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Entries in Daimler (13)

Tuesday
Jul192016

Bill Steinman on per diems: What not to do

Let’s recap. In my first post, I examined a limited set of circumstances where I believe it is reasonable under the FCPA to pay per diems to foreign officials.

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Tuesday
Dec292015

FCPA anxiety: Could Kazakh companies survive U.S. stock listings?  

I've talked about a plan by Kazakhstan’s president to revive the country’s struggling economy by privatizing about 7,000 state-owned companies and listing at least some of them on unspecified stock exchanges.

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Monday
Apr202015

Is Petrobras the SEC's new Oil-for-Food scandal?

March 15, 2015 More than a million protesters demand President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment because of the corruption scandal at Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras. A compliance professional and regular reader of the FCPA Blog sent a fascinating note about the multi-billion graft scandal now brewing in Brazil involving the state-owned oil giant, Petrobras.

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Thursday
Mar052015

Managing compliance in China's emerging new civilization

President Xi Jinping visits UNESCO in Paris in 2014A new phase has begun in the maturation of China as an economic superpower, an era that President Xi Jinping has taken to calling “the new normal.” The ongoing challenge for Beijing is to transition from a largely investment-propelled, export-oriented economy to one increasingly driven by consumption.

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Tuesday
Jan272015

International Franchising and the FCPA (Part Two): A Flock of Foreign Officials 

This post continues from Part One: Vicarious Liability. There are several types of foreign officials that interact with a franchise’s broad array of potential agents abroad, which generates anti-corruption risks.

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Monday
Jan052015

From Alstom: Six reasons why non-U.S. companies dominate the FCPA top ten list

The current list of the ten biggest FCPA cases includes only two U.S.-based companies -- KBR at number three and Alcoa at number six. The rest are non-U.S. companies.

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Friday
Dec262014

Avon disgorgement lands on top ten list

Image courtesy of AvonAvon's $135 million settlement with the DOJ and SEC earlier this month included a disgorgement to the SEC with interest that ranks 8th on our list of the biggest FCPA disgorgements.

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Tuesday
Dec232014

With Alstom, three French companies are now in the FCPA top ten

Monday's $772 million DOJ enforcement action against Alstom SA and several subsidiaries landed second on our list of the top ten FCPA cases of all time.

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Tuesday
Nov042014

Bio-Rad cracks the disgorgement top ten list

Bio-Rad Laboratories paid a total of $55 million Monday to settle FCPA offenses. About $40 million of that went to the SEC as disgorgement. That payment landed tenth on our list of the biggest FCPA-related disgorgements.

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Thursday
Apr102014

Correction: H-P disgorgement is 11th biggest

Hewlett-Packard's $108 million settlement this week didn't quite make our list of the top ten FCPA cases of all time. But with a disgorgement to the SEC of $26.4 million, H-P landed eleventh on the list of the biggest FCPA disgorgements.

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Friday
Jan102014

Alcoa disgorgement is third biggest in FCPA history 

As part of its $354 million settlement this week, Alcoa agreed to pay the third biggest disgorgement in FCPA history -- $161 million.

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Friday
Jan102014

Alcoa lands 5th on our Top Ten list

Thursday's $384 million enforcement action against Alcoa and one of its subsidiaries ranks 5th on our list of the Top Ten FCPA cases of all time.

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