Asia
By Bloomberg | January 21st, 2015

Sony Corp. (6758)’s entertainment unit investigated its Indian operations for possible legal violations including bidding fraud and kickbacks, according to internal e-mails released by hackers, highlighting challenges the company has faced in the country.
Sony enlisted Ernst & Young to look into its businesses in the country and uncovered potential evidence of wrongdoing, according to the [...]

By Josh Kovensky | January 5th, 2015

Former Control Components Inc. vice president David Edmonds doesn’t face circumstances extraordinary enough to justify ending his sentence prematurely, argued Justice Department prosecutors in a Monday filing.

By Foley & Lardner LLP | January 5th, 2015

Choices made by the prosecution team provide powerful instruction on what the DOJ expects public companies to do to prevent and detect FCPA violations and, emphatically, what not to do regarding their obligations when it comes to books and records and accounting controls.

By Josh Kovensky | December 24th, 2014

David Edmonds, 62, wants to move to Thailand to be closer to his wife’s family and to be in Southeast Asia for a new job with a Japanese company.

By Josh Kovensky | December 23rd, 2014

The data corresponds with anecdotal information from lawyers and an annual report of the Securities and Exchange Commission, both of which are seeing big increases in Asian whistleblowing.

By Dylan Tokar | December 22nd, 2014

The Department of Justice stressed the company’s lack of cooperation as a reason for the steep criminal penalty of $772 million, which did not include a discount.

By Marisa Iati | December 22nd, 2014

Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole and Criminal Division chief Leslie Caldwell were among the officials holding a news conference to announce the Alstom Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlement – much as an earlier generation of officials had done in 2008 to announce the Siemens resolution.

By Hogan Lovells LLP | November 13th, 2014

The application of the fugitive disentitlement doctrine is an important issue that warrants Supreme Court review. It is an issue of fundamental fairness for both non-U.S. citizens and the DOJ.

By Josh Kovensky | November 12th, 2014

The California-based life science research company reached a settlement with the Justice Department and SEC last week to resolve extensive foreign corruption charges stemming from bribery that occurred in the firm’s Russia and Vietnam branches from 2005 to 2009.

By Mary Jacoby | December 2nd, 2014

After its Chinese bribery settlement, whistleblowers have emerged all over the world, requiring the British pharmaceutical giant to bring on five new outside firms, according to knowledgeable people.

By Marisa Iati | November 11th, 2014

The California-based pharmaceutical company announced in March that it had set aside $2 million for an FCPA settlement.

By Dylan Tokar | November 10th, 2014

The 230-page guide seeks to outline many of the increasing number of anti-corruption laws in countries around the world.

By Mary Jacoby | November 7th, 2014

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States denied Chinese-owned Ralls Corp. due process in nixing a wind farm purchase on national security grounds, an appeals court ruled. The matter is back before the district judge.

By Clifford Chance | November 7th, 2014

Accurately assessing the bribery risk that a potential business partner or target company poses and taking appropriate measures to prevent corrupt payments in the future is absolutely critical in protecting against liability for third- party conduct under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and for conduct by associated persons under the UK Bribery Act

By Mary Jacoby | November 4th, 2014

James Chanos doesn’t think casino magnate Stephen A. Wynn should get discovery in Wynn’s slander lawsuit against the hedge fund trader until a judge decides the legal merits of the case.
And to help persuade U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco of his argument, Chanos on Oct. 31 submitted a recent news article in [...]

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