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Little “New” in SFO’s New Guidance on Compliance Programs

United Kingdom - January 29 2020 On January 17, 2020, the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) published new guidance regarding how the office assesses the compliance...

Brittany Harwood.

“Third Time’s the Charm?” SEC’s Latest Attempt to Pass a Disclosure Rule Could Create New Reporting Obligations for Oil & Gas Companies

USA - January 22 2020 Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) initiated its third try to pass a rule on “Disclosure of Payments by Resource...

Laurel S. Fensterstock, David Adam Hoffman.

European Union Expands Anti-Money Laundering Requirements and Increases Beneficial Ownership Transparency

USA, European Union - January 16 2020 Recently, a number of European countries, including the U.K. and Germany, have enacted revised anti-money laundering laws implementing the European...

Brian L. Howard II, Peter T. Thomas.

Five (Less Predictable) Predictions for FCPA Enforcement in 2020

USA - January 10 2020 Enforcement of the Federal Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is at an all-time high, and 2019 marks the fourth consecutive year where results broke the...

Christopher W. James, Eric Hernandez, Laura Muse, Michael Riggins.

With New Inability-to-Pay Guidance, DOJ Offers Transparency and More Flexibility to Companies Seeking Lower Fines and Penalties

USA - October 21 2019 A new Department of Justice (“DOJ”) policy provides for additional transparency and long-needed guidance to prosecutors who often evaluate...

Brittany Harwood.