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New Data on World Bank Sanctions: The Office of Suspension and Debarment releases its first report

The World Bank Sanctions program is still relatively new. Any updated data on how companies and individuals are being investigated and sanctioned for fraud, corruption, and collusion in Bank-financed projects is welcome news to practitioners. To that end, the World Bank’s Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD) just released its “Report on Functions, Data and […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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Corruption, Crisis, and Reform: the Example of Ukraine

The following guest post is from William Buschur, a law student at the University of South Carolina School of Law. The post is about Ukraine – a country outside of FCPAmerica’s usual Latin American beat. But Ukraine provides a trenchant example for Latin American countries, both in terms of the impact of corruption as a […]

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A Seat at the Table: Alternatives to restitution for FCPA victims

Corruption is not a victimless crime, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at the enforcement of international bribery laws. A recent study published by the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) Initiative found that out of 395 corruption settlements worldwide between 1999 and 2012, $6.9 billion in monetary sanctions were imposed. But of that total, only […]

Author: Matthew Fowler

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Movement Towards International Anticorruption Standards?

Is the time ripe for a common international anticorruption standard? At a recent World Bank panel discussion regarding “Corruption and PPPs: Challenges and Solutions,” all four panelists – including leaders from the World Bank Group and major international companies – expressed support for such standards. Some proposed precedents that could serve as models. If there […]

Author: Matthew Fowler

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The Unknowns of Brazil’s New Anti-Bribery Law (Part 2, How will the statute’s provisions be interpreted?)

In Part 1 of this series, FCPAméricas discussed the unknowns related to eventual enforcement of Brazil’s new Anti-Bribery Law. In this post, we discuss questions related to how the statute’s provisions might ultimately be interpreted. In general, under Brazilian law, statutes are not interpreted as broadly as they might otherwise be in the United States. […]

Author: Matteson Ellis

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