International Law Advisory Resources for FCPA / Anti-Corruption

The DOJ’s New FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy: Dangling Presumptive Declination as an Incentive for Voluntary Disclosure
Lucinda Low, Brittany Prelogar, and Jessica Piquet Megaw
December 4, 2017
2017 FCPA Mid-Year Review
Lucinda A. Low, Brittany Prelogar, Tom Best, Brigida Benitez, Pablo M. Bentes, Patrick Rappo, Evan T. Abrams, Helen Aldridge, Claire Blakey, Brady Cassis, Sara Chouraqui, Peter Ibrahim, Peter Jeydel, John C. London, Jessica Piquet Megaw, Alexandra Melia, Bibek Raj Pandey, Stephanie W. Wang, Zhu (Judy) Wang, Bo Yue
June 29, 2017
AIIB New Prohibited Practices Policy
Lucinda Low, Susan Munro, Brigida Benitez, Jessica Megaw, and Henry Cao
May 12, 2017
2016 FCPA Year in Review
Lucinda A. Low, Tom Best, Brittany Prelogar, Richard J. Battaglia, Brigida Benitez, Pablo M. Bentes, Jeffrey W. Cottle, Matthew J. Herrington, Susan Munro, Patrick Rappo, Richard K. Wagner, Evan T. Abrams, Helen Aldridge, Brady Cassis, Sara Chouraqui, Peter Jeydel, John C. London, Jessica Piquet Megaw, Alexandra Melia, Bibek Raj Pandey, Zhu (Judy) Wang, Stephanie W. Wang, Timothy A. Work, Bo Yue
February 16, 2017
UK Government Seek Consultations on New Civil Penalties For Violations of Economic Sanctions
Maury Shenk, Patrick Rappo, Edward Krauland, Jeff Cottle
December 13, 2016
World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency Releases Annual Integrity Update
Lucinda Low, Tom Best, Brigida Benitez, Jessica Piquet Megaw
November 1, 2016
PRC Promulgates New Legal Interpretations for Criminal Cases Involving Bribery and Corruption
Susan Munro, Richard Wagner, and Lin Yang
May 12, 2016
Canadian Supreme Court Upholds World Bank Immunities in World Bank Group v. Wallace, Encouraging a Continued Flow of Referrals to National Prosecutors
Lucinda A. Low, Jessica Piquet Megaw
May 3, 2016
Will DOJ’s FCPA Pilot Program Fly With Companies Considering Self-Disclosure?
Lucinda A. Low, Brian M. Heberlig, William L. Drake, Nathan W. Cunningham
April 11, 2016
2015 FCPA Year in Review
Lucinda A. Low, Brigida Benitez, Tom Best, Richard J. Battaglia, Pablo M. Bentes, Jeffrey W. Cottle, Matthew J. Herrington, Simon Hirsbrunner, Susan Munro, Patrick Rappo, John P. Rupp, Richard K. Wagner, Helen Aldridge, Peter Jeydel, John C. London, Jessica Piquet Megaw, Alexandra Melia, Bibek Raj Pandey, Stephanie W. Wang, Bo Yue
March 8, 2016
Finally, A DPA from the UK: Assessing and Comparing the Standard Bank Judgment
Patrick Rappo, Jeffrey Cottle, John Rupp, Lucinda Low, Richard Battaglia, and Susan Munro
January 15, 2016
Are You Ready For Visits From Chinese State Authorities?
Growing Relevance Of PRC Criminal Law And Practice To Foreign Investor Operations
Richard K. Wagner, Lucinda A. Low, Susan Munro, and Lin Yang
October 26, 2015
The Hidden Costs of FCPA-Related Corporate Transparency
Matthew Herrington, Tom Best, and Brady Cassis
September 22, 2015
DC Circuit Re-Affirms April 2014 Decision Invalidating Portion of Conflict Minerals Regime as Unconstitutional
Lucinda Low, Brittany Prelogar, and Jessica Megaw
August 26, 2015
The Internships that Backfired: BNY Mellon Settles FCPA Investigation over Intern Hiring Practices
Lucinda Low, Kaitlin Cassel
August 25, 2015
Does SEC’s Enforcement Action Against BHP Billiton Take the FCPA’s Accounting Provisions Too Far?
Lucinda A. Low and Tom Best
May 27, 2015
2014 FCPA Year in Review
Lucinda A. Low, Brittany Prelogar, Brigida Benitez, Pablo M. Bentes, Tom Best, Patrick Rappo, Helen Aldridge, Peter Jeydel, John C. London, Bibek Raj Pandey, Jessica Piquet Megaw, Stephanie W. Wang, Bo Yue
February 13, 2015
The UK Anti-Corruption Plan: Co-operation, Transparency and Hard Graft
Patrick Rappo, Jeffrey Cottle, Lucinda Low, Richard Battaglia, Susan Munro, and Helen Aldridge
January 14, 2015
SFO - Ready to Strike Tigers As Well As Flies?
Patrick Rappo, Jeffrey Cottle, Lucinda Low, Richard Battaglia, Susan Munro, and Helen Aldridge
January 8, 2015
Draft Amendments to Chinese Criminal Law Upgrade Bribery and Privacy Provisions
Susan Munro, Lucinda Low, Bo Yue, and Yongli Xu
November 18, 2014
Of Car Washes and Clean Companies—Brazil’s Recent Anti-Corruption Efforts
Lucinda Low, Pablo Bentes
November 17, 2014
China Supreme People’s Procuratorate Strengthens Protection for Whistleblowers
Susan Munro, Lucinda Low, Bo Yue, and Yongli Xu
November 4, 2014
Wait Until Next Time: Noble Corp. Executives and SEC Settle Pending Litigation on Eve of Trial, Leaving Basic FCPA Questions Unanswered
Lucinda A. Low, Tom Best
July 8, 2014
Stay of SEC Conflict Minerals Rule Denied; June 2 Initial Reporting Deadline Stands
Lucinda Low and Brittany Prelogar
May 28, 2014
Eleventh Circuit Issues Long-Awaited Decision in Haiti Teleco Case: Eschews Bright-Line Test for FCPA “Instrumentalities”
Lucinda Low, Tom Best, and Andrew Bardi
May 27, 2014
Defining “Adequate Procedures?” UK Financial Conduct Authority Issues Another Regulatory Fine for Poor ABC Controls
Lucinda Low, Patrick Rappo, Jeff Cottle, Richard Battaglia, Helen Aldridge
April 23, 2014
The European Commission’s First Biannual EU Anti-Corruption Report
Setting the Stage for an Enhanced EU Role in Combating Corruption, Broadened Legal Standards, and a More Active Debarment Regime?
Lucinda A. Low, Yves Botteman, Guy Soussan, Philip Woolfson, Patrick Rappo, Jeffrey W. Cottle
March 17, 2014
Deferred Prosecution Agreements Now in Force in the UK, Potentially Promoting Self-Reporting and Cross-Border Settlements
Patrick Rappo, Jeffrey Cottle, Lucinda Low, Richard Battaglia, and Helen Aldridge
March 5, 2014
2013 FCPA Year in Review
Lucinda A. Low, Tom Best, Pablo M. Bentes, Jeffrey W. Cottle, Peter Jeydel, Susan Munro, Bibek Raj Pandey, Anthony Rapa, Patrick Rappo
February 28, 2014
UK DPAs, Corporate Fines, and Incentives for Corporate Offenders
Patrick Rappo, Jeffrey Cottle, Lucinda Low, Richard Battaglia, and Helen Aldridge
February 24, 2014
Lessons From Alcoa's Bahrain FCPA Bribery Case
Brigida Benitez, Tom Best and Lucinda Low
January 21, 2014, Law360
Alcoa Settles Bahrain FCPA Bribery Case with SEC and DoJ for $384 Million Following Collapse of SFO Prosecution of Agent
Case Shows Risks to Parent of Managing Global Lines of Business
Lucinda Low, Brigida Benitez, and Tom Best
January 17, 2014
Weatherford Settlements
Integrated FCPA and Trade Controls Enforcement Actions Highlight the Importance of Integrated Compliance, Suggest Expanding SEC Enforcement Efforts
Edward J. Krauland, Lucinda A. Low, Tom Best, Jack R. Hayes
December 9, 2013
SFO Lays Its First Charges under the Bribery Act
Richard J. Battaglia, Lucinda A. Low, Patrick Rappo
August 23, 2013
2012 FCPA Year in Review
Pablo M. Bentes, Tom Best, Peter Jeydel, Lucinda A. Low, Bibek Raj Pandey, Brittany Prelogar
February 19, 2013
Guidance on the Guidance: Highlights from the Resource Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Richard J. Battaglia, Tom Best, Christopher R. Conte, Lucinda A. Low, Brittany Prelogar
November 21, 2012
International Law Advisory – Emphasis on the “Serious” from the Serious Fraud Office: UK SFO Revokes Prior Guidance on Foreign Bribery Enforcement
Richard J. Battaglia, Tom Best, Lucinda A. Low
October 15, 2012
FCPA Enforcement Update – Recent Pfizer FCPA Settlements Suggest Evolving DOJ and SEC Approaches to Successor Liability in M&A Transactions
Tom Best, Lucinda A. Low
August 28, 2012
SEC Adopts Expansive Disclosure Regime for Extractive Resource Issuers
Lucinda A. Low, Brittany Prelogar
August 24, 2012
Recent Developments Highlight Value of Robust Compliance Programs in Avoiding Prosecution for Employee Conduct, May Signal US Authorities’ Response to FCPA Reform Pressures
Tom Best, Lucinda A. Low
May 24, 2012
Work on Pending FCPA Guidance Continues as Stakeholder Inputs are Solicited: Issuance Date Still Unknown
Tom Best, Lucinda A. Low
May 4, 2012
Anti-Corruption Year in Review 2011
Lucinda A. Low
March 6, 2012
SciClone Shareholders Require Stringent Anti-Corruption Compliance Measures in Proposed Settlement of Derivative Suit
Lucinda A. Low
November 7, 2011
“Bribery Is Us”: Court Rejects Costa-Rican SOE’s Attempt to Claim Victim Status in Alcatel-Lucent Bribery Scheme (October 5, 2011)
Lucinda A. Low
October 5, 2011
Recent UK Enforcement Actions Highlight Broad Range of UK Anti-Corruption Laws
August 22, 2011
Racing to a Locked Door? SEC Issues Final Whistleblower Bounty Rule and Announces First Deferred Prosecution Agreement, Revealing Competing Incentives for Corporate Self Reporting
Christopher R. Conte, Lucinda A. Low
June 7, 2011
“State-Owned Enterprises” Under the FCPA
Lucinda A. Low
June 3, 2011
BAE Systems Settles Civil Charges of ITAR Violations for $79 Million
Jack R. Hayes, Edward J. Krauland, Meredith Rathbone
May 24, 2011
UK Ministry of Justice Publishes Guidance to the UK Bribery Act; Announces Act to Enter into Force on July 1, 2011
Matthew J. Herrington, Edward J. Krauland, Lucinda A. Low
March 30, 2011
FCPA Year in Review 2010
Alexandra E.P. Baj, Tom Best, Christopher R. Conte, Matthew J. Herrington, Philip S. Khinda, Erik L. Kitchen, Edward J. Krauland, Lucinda A. Low, Susan Munro, Brittany Prelogar
March 15, 2011
Analysis: Alcatel-Lucent's $137 Million FCPA Settlements Reflect Expansive Jurisdiction, New Compliance Standards, International Cooperation, and Collateral Risks
Lucinda A. Low, Brittany Prelogar
March 10, 2011
International Law Advisory - French Companies Prepare to Pay Hundreds of Millions to U.S. Authorities in Foreign Corruption Matters
Lucinda Low and Brittany Prelogar
July 15, 2010
International Law Advisory - UK Parliament Passes Anti-Bribery Reform Law
Tom Best, Edward J. Krauland, Lucinda A. Low
April 12, 2010
International Law Advisory - Flurry of FCPA Cases Closes Out 2009; Enforcement Continues Apace in Early 2010
Alexandra E.P. Baj, Tom Best, Matthew J. Herrington, Philip S. Khinda, Erik L. Kitchen, Edward J. Krauland, Lucinda A. Low, Susan Munro, Brittany Prelogar
March 16, 2010
International Law Advisory - BAE Systems plc Agreement Raises ITAR Part 130 Compliance Issues for International Defense/Arms Trade
Jack R. Hayes, Edward J. Krauland
March 10, 2010
International Law Advisory - UK Company to Pay £6.6 Million in Foreign Bribery Conviction
Tom Best, Matthew J. Herrington, Erik L. Kitchen, Edward J. Krauland, Lucinda A. Low
September 30, 2009
International Law Advisory - UK Serious Fraud Office Issues Guidance on Overseas Corruption Investigations
Tom Best, Matthew J. Herrington, Edward J. Krauland, Lucinda A. Low
July 30, 2009
International Law Advisory - Private Investor Convicted for Involvement in Scheme to Bribe Officials in the Republic of Azerbaijan
Alexandra E.P. Baj, Tom Best, Matthew J. Herrington, Philip S. Khinda, Erik L. Kitchen, Edward J. Krauland, Lucinda A. Low, Brittany Prelogar
July 22, 2009
International Law Advisory - UK: Draft Anti-Bribery Law Submitted to Parliament
March 26, 2009
International Law Advisory - Halliburton and KBR Agree to Near-Record Penalties; Additional Indictment Unsealed as US Seeks Extradition of UK Agents
Alexandra E.P. Baj, Tom Best, Matthew J. Herrington, Philip S. Khinda, Erik L. Kitchen, Edward J. Krauland, Lucinda A. Low, Brittany Prelogar
March 19, 2009
International Law Advisory - New Department of Justice FCPA Opinion Procedure Release Establishes a Limited Safe Harbor Against Successor Liability Based on Significant Undertakings by An Acquirer Regarding Its Post-Closing Conduct
Alexandra E.P. Baj, Tom Best, Matthew J. Herrington, Erik L. Kitchen, Lucinda A. Low, Brittany Prelogar
July 1, 2008
International Law Advisory - Recent Oil-for-Food Program Cases Show the Government's Willingness to Pursue "Improper" Payments Outside the FCPA's Antibribery Provisions, Call Attention to Foreign Enforcement
Alexandra E.P. Baj, Tom Best, Matthew J. Herrington, Erik L. Kitchen, Lucinda A. Low
March 17, 2008
International Law Advisory - Sight-Seeing Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Lucent Fined for Financing Sight-Seeing Trips for Chinese Officials
Alexandra E.P. Baj, Tom Best, Matthew J. Herrington, Erik L. Kitchen, Edward J. Krauland, Lucinda A. Low
February 1, 2008
International Law Advisory - BIS Expands Eligible Items Under Certain License Exceptions
Jack R. Hayes, Edward J. Krauland
December 14, 2007
International Law Advisory - State Department Amends Voluntary Disclosure Procedures for ITAR Infractions
Jack R. Hayes, Edward J. Krauland
December 13, 2007
International Law Advisory - OFAC Issues Interim Policy on Civil Penalties Under IEEPA Enhancement Act
Edward J. Krauland
December 3, 2007
International Law Advisory - Fifth Circuit Clarifies the Intent Requirements for a Criminal FCPA Conviction
Tom Best, Erik L. Kitchen, Edward J. Krauland, Lucinda A. Low
November 9, 2007
International Law Advisory - The Kozeny Saga Continues
Tom Best, Erik L. Kitchen, Edward J. Krauland, Lucinda A. Low
October 27, 2007
International Law Advisory - Burma Faces Expanded US Sanctions and Export Controls, Additional Import/Export and Investment Restrictions Likely From EU
Edward J. Krauland, Guy Soussan
October 26, 2007
International Law Advisory - Iran Sanctions Expanded: Assets of Iranian Entities and Individuals Frozen
Edward J. Krauland
October 25, 2007
International Law Advisory - Increase in Fines for Export/Sanctions Violations: President Bush Signs IEEPA Enhancement Act
Edward J. Krauland
October 16, 2007
International Law Advisory - Judicial Guidance on European Restrictions on Transactions Involving Sanctioned Terrorist Organizations and Entities
Guy Soussan
October 15, 2007
International Law Advisory - Treasury Seeks Comments to Formulate New CFIUS Regulations
Edward J. Krauland, Timothy M. Walsh
October 12, 2007
International Law Advisory - Imminent Increase in Civil/Criminal Fines for Export/Sanctions Violations
Edward J. Krauland
October 2, 2007
International Law Advisory - OFAC Amends General Licenses on Activities in Connection with Written Publications
Edward J. Krauland
September 5, 2007
International Law Advisory - White House Issues New Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Threatening Iraq Stabilization Efforts
Edward J. Krauland
July 20, 2007
International Law Advisory - BIS Amends EAR, Adding Five Iranian Entities to the Entity List
Edward J. Krauland
July 16, 2007
International Law Advisory - Update Regarding US and UK Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty and ITAR License Requirements for Exports to UK
Edward J. Krauland
July 13, 2007
International Law Advisory - United States and United Kingdom Enter Into Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty That Would Ease ITAR License Requirements For Exports to UK
Edward J. Krauland
July 9, 2007
International Law Advisory - Treasury Designates Iranian Individuals for Supporting the Proliferation of WMD
Edward J. Krauland
July 3, 2007
International Law Advisory - New Export Control Rule for Exports to China Released by Commerce Department
Edward J. Krauland
June 22, 2007
International Law Advisory - Treasury Designates Libyan Individuals for Contributing to Threat Posed by Terrorism
Edward J. Krauland
June 21, 2007
International Law Advisory - BIS Issues Proposed Rule Expanding Entity List Licensing Authorization
Edward J. Krauland, Meredith Rathbone
June 11, 2007
International Law Advisory - Baker Hughes Agrees to Pay Record $44.1 Million To Resolve DoJ and SEC FCPA Enforcement Actions
Tom Best, Erik L. Kitchen, Edward J. Krauland, Lucinda A. Low
May 3, 2007
International Law Advisory - DoJ Imposes Record 26 Million Penalty on Vetco Gray Companies for FCPA Violations Other Enforcement Developments
February 13, 2007
International Law Advisory - Late 2006 FCPA Enforcement Explosion Reaches Across Industries and Around the Globe, Focusing on Countries in Lower Ranks in the Transparency International 2006 Corruption Perceptions Index
November 6, 2006
International Law Advisory - United States Poised to Ratify UN Convention against Corruption; Treaty Expected to Strengthen Anti-Corruption Enforcement in the United States, May Lead to Significant Changes in Developing Countries
Edward J. Krauland, Lucinda A. Low
September 19, 2006
International Law Advisory - World Bank Implements Voluntary Disclosure Program for Corrupt Practices in Bank-Financed Contracts
Lucinda A. Low
August 25, 2006
International Law Advisory - Enforcement Agencies Invoke the FCPA in Iraq and a Major Securities Fraud Settlement in the Tyco Case; Voluntary Disclosures Continue
Erik L. Kitchen, Edward J. Krauland
June 30, 2006
International Law Advisory - US Government Aggressively Prosecutes Individuals Allegedly Involved in Bribery Tied to Foreign Investment in Azerbaijan
Erik L. Kitchen, Edward J. Krauland
November 8, 2005
International Law Advisory - Burma Sanctions General License
Edward J. Krauland, Meredith Rathbone
September 3, 2003
International Law Advisory - Iraq Sanctions, Property Blocked
September 1, 2003
International Law Advisory - General Licenses Issued Pursuant to Burmese Sanctions Regulations
Edward J. Krauland, Meredith Rathbone
August 19, 2003
International Law Advisory - Iran/Iraq - NGO Activity
Edward J. Krauland
March 13, 2003
International Law Advisory - Cuba - Export of Services
Edward J. Krauland
August 8, 2002
International Law Advisory - Civil Penalties
Edward J. Krauland
July 10, 2002
International Law Advisory - UK Parliament Passes Anti-Bribery Reform Law
Tom Best, Edward J. Krauland, Lucinda A. Low