The Mid-Autumn Festival is coming and mooncakes will soon be given to Chinese family, friends, and colleagues to demonstrate appreciation for these individuals’ generosity throughout the year. Most will exchange delicious mooncakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival with the purest of intentions. However, the holiday also provides an opportunity for individuals with less admirable intentions to…
If you’re like me, you just can’t get enough of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). I supplement my reading of FCPA law journal articles with FCPA anecdotes from multinationals, blog posts, newsletters . . . heck, even FCPA fan fiction, television series, movies and off-color haiku verse. So I was very pleased to…
Do foreign anti-bribery statutes put overseas investors in China at a competitive disadvantage?
What should a lawyer do when faced with a client engaged in corrupt activities?
And the verdict is in: if the FCPA investigation against U.S. film studios finds illegal activity, apparently it’s all Joe Biden’s fault.
A highly-regulated industry that is growing rapidly and is partially closed to foreign investment might have corruption problems? Imagine that.
Anti-corruption laws are tough to avoid when you’re doing business overseas, but instead of governments relaxing enforcement, perhaps enterprises should step up compliance programs.
From now on, let’s just assume that regulators all over the world are comparing notes about your activities.
Want to know what a typical China FCPA case looks like? This one’s ready made for the classroom.
If you thought current enforcement of the FCPA was tough, take a look at what might be coming next. CEOs beware!
‘Tis the season for business gift giving (and running afoul of anti-corruption rules).