In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international
SBM Offshore N.V. has reached a $340M settlement with both criminal and administrative prosecutors in Brazil to resolve allegations of bribery
After years of legislative limbo, and in response to growing social unrest, on Friday, August 2, 2013, President Dilma Rousseff signed into law the
Only two months into 2013, and another key FCPA decision has come out of the Southern District of New York. This fits with our view that we will have
In November 2010, Tidewater Inc. paid more than $15 million to US regulators to settle charges that it had violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).
In 2011, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission continued their aggressive enforcement strategy to hold individuals accountable for FCPA violations.
The Siemens case is undoubtedly the biggest case in FCPA enforcement history: the “pattern of bribery” involved was “unprecedented in scale and geographic reach.”
This week, Joel Esquenazi, the former president of Terra Telecommunications Corp., received the longest sentence ever handed down in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecution: fifteen years in prison.
After a two-and-a-half-week trial and five hours of deliberation, a federal jury in Miami last week returned yet another favorable verdict for the Department of Justice in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecution.
For the last several years, federal regulators have enforced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the "FCPA") with an unprecedented, aggressive approach.