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Entries in Disclosure (72)

Wednesday
Apr192017

Martin Kenney: Scrapping the extractive industries disclosure rule is a backward step

The SEC rule that would have required oil and gas and mining companies to disclose each year their payments to foreign governments was intended to increase transparency and prevent back-handers, bungs, and bribes from reaching those able to influence contractual decisions.

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Tuesday
Feb072017

Dispatch from Africa: Repeal of extractive industries disclosure rule hurts us

Dear FCPA Blog,

Thank you for your post yesterday about repeal of the SEC's extractive industries disclosure rule.

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Monday
Feb062017

Congress votes to kill extractive industries disclosure rule

The U.S. Senate voted Friday to repeal an SEC rule that would have required oil and gas and mining companies to disclose each year all of their payments to foreign governments for concessionary rights, permits, taxes, and other things.

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Monday
Jan302017

Andy Spalding: Is anti-bribery enforcement about to become partisan?

FCPA enforcement has always been bi-partisan, commanding principled support from both sides of the aisle. Is that about to change?

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Tuesday
Jan172017

Matt Kelly: Let's talk about an FCPA disclosure regime

So the Trump Administration has nominated a new SEC chairman in the form of Jay Clayton, dealmaker and securities lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell. The compliance community’s reaction seems to be vague concern, based on a paper (pdf) Clayton co-authored in 2011 criticizing FCPA enforcement.

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Thursday
Sep292016

Misonix discloses possible China FCPA offenses

Medical device maker Misonix Inc. said Wednesday it self disclosed possible FCPA violations to the DOJ and SEC.

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Wednesday
Sep282016

A Compliance Plan for the Extractive Industries Payment Disclosure Rule

In the prior post we described the SEC's new Rule 13q-1 that took effect on Monday (September 26). In this post, we discuss steps covered companies should take to comply with the rule.

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Monday
Sep262016

Practice Note: How to prepare for the SEC’s Resource Extraction Disclosure Rule

After a long and tortured route through the courts, the SEC’s final rule implementing Dodd-Frank’s Resource Extraction Payment Disclosure requirement took effect today (September 26).

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Frédéric St-Martin: How transparent can whistleblowing be?

In an earlier post for the FCPA Blog about protecting whistleblowers, I said ex ante protective measures for whistleblowers may act as guarantee that disclosures of wrongdoing will be taken seriously and that reprisals will not be tolerated within an organization.

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Monday
Mar172014

Hewlett-Packard's latest FCPA disclosure (March 2014)

Here's the full FCPA disclosure from HP's Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 11, 2014:

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Monday
Dec162013

Wal-Mart's December 2013 FCPA disclosure

Here's what Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said in its quarterly report (Form 10-Q) filed with the SEC on December 6:

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Tuesday
Nov192013

SEC logged 3,238 whistleblower tips this year

Whistleblower tips and complaints increased to 3,238 in 2013, up from 3,001 in 2012, the SEC's Office of the Whistleblower said in its annual report to Congress. There were 149 FCPA tips in fiscal year 2013, up from 115 in 2012. 

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