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By Dorsey & Whitney LLP | July 29th, 2014

Entering into new, international markets may be good for developing business, but it also carries certain risks. This is particularly true in many countries where doing business may include making gifts, paying gratuities and even bribes. The difficulties can be compounded if adequate preparations are not undertaken, including bolstering internal controls and ensuring that adequate FCPA compliance procedures. Firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson Holdings Company, learned this lesson the hard way. In the Matter of Smith & Wesson Holdings Corporation, Adm. Proc. File No. 3-15906 (July 28, 2014).

By Stephen Dockery | July 28th, 2014

The Massachusetts-based weapons manufacturer came under scrutiny in connection with the failed “Africa sting” prosecution of 22 arms brokers, but the SEC charged unrelated conduct in Pakistan, Indonesia and elsewhere.

By Wall Street Journal | July 28th, 2014

GSK is facing corruption related investigations from a number countries over its business practices in China and Syria.

By Reuters | July 24th, 2014

GSK is also facing international investigations of its business dealings in China.

By Stephen Dockery | July 24th, 2014

The U.K. brought the charges against the embattled French engineering and power giant under its 1906 Prevention of Corruption Act.

By The Financial Times | July 17th, 2014

GSK is facing a number of government investigations over alleged bribery in China.

By Stephen Dockery | July 17th, 2014

William Pomponi was charged in a 12-count second superseding indictment last year alleging bribes paid to Indonesia officials.

By Stephen Dockery | July 15th, 2014

An appeals court sided with the Chinese-owned company and questioned the fairness of the national security-related foreign investment review process.

By Alex Hosenball | July 16th, 2014

Although former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan left office 25 years ago, the country is still battling to recover assets believed to have been pilfered during his tenure.

By Stephen Dockery | July 15th, 2014

Zhenli Ye Gon was arrested in Maryland in 2007 and is suspected in a massive money laundering scheme through Las Vegas casinos.

By Associated Press | July 14th, 2014

GSK is under investigation by Chinese authorities for alleged corruption.

By Alex Hosenball | July 10th, 2014

Attorneys for the plaintiff in Liu v. Siemens have argued that Congress intended the Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions to apply extraterritorially, but the Siemens team maintains there simply is no link to the US in the case, according to an audio recording of the argument was recently obtained from the court by Just Anti-Corruption.

By Stephen Dockery | July 7th, 2014

Zhenli Ye Gon is set to be extradited to Mexico after being arrested in 2007 and a drug conspiracy charge against him was dismissed with prejudice in 2009.

By The Guardian | July 2nd, 2014

The sex tape adds an unusual twist to the investigations into GSK for corruption in China.

By Stephen Dockery | June 25th, 2014

Lawrence Hoskins and William Pomponi were charged in the same superseding indictment in July 2013

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