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Texas Supreme Court: companies shielded from defamation claims for statements in internal investigation reports
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2015

Last week, the Texas Supreme Court joined the majority of jurisdictions in holding that a company enjoys an absolute privilege when providing the


SEC charges Australian mining company for FCPA violations arising from its hospitality program at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2015

On May 20, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced a $25 million settlement with Australian mining company BHP Billiton


Compounded drugs marketed to TRICARE beneficiaries undergoing close examination by federal investigators
  • Roetzel & Andress
  • USA
  • May 11 2015

Ongoing investigations by both the Department of Defense (DOD) and a major U.S. media organization allege that suspicious marketing and prescribing


Ad funds paid to network recoverable as fraudulent transfer
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2015

Fraudulent transfer statutes like the Texas Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act (TUFTA) generally provide an affirmative defense for transferees who can


Football bribery: jail for ex-players and middlemen
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 1 2015

A former professional football player, Delroy Facey, has been convicted and imprisoned for offences under the UK Bribery Act. The BBC reports the


AML compliance developments in the gaming industry
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2015

Executives of regulated entities often lament that fulfilling compliance obligations interferes with their ability to operate their business. However


Court affirms DOJ’s unfettered right to reject settlement in Lance Armstrong case
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2015

As we have written about on this blog previously, Lance Armstrong's former teammate, Floyd Landis, filed a qui tam suit alleging that Armstrong's and


Shooting for effective anti-corruption compliance: a look at recent developments in Brazil
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Brazil, USA
  • March 26 2015

A recently disclosed bribery scandal related to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, along with other anti-corruption developments in Brazil, has


UK: Government launches Anti-Corruption Plan
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 23 2014

On 18 December 2014 the UK Government launched a national, cross-departmental Anti-Corruption plan ("Plan"), which sets out a strategic response to


New Zealand enacts new law to deal with match-fixing
  • Baldwins
  • New Zealand
  • December 5 2014

The Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament on 4 December 2014 and comes into force on 15 December 2014 as the