By Stephen Dockery | April 25th, 2014

The England-based automotive technology company said it disclosed the improper payments to the SEC and Justice Department.

By Dechert LLP | April 25th, 2014

By Lewis Ho, Kareena Teh,and  Monique Lee

Recent disputes and controversies involving Chinese subsidiaries of foreign pharmaceutical companies have sounded warning bells on legal and ethical issues regarding participation in China’s rapidly growing and evolving pharmaceutical market. This OnPoint explores various scenarios and provides some insight for preemptive measures that can be taken in China.
Anti-bribery initiatives
While pharmaceutical [...]

By Stephen Dockery | April 24th, 2014

Including legal fees related to its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation, the global retailer has spent a whopping $438 million in the two years since the New York Times exposed an alleged cover up of bribery in Mexico.

By Stephen Dockery | April 24th, 2014

Qualcomm was first informed of related government investigations in 2010.

By Stephen Dockery | April 17th, 2014

The U.S. is seeking to compel a holding company with ties to Chinese mega-construction firm Sany Group to sell a wind farm near sensitive military sites in Oregon.

By Jeffrey Benzing | April 9th, 2014

The Georgia-based company contests the allegations but agreed to make compliance changes.

By Wall Street Journal | April 7th, 2014

The pharmaceutical company is also under investigation by Chinese authorities over alleged corruption.

By Morrison & Foerster LLP | April 3rd, 2014

By Charles E. Duross, Timothy W. Blakely, James E. Hough, and Daniel P. Levison
Recent anti-corruption enforcement developments in Asia should serve as a call to action for international and domestic companies operating in the region. In light of these developments — which include increased enforcement (and pressure to enforce) anti-corruption laws and an increasing amount [...]

By Stephen Dockery | April 3rd, 2014

Ralls is appealing the dismissal of its presidential power and CFIUS challenge. The government has brought a lawsuit to force the divestiture of the company’s wind farm purchase.

By Jeffrey Benzing | March 31st, 2014

U.S. authorities and others are looking into the bank’s hiring practices in Asia for possible corruption problems.

By Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP | March 28th, 2014

By Ling Zhang
Stricter Blacklist Regime
On December 25, 2013, the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (“National Health Commission”, former Ministry of Health) issued the amended Provisions Regarding the Establishment of Commercial Bribery Blacklist in the Pharmaceutical Purchase and Sales Industries (“Blacklist Provisions”), which came into effect on March 1, 2014.
According to the Blacklist Provisions, [...]

By Stephen Dockery | March 25th, 2014

JPMorgan Chase was the first bank to disclose a U.S. government investigation into its hiring practices in China that could violate anti-corruption laws.

By Wall Street Journal | March 24th, 2014

The bank’s hiring practices in Asia have drawn U.S. government scrutiny for possible FCPA violations.

By Mary Jacoby | March 21st, 2014

The New Jersey-based power company voluntarily disclosed to the DOJ in March 2012 it was examining possible improper gifts and hospitality in China.

By Stephen Dockery | March 19th, 2014

Oral arguments have been scheduled for May in the Ralls Corp. appeal of its partially dismissed lawsuit challenging the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

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