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“Business friendly” monitorship memo gives leverage to companies

“Business friendly” monitorship memo gives leverage to companies

October 23, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The criminal division chief has given companies a greater ability to negotiate monitorships with narrower scopes, lawyers say. Meanwhile, a new requirement for monitorship candidates could create headaches for practitioners.

DOJ’s changing compliance approach is impractical, in-house lawyers say

DOJ’s changing compliance approach is impractical, in-house lawyers say

October 19, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The absence of a specialist compliance counsel could leave prosecutors ill-equipped to evaluate the remediation efforts of companies ensnared in foreign bribery investigations, in-house lawyers say.

The Lava Jato of Ecuador

The Lava Jato of Ecuador

October 17, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Department of Justice’s prosecution of individuals accused of participating in a bribery scheme at Ecuador’s state-controlled oil company PetroEcuador is just a small part of a sprawling corruption scandal.

Petrobras sovereign immunity claim fostered leniency, lawyers say

Petrobras sovereign immunity claim fostered leniency, lawyers say

October 11, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ may have shied away from a more severe deal with Petrobras because of the Brazilian state-owned oil company’s assertion that it should be immune from prosecution, lawyers say.

US judge extends ZTE monitorship to 2022

US judge extends ZTE monitorship to 2022

October 04, 2018, GIR

The Chinese telecommunications company has been disciplined over the same misconduct that led to a settlement with the US Commerce Department in June.

DOJ appoints compliance monitor to oversee Panasonic DPA

DOJ appoints compliance monitor to oversee Panasonic DPA

October 03, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Following a $280 million foreign bribery settlement with US authorities, the DOJ has chosen the compliance monitor for Panasonic Avionics.

Brazil’s CGU hires DOJ’s former compliance consultant

Brazil’s CGU hires DOJ’s former compliance consultant

October 03, 2018, GIR

News of the hire comes shortly after the CGU published what local lawyers say is a helpful guide on how the agency will evaluate company compliance programmes.

Hike in demand, rather than fear of prosecution, creating compliance skills shortage

Hike in demand, rather than fear of prosecution, creating compliance skills shortage

September 26, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

A narrative has emerged that a fear of prosecution is driving compliance officers away from the profession. But compliance industry insiders say that’s false.

Brazilian healthcare corruption investigations show no sign of abating

Brazilian healthcare corruption investigations show no sign of abating

September 14, 2018, GIR

As multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional investigations into an alleged medical devices cartel in Brazil continue to ensnare international medical device companies, including Philips Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson and Orthofix, GIR talks to the lead prosecutor to find out more about the probes.

KBR loses fight over extraterritorial application of SFO section 2 notices

KBR loses fight over extraterritorial application of SFO section 2 notices

September 06, 2018, GIR

A high court judge has confirmed that the SFO can compel foreign companies to hand over documents held overseas as long as a “sufficient connection” between the company and the UK exists.