Region: China

Challenges for internal investigations in post-Covid China

Debevoise & Plimpton partners Kara Brockmeyer and Gareth Hughes, counsel Philip Rohlik and legal consultant Eva Niu consider approaches to post-Covid internal investigations in China and offer practical tips on how to manage the new landscape.

14 March 2023

Chinese export control penalties a “warning” to US businesses over Taiwan arms sales

China recently issued export control penalties against Lockheed Martin and Raytheon that could reach billions of dollars. Lawyers don’t expect them to pay a cent, but other companies might not be so lucky.

13 March 2023

Ecuadorian judge approves charges in hydroelectric dam bribery scheme

An Ecuadorian judge has accepted the charges brought by prosecutors against 37 people, including a former president, over an alleged bribery scheme where Chinese state-owned company paid $76 million in bribes to public officials for nearly a decade.

06 March 2023

US export violations to cost 3D printing company $25 million

A US printing business has reached civil settlements with three US agencies for exporting sensitive military and aerospace data to China and Germany without the required licences.

01 March 2023

Ecuador to file charges over alleged hydroelectric dam bribery scheme

Ecuador’s top prosecutor has accused a Chinese engineering company of paying “tens of millions of dollars in bribes” to Ecuadorean public officials including a former president.

23 February 2023

In-house lawyers call out SEC’s law firm subpoena

The Association of Corporate Counsel warned that in-house lawyers could “face a barrage of subpoenas from all sides” if a court forces Covington & Burling to hand information about its business clients to the US securities regulator.

22 February 2023

Lisa Monaco announces task force to protect advanced technology

The DOJ will collaborate with the Department of Commerce to strengthen export controls surrounding supercomputing and other emerging technologies.

16 February 2023

ASML data theft may have breached export controls

Dutch semiconductor company ASML said it may have inadvertently breached international export controls after an employee in China stole some of its trade secrets.

15 February 2023

3M teases potential settlement with US over alleged corruption in China

The announcement comes more than three years after the manufacturing giant launched an internal probe into potential misconduct tied to business groups in China

09 February 2023

FCPA Docket: US senator reintroduces bill to crack down on American corruption in China

Republican US Senator Marco Rubio, one of the top China hawks in Congress, re-introduced a bill to crack down on American companies that engage in corruption that benefits the Chinese government; A Manhattan federal court ordered a disgraced businessman to pay his former lawyers $2.6 million in unpaid legal fees stemming from an FCPA conviction.

01 February 2023

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