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Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA, United Kingdom, OECD | 29 Aug 2016

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for July 2016

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international


Morrison & Foerster LLP | United Kingdom, Brazil | 28 Jul 2016

SBM Offshore N.V. signs five party $340M leniency agreement to resolve Petrobras bribery allegations in Brazil

SBM Offshore N.V. has reached a $340M settlement with both criminal and administrative prosecutors in Brazil to resolve allegations of bribery


Morrison & Foerster LLP | Brazil | 6 Aug 2013

Brazil’s new Clean Companies Act continues global fight against corruption

After years of legislative limbo, and in response to growing social unrest, on Friday, August 2, 2013, President Dilma Rousseff signed into law the


Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 25 Feb 2013

New FCPA decision: the battle continues on the FCPA’s jurisdictional reach

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


Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 10 Jul 2012

FCPA derivative suit dismissed: complaint devoid of specific allegations falls woefully short

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”).


Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 4 Jan 2012

Is "conscious avoidance" sufficient to establish knowledge under the FCPA? Depends which court you ask

In 2011, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission continued their aggressive enforcement strategy to hold individuals accountable for FCPA violations.


Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 15 Dec 2011

Regulators listen to Senate critics: eight ex-Siemens execs charged 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.”


Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 28 Oct 2011

Telecom exec sentenced to record breaking FCPA prison term: 15 years

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.


Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA, Haiti | 9 Aug 2011

Another successful FCPA prosecution against individualsmore Terra Telecom execs appear headed for prison for Haiti bribes

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.


Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 20 May 2011

FCPA: regulators’ expansive “foreign official” definition under attack

For the last several years, federal regulators have enforced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the "FCPA") with an unprecedented, aggressive approach.

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