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Bribery prosecutions in the UK where are we now?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2014

We reported back in 2012 that the UK's Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") had confirmed its commitment to enforcing the UK Bribery Act 2010 ("Bribery Act"

Considerations in buying a franchise company what to look for and why
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 26 2014

In recent years, franchised companies have become an attractive target for private equity companies and other firms focused on investing capital in

Enforcement of foreign bribery laws in Australia
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • March 24 2014

While bribery of foreign officials has been criminalised in Australia since 1999, there has been little enforcement of Australia’s anti-bribery

Whistleblower protection under the Corporations Act
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • March 13 2014

Whistleblower protection has received a lot of media attention recently, following the Senate Inquiry into the performance of the Australian

No reprieve for taxpayers where fraudulent profits tax paid
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Hong Kong
  • March 24 2014

On 13 March 2014, the Court of Final Appeal (CFA) handed down its ruling in Moulin Global Eyecare Trading Limited (In Liquidation) v. The

Indictment returned against former Va. Governor
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2014

The U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia has reportedly charged former governor Robert McDonnell and his wife for illegally accepting

Five developments to follow in 2014 - securities class actions and fraud-on-the-market theory
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • January 28 2014

Later this year, the the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments inHalliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., a case that has enormous

A reminder that FCA can be used for customs enforcement
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2014

On Nov. 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a False Claims Act settlement with Basco Manufacturing Company, a maker of shower

Federal prosecutors unseal charges against Bitcoin exchange company
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2014

On January 27, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the unsealing of criminal charges against an underground Bitcoin

Blowing the whistle on the whistleblower: when a whistleblower takes confidential documents
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • January 31 2014

As you may have read in our previous blog post, prudent employers should embrace the "righteous whistleblower" in service of their culture of