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
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”).
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.
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.
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").
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.