller: How I search for potential FCPA violations

April 06, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Carson Block looks for companies that may be violating the law, and then bets their stock price will drop. In an interview, he explains how he finds businesses that could be bribing foreign officials.

Why the SEC’s bribery charges don’t matter

Why the SEC’s bribery charges don’t matter

April 03, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

An economist says companies facing an SEC FCPA enforcement action should worry less about the statute’s civil anti-bribery provisions and more about its accounting provisions. GIR Just Anti-Corruption talks to the man behind the research.

Court orders DOJ to release monitor candidate names

Court orders DOJ to release monitor candidate names

March 30, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR Just Anti-Corruption has prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Justice.

“Why is the goal always to save the company?” judge asks FCPA prosecutor

“Why is the goal always to save the company?” judge asks FCPA prosecutor

March 26, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

A prosecutor was forced to defend an FCPA settlement with a nuclear transport company after a federal judge suggested the DOJ was overly focused on trying to save the business.

Former FCPA unit chiefs say self-reporting is still probably not worth it

Former FCPA unit chiefs say self-reporting is still probably not worth it

March 12, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Three former foreign bribery unit chiefs have agreed that it rarely makes sense for companies to voluntarily report misconduct to the government despite the incentives in the DOJ’s FCPA corporate enforcement policy.

On the horizon: investigations in 2018

On the horizon: investigations in 2018

March 09, 2018, GIR

From privilege wrangles in Europe to corruption investigations in the Middle East, GIR speaks to leading investigations lawyers around the world on what to expect in 2018.

World Bank revisits stance on who can serve as a monitor

World Bank revisits stance on who can serve as a monitor

March 07, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

In an interview, the head of the World Bank’s anti-corruption arm discussed the organisation’s policy on selecting monitors and defended the bank’s practice of debarring companies.

In global enforcement rush, SBM Offshore became “roadkill”

In global enforcement rush, SBM Offshore became “roadkill”

February 22, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

There is growing discontent among defence lawyers of what they see as unnecessary piling on by authorities in foreign bribery cases.

Nigeria urged to investigate Addax bribery allegations in Deloitte report

Nigeria urged to investigate Addax bribery allegations in Deloitte report

February 07, 2018, GIR

A Nigerian NGO has asked the country’s anti-corruption commission to look into four local law firms currently being investigated by US authorities for allegedly funnelling bribes from Sinopec-owned Addax to local officials.

High Court sides with RBS in litigation privilege dispute

High Court sides with RBS in litigation privilege dispute

February 06, 2018, GIR

RBS has won a dispute over whether litigation privilege covers an internal investigation prepared in expectation of an investigation by HMRC.