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Hui Chen: Anti-bribery compliance easier for smaller companies

Hui Chen: Anti-bribery compliance easier for smaller companies

April 19, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers, politicians and academics have said small and medium-sized businesses face greater challenges in complying with the FCPA. In an interview, the DOJ’s former compliance consultant says smaller businesses have it easier than many think.

Chinese defendant calls FCPA charges legally defective

Chinese defendant calls FCPA charges legally defective

April 19, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Lawyers for a Chinese defendant accused of bribing African government officials have attacked what they say are contradictory FCPA charges filed by US prosecutors.

Former Venezuelan official becomes 11th individual to plead guilty in PDVSA bribery case

Former Venezuelan official becomes 11th individual to plead guilty in PDVSA bribery case

April 19, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

A former official of Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, admitted to his role in a scheme to launder bribes.

Judges criticise SFO practices in XYZ DPA

Judges criticise SFO practices in XYZ DPA

April 19, 2018, GIR

Two high court judges have rebuked the SFO for failing to demand the written internal interview summaries from XYZ before offering the company a DPA in an opinion in which the judges also said the authority committed “a series of public law errors”.

Is South Africa the new Brazil?

Is South Africa the new Brazil?

April 18, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Jenner & Block partners Nicholas Barnaby and David Lachman say there are parallels between the corruption scandals engulfing Brazil and South Africa.

Matrix Chambers launches investigations team

Matrix Chambers launches investigations team

April 18, 2018, GIR

Matrix Chambers’ newly created investigations team includes the barrister who helped BAE Systems and Tesco negotiate settlements with the SFO and the lawyer who conducted an internal investigation into allegations of corruption on behalf of the IAAF.

Ex-Bechtel exec tells appeals court guilty plea is invalid

Ex-Bechtel exec tells appeals court guilty plea is invalid

April 17, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

A former executive at a Bechtel joint venture with an Egyptian utility company who pleaded guilty to bribery-related charges has told an appeals court that the Supreme Court’s decision in McDonnell has invalidated his deal with prosecutors.

DOJ: McDonnell irrelevant to appeal by ex-Guinean mines minister

DOJ: McDonnell irrelevant to appeal by ex-Guinean mines minister

April 17, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ has argued that a 2016 Supreme Court ruling cannot be applied to US money laundering cases that are based on violations of overseas bribery laws.

KBR fights SFO on extraterritorial application of section 2 notices

KBR fights SFO on extraterritorial application of section 2 notices

April 17, 2018, GIR

A lawyer acting for US engineering company KBR has argued that the UK parliament never intended section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act to apply to documents held by foreign companies outside of the UK.

SFO’s Euribor definition is “wrong”, court hears

SFO’s Euribor definition is “wrong”, court hears

April 17, 2018, GIR

The counsel to Barclays’ former treasurer Colin Bermingham, accused of nominating fraudulent Euribor submissions, said that prosecutors have misled the jury about how the benchmark rate works.