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China FCPA case shows that a deferred prosecution agreement may not cap reputational risk and expensive legal fees

USA - November 1 2013 In January 2011, Maxwell Technologies, Inc., a San Diego-based manufacturer of energy storage and power-delivery products, entered into a deferred…

Stephen G. Huggard.

Canada’s revamped anti-corruption legislation increases the risk for companies doing business north of the border

Canada - October 15 2013 Over the past decade, the U.S. government has levied billions of dollars in penalties in connection with enforcement actions involving violations of…

Stephen G. Huggard.

Deferred prosecution agreements for companies: a new era in criminal justice in the UK?

United Kingdom - June 10 2013 On April 25, 2013, the UK Parliament passed the Crime and Courts Act of 2013 (the “Act”), which addresses (in Schedule 17) the procedures and…

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USA - January 10 2013 Boards of Directors and management at companies of all sizes face a common problem: they need to make decisions that are best for the company and in order…

Stephen G. Huggard.

The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission publish long-awaited Foreign Corrupt Practices Act guidance

USA - November 15 2012 On November 14, 2012, the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice and the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission published A Resource Guide to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “FCPA Guidance”), a document that has been eagerly anticipated for more than a year.

Stephen G. Huggard.