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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA, United Kingdom, France | 22 Jun 2017

Oh, Hadn’t You Heard? You’re Violating French Law Right Now! France Gets Serieuse about Anti-Corruption

Ok, ok, don’t panic. Maybe not all of the millions of dedicated readers of this blog are in violation. Nevertheless, as of June 1, if your company

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 16 Nov 2011

DOJ targets FCPA and anti-trust violations jointly

On October 5, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Bridgestone Corporation (“Bridgestone”) filed a plea agreement in U.S. District Court in which Bridgestone admitted to violating the Sherman Antitrust Act (15 U.S.C. 1) (“Sherman Act”) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (18 U.S.C. 371) (“FCPA”).

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA, United Kingdom | 18 Apr 2011

The Ministry of Justice issues long-awaited guidance on the U.K. Bribery Act

On March 30, 2011, the United Kingdom (“U.K.”) Ministry of Justice (“MOJ”) issued its long-awaited guidance on the U.K. Bribery Act (the “Guidance”), the U.K.’s answer to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and domestic bribery laws.

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | United Kingdom | 14 Jun 2010

The long arm of the Crown: new U.K. anti-bribery law reaches private sector bribery and creates offence of "failing to prevent" bribery

The U.K. Bribery Act 2010 (the “Act”) represents a fundamental reform of the U.K. anti-bribery regime and greatly expands the potential legal exposure of companies and individuals that do business, including practice of a trade or profession, in the U.K.

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 27 Apr 2010

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Department of Justice ("DOJ" or "Department") and the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") have dramatically stepped up their enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA").

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Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA, Brazil | 25 Mar 2010

Increased opportunities for foreign investment in brazil also bring increased risk for fcpa violations

With the award to Rio de Janeiro of two of the highest profile sports events in the world - the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics - many U.S. and multinational corporations will be looking for investment opportunities in Brazil.

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