There is a long-standing debate over the benefits and drawbacks of using intermediaries to generate and retain business.
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What is it about agents, fixers, and intermediaries that makes them so attractive while potentially toxic to multinationals?
International success now depends on business leaders having "the foreign policy acumen to distinguish what they can and cannot do,” according to John Chipman, the director-general and chief executive of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
In a speech this week to compliance professionals at the European Compliance and Ethics Institute in Prague, the general counsel of the UK Serious Fraud Office talked about attorney-client privilege in connection with SFO corruption investigations.
A former regional director of SAP International Inc. pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing Panamanian officials to win government technology contracts for SAP.
The fallout from the Petrobras corruption scandal in Brazil keeps growing. This week there's a new disclosure from Houston-based Vantage Drilling Company.
The DOJ and SEC expect diverse functional areas of organizations to participate in compliance risk assessments. Among them are compliance, legal, internal audit, procurement, and finance. Human resources, marketing, and public relations also usually have a role.
The FCPA Blog is a fanboy of the UK Serious Fraud Office. Partly because we enjoy the way the SFO talks. An example is the guidance it posted about where to find graft and how to recognize it.