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Blank Rome LLP | USA, Brazil | 13 Dec 2013

Brazil’s new anti-bribery act goes into effect in January 2014is your company ready?

Brazil's stringent new anti-bribery law, the "Clean Companies Act," takes effect on January 29, 2014 and will, for the first time, subject Brazilian

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Blank Rome LLP | USA | 31 Oct 2012

Over $85 million in FCPA fines and penalties announced in the past 90 days is it time to add an FCPA risk factor?

Recent deferred prosecution agreements and settlements remind us of the need to carefully consider disclosure issues relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

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Blank Rome LLP | USA | 20 Dec 2011

Corporate hospitality packages for the London 2012 Olympics and infringement of the UK Bribery Act - much ado about nothing?

With the London 2012 Olympics fast-approaching, many corporations are wondering whether they can provide corporate hospitality packages to their current and prospective customers, suppliers and business partners without the risk of violating the UK Bribery Act.

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Blank Rome LLP | USA | 28 Jun 2011

Possible amendments to the FCPA considered during recent House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing

On June 14, 2011, the Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, held a hearing on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA").

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Blank Rome LLP | USA | 3 Jun 2011

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act “foreign official” defense challenges denied by California federal judges

In the past two months, judges in the Central District of California denied defendants' pre-trial motions to dismiss counts in indictments charging defendants with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") in two separate cases.

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Blank Rome LLP | United Kingdom | 9 Mar 2011

U.K. Bribery Act 2010

Worldwide action against business corruption has come a long way since the adoption of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 (the “FCPA”) and the enactment of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and De - velop ment Convention on Combating Bribery in 1997 (the “OECD Con - vention”).

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Blank Rome LLP | USA | 9 Mar 2011

Facilitating paymentsare they worth the risk?

Multinational corporations face three types of risk on compliance related matters: 1) the risks that they know, 2) the risks that they know they don't know, and 3) the risks that they don't know they don't know.

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Blank Rome LLP | USA | 25 Feb 2011

The impact of Dodd-Frank’s “incentivized” whistleblower provisions on corporate compliance programs

Anecdotally, the Securities and Exchange Commission is receiving one or two "high value" whistleblower tips and complaints a day since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) statute was signed into law in July 2010.

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