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Resource Alert: Chinese translation of 2017 DOJ Fraud Section guidance

Covington & Burling has translated the February 2017 Fraud Section guidance on compliance programs into Chinese.

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Proposed amendments to China‚Äôs Criminal Law would shake up anti-graft enforcement

On November 3, 2014, China’s legislature released for public comment (Chinese) draft amendments to China’s Criminal Law (“the Draft Amendments”), a number of which broaden and strengthen crimes and penalties related to bribery and corruption. This post summarizes the key developments related to bribery and corruption:

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Attorney General Holder steps down after a lengthy, memorable term

Eric Holder Jr. announced his resignation as U.S. attorney general Thursday. His nearly six years in office have seen him deal with everything from trials for terrorists to the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri, to enforcement actions such as the whopping $8.9 billion levied against BNP Paribas for transferring billions of dollars on behalf of several countries blacklisted by the United States.

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PEPs and EDD: Charlotte Hill on the FCA's annual AML report

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority issued its second anti-money laundering annual report in July, emphasizing obligation to prevent financial crime and enhance AML systems and controls in specific ways.

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A conversation with Mythili Raman 

Mythili Raman, partner in Covington & Burling's Washington, DC officeAfter 18 years at the Justice Department, and leading the criminal division during 2013 and 2014, Mythili Raman joined Covington & Burling's white-collar crime and litigation practice in April. 

She spoke to Julie DiMauro about aggressive enforcement, facilitation payments, deferred prosecution agreements, and her move to private practice.

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DOJ's Raman joins Lanny Breuer at Covington & Burling

Image courtesy of Covington & BurlingMythili Raman, the DOJ's former Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, has joined 800-lawyer Covington & Burling as a partner, the firm said Tuesday.

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The International Compliance Leadership Series (March 7, Singapore)

The International Compliance Leadership Series, co-hosted by the FCPA Blog and Norton Rose Fullbright, is a chance for regional and international compliance professionals to meet with some of the world’s leading authorities on anti-corruption compliance and enforcement.

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The FCPA Resource Guide in Chinese

A common problem I encounter in my practice is the shortage of Chinese-language materials on anti-corruption topics. China-based employees often want to know more about the FCPA and anti-corruption enforcement, but nearly all of the most valuable resources are available only in English.

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More details coming about UK deferred prosecution agreements

The UK Solicitor General is publishing a Draft Code for Crown Prosecutors Thursday that's expected to contain further details about deferred prosecution agreements in the UK.

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Breuer returns to private practice

Lanny A. Breuer (Image courtesy of Covington & Burling)Lanny Breuer, who stepped down this month after heading the DOJ's criminal divison for four years, has returned to Covington & Burling to be the law firm’s vice chair.

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China releases new judicial interpretation on bribery enforcement

China’s top judicial authorities released a new interpretation last week on how certain bribery crimes are to be enforced.

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