MoFo FCPA and Global Anti-Corruption Team: “Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for October 2015”

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counseland compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments in the past month with links to primary resources. October saw another SEC-only corporate FCPA settlement, an explanation from DOJ as to why theapparent decrease in volume of FCPA criminal actions does not mean anti-corruption is no longer an enforcement priority, an important ruling in an FCPA whistleblower case, and a variety of other anti -corruption developments in the U.S. and abroad. Here is our October 2015 Top Ten list:

1.SEC Reaches $14 Million Settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Relating to Alleged Failures to Maintain Effective Controls Over Chinese Joint Venture…

2.Recent DOJ and SEC Commentary Highlights Enforcement Priorities…

3.Former President of United Nations (UN) General Assembly Charged in Connection with Bribery Scheme…

4.Corporate Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) Once Again Face Judicial Scrutiny…

5.IAP Worldwide Services Former Vice-President Sentenced…

6.Bio-Rad’s Former General Counsel’s FCPA-Related Whistleblower Lawsuit against Company Allowed to Continue…

7.African Development Bank Group (AfDB)Reaches Settlement with SNC-Lavalin in Connection with Projects in Uganda and Mozambique…

8.U.S. Investigates Alleged Widespread Corruption at Venezuela’s State-Owned Oil Company…

9.Discovery Dispute Continues in FCPA Prosecution of Former Alstom Executive…

10.PRC Update…

See the full Update Memo:
http://www.mofo.jp/clientalert151110TopTenOctober.pdf

 

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