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What FCPA Enforcement Is Thinking in 2016

The author of this post is Quinnie Lin, a Law Clerk at Miller & Chevalier. Senior FCPA enforcement officials from the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) discussed enforcement trends and priorities at this year’s ACI International Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act on November 30 and December 1, […]

Author: Guest Author

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Ten FCPA Compliance Tips for Private Equity

As the drumbeat continues with observers predicting robust FCPA enforcement against private equity firms (see articles here and here), and on the eve of ACI’s 2nd Summit on FCPA, AML & OFAC Risks for Private Equity and Hedge Funds, it is a fitting time to overview some specific compliance strategies that private equity firms are […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Perceptions in India: How one short news article speaks volumes about the FCPA

On August 31th, 2013, The Economic Times of India carried the headline: “Fear of anti-bribery laws slows down M&A deals in India.” This one short article, in the second-most widely read English-language business newspaper in the world, speaks volumes about perceptions and realities of the FCPA in the global economy. FCPA issues need not end […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Brookfield: Notable Aspects of Corruption in Brazil

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that a prosecutor in Brazil has filed bribery charges against the Brazilian subsidiary of Canada-based Brookfield Asset Management. Brookfield is one of the world’s largest property investors. The civil charges allege that the subsidiary paid $640,000 in bribes to obtain construction permits around Sao Paulo. As part […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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What Private Equity Should Know about Recent SFO Developments

Recent developments at the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) should be on private equity’s radar. If institutional investors subject to UK jurisdiction fail to ensure that their portfolio companies have anti-corruption compliance programs in place, they risk having the proceeds from their investments seized when those proceeds flow from corrupt acts. This is the case […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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