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FCPA Docket: PwC report and World Bank enforcement

FCPA Docket: PwC report and World Bank enforcement

February 23, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, a PwC report highlights a lack of corruption risk assessments by companies and the World Bank issues debarments to several businesses.

Stein slams SEC cybercrime guidance

Stein slams SEC cybercrime guidance

February 23, 2018, GIR

SEC commissioner Kara Stein has released a statement questioning the value of new guidance from the agency on how companies should disclose information about cyber risks.

The use of compelled testimony in criminal proceedings

The use of compelled testimony in criminal proceedings

February 23, 2018, GIR

Andrew Smith at Corker Binning asks whether there are any circumstances in which compelled testimony can be lawfully admitted against the compelled person under English criminal law.

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.

FCPA Docket: Judge dismisses Avon DPA

FCPA Docket: Judge dismisses Avon DPA

February 22, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, a federal judge dismisses Avon Products’ deferred prosecution agreement and a Panamanian company pleads guilty to bribing a soccer official.

Murphy & McGonigle hires from Cadwalader

Murphy & McGonigle hires from Cadwalader

February 22, 2018, GIR

Former federal prosecutor Joseph Facciponti has joined white-collar boutique Murphy & McGonigle in New York as a shareholder in its cybersecurity practice.

Supreme Court limits whistleblower protections

Supreme Court limits whistleblower protections

February 21, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The US Supreme Court has ruled that a whistleblower must report misconduct to the SEC to be protected from retaliation under Dodd-Frank.

Houston company seeks damages in alleged Venezuelan bribe scheme

Houston company seeks damages in alleged Venezuelan bribe scheme

February 21, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

A Houston energy development company that ceased operations last year says it was damaged by its refusal to pay bribes in Venezuela.

Bilfinger attempts to recover compliance costs from former executives

Bilfinger attempts to recover compliance costs from former executives

February 21, 2018, GIR

German engineering company Bilfinger is investigating if former executives can be held responsible for failing to prevent bribery that sparked investigations by both US and German authorities.

Israel’s largest construction company caught up in bribery probe

Israel’s largest construction company caught up in bribery probe

February 21, 2018, GIR

Israeli police have raided the offices of a Shikun & Binui subsidiary as part of a bribery investigation that may be tied to a World Bank audit of several construction projects in Kenya.