Officials from the United Kingdom and the United States delivered speeches at international anti-corruption conferences.
The U.K. Bribery Act seems to generate two different reactions in the oil and gas industry, often depending on which side of the Atlantic Ocean a company is located.
Parliament passed the long-awaited Bribery Bill into law in April, enacting the United Kingdom’s most significant piece of anti-corruption legislation to date. The Bribery Act makes it [...]
The Jan. 8, 2009, statement from the British regulator said the subsidiary of the U.S. insurance broker had failed to “take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls” against overseas bribery.
The resolution followed calls by Sen. Charles Schumer (D- N.Y.) for a Justice Department investigation into whether the company violated Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when it lobbied the Scottish government to establish a prisoner transfer agreement with Libya.
The bank is under investigation by the Justice Department, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, and the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.
The bank disclosed that it had received grand jury subpoenas from the Justice Department and was also the “subject of ongoing examinations” by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Director Richard Alderman, who took over the Serious Fraud Office in April 2008, has worked to improve the office’s reputation.
U.K. officials had previously hoped the law would take effect before the end of 2010.
N.Y. Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer suggested BP may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in its push to get the British government to sign a prisoner transfer agreement with Libya.
Serious Fraud Office Director Richard Alderman has said that compensating the victims of corruption is a priority for the agency.
Leo Winston Smith pleaded guilty last September to conspiring to pay bribes in the United Kingdom, but his sentencing will be postponed for the fourth time.
Over the past few years, U.S. Justice Department officials have frequently trumpeted increased collaboration on global anti-corruption efforts. But the exact nature of that collaboration remained unclear.
The SFO announced on Feb. 5 that BAE Systems, one of the world’s largest weapons manufacturers, had agreed to plead guilty to failing to keep reasonably accurate accounting records in relation to its activities in Tanzania.
BEST FCPA LAWYERS PRACTICE GROUP OF THE YEAR. Main Justice held an awards luncheon in Washington, D.C., to honor top firms in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act arena. This video shows announcement of the finalists and winner in the Practice Group of the Year category.