2013 Year-End FCPA Update
January 8, 2014
from Gibson Dunn FCPA OVERVIEW The FCPA’s anti-bribery provisions make it illegal to corruptly offer or provide money or anything of value to officials of foreign governments or foreign political parties with the intent to obtain or retain business. The anti-bribery provisions apply to “issuers,” “domestic concerns,” and “agents” acting on behalf of issuers and…Learn More About 2013 Year-End FCPA Update
Costs of FCPA Investigations – A Board Issue?
November 9, 2013
by Homer E. Moyer, Jr., Miller & Chevalier Even major corporations consider a $10 million FCPA investigation to be a large expenditure. But investigations costing that much or more are no longer aberrational, as public reports and SEC filings in 2013 have made clear. Companies that are not transnational behemoths – Nordion, Diebold, and Dun…Learn More About Costs of FCPA Investigations – A Board Issue?
Conflict Minerals and Resource Extraction Rules – Status Check and Some Takeaways
August 15, 2013
by Sanjay M. Shirodkar, DLA Piper The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 required the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to adopt new rules for SEC reporting companies (domestic and foreign) that use “conflict minerals” originating from certain countries (the “Conflict Minerals Rules”). The Act also required the SEC to adopt new rules that require “resource extraction…Learn More About Conflict Minerals and Resource Extraction Rules – Status Check and Some Takeaways
Risk Oversight in China Operations
July 9, 2013
Third Quarter 2013 Corporate Board Member by Matthew Solum, Kirkland & Ellis LLP So far this year, a series of Delaware cases has underscored the duty of directors to oversee operations overseas and, specifically, in China. The allegations in the cases follow a strikingly similar pattern. Each of the cases involved a corporation that was…Learn More About Risk Oversight in China Operations
The Global Transformation in Laws Against Foreign Bribery
July 8, 2013
by Homer Moyer, Miller & Chevalier Board members, who need to be vigilant about the corruption risks their company faces and about its anti-corruption program, will benefit from being aware of profound changes that are underway internationally in laws prohibiting bribery of government officials. Although board members need not become legal experts, they can better…Learn More About The Global Transformation in Laws Against Foreign Bribery