By Stephen Dockery | August 14th, 2014

A Taiwanese citizen working in China for a Germany company who is fired for reporting allegedly corrupt contracts in North Korea isn’t covered by United States anti-retaliation whistleblower protections, the Second Circuit rules.

By Alex Hosenball | August 14th, 2014

Following an informal inquiry into corruption made by Veraz Networks Inc. prior to its acquisition by Dialogic.

By Stephen Dockery | August 6th, 2014

A purported class action was brought against PetroChina following news reports of the company being investigated for corruption by Chinese authorities.

By Arnold & Porter LLP | August 5th, 2014

Foreign entities and individuals be on notice: The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) are actively bringing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) cases based on activities that occur wholly outside the United States. In its latest foray into this area, the DOJ charged a South Korean national with an FCPA violation, not for any connection with the U.S. but for conspiring to violate the FCPA and aiding and abetting a U.S. company to pay a bribe to a foreign official. On 18 June 2014, the Ninth Circuit rejected his attempt to challenge the court’s jurisdiction from his home country of South Korea.

By Stephen Dockery | August 5th, 2014

An appeals court dismissed Pemex’s RICO claim last month, ruling the case did not have a U.S. tie.

By Stephen Dockery | August 4th, 2014

Hoskins is the only former Alstom executive charged by the government for alleged bribery in Indonesia who was employed at the parent company.

By Bloomberg | August 1st, 2014

Hong Kong’s court of appeal previously overturned two bribery conspiracy convictions on the grounds that an anti-bribery law doesn’t apply outside the city.

By ernst | August 5th, 2014

US companies may be at increased risk as a result of India’s well intended new law surrounding Corporate Social Responsibility.

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.

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