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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP | USA, United Kingdom | 9 Aug 2016

Global Anti-Corruption Insights: Summer 2016

2016 is shaping up to be one of the busiest years on record for enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), with dozens of new


McGuireWoods LLP | USA, China | 31 Oct 2011

Avon investigated for corruption by the SEC for alleged offences in China

Last week Avon, the US door-to-door and online cosmetics manufacturer, announced that the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has placed it under formal investigation in connection with allegations of bribery in China.


Dorsey & Whitney LLP | USA | 30 Aug 2011

Part II: The new era of FCPA enforcement: expansive interpretations

One of the defining characteristics of the new era of enforcement is an aggressive application of the statutes.


Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP | USA | 19 May 2011

The SEC uses an FCPA case for its first-ever deferred prosecution agreement

On May 17, 2011, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced its first deferred prosecution agreement ("DPA").


Haynes and Boone LLP | USA | 25 Apr 2011

A rare court ruling on who is a foreign official under the FCPA

A California federal judge issued an opinion on April 20, 2011, providing guidance on an important aspect of the anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") - who is considered a foreign official under the statute.


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 23 Feb 2011

SFO settles Nigeria bribery case for £7 million

The SFO has secured a £7m civil recovery order from engineering group, M.W. Kellogg Limited, in a case relating to the payment of bribes undertaken by its parent company and others.


Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 13 Dec 2010

Due diligence, cooperation and the FCPA

FCPA enforcement officials repeatedly emphasized the necessity for adequate compliance procedures and the value of voluntarily reporting and cooperation when a violation is discovered.


Chadbourne & Parke LLP | USA | 11 Nov 2010

Expanding enforcement: SEC charges non-US issuer with FCPA violations in historic case

Over the past several years, the U.S. government has steadily stretched the jurisdictional reach and scope of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in a concerted effort to crack down on corrupt business practices through increased enforcement.


Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP | USA, United Kingdom | 2 Nov 2010

More significant fines to follow - OECD report released

During an October webinar hosted by the Journal of Commerce and moderated by Susan Ross of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, Chuck Duross, Department of Justice (Justice) Deputy Chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, observed this will be a record year in terms of both the fines collected and the number of cases brought by Justice under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).


Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 10 May 2010

Court approves $185 million settlement between Daimler AG and U.S. government related to alleged bribery scheme

On April 1, 2010, a federal judge in Washington D.C. approved German automotive giant Daimler AG’s $185 million settlement with the United States related to allegations of a global bribery scheme

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