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Entries in facilitation payments (5)

Wednesday
Sep072016

John Bray: Threats and pressure still drive facilitation payments

When Control Risks meets international companies at the headquarters level, we often hear that facilitation payments really aren’t much of a problem anymore. Many take comfort from their "zero tolerance" policies.

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Wednesday
Oct212015

Grease payments: A lesson from the Golden Gate Bridge toll takers

Joe Murphy's post on the FCPA Blog -- Why outlawing grease payments may mean very little -- reminded me of an incident involving the toll collectors on the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Wednesday
Oct152014

Resource alert: UH database facilitates FCPA compliance benchmarking

Last week, the University of Houston Law Center released the most comprehensive free dataset for compliance benchmarking available. The Fortune 500 Code of Conduct dataset allows anyone to access the University’s website (without the worry of future spam emails that come with a “free” registration) and search through three years of data the Law Center has put together covering over forty different compliance areas including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 

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Tuesday
Sep092014

Lebedev only partly right in calling for more enforcement

Russian businessman and publisher Alexander LebedevIn his call for the establishment of an international anti-corruption agency during last week’s Economic Crime Conference in Cambridge, UK (“We must create a global force to fight corruption”), Alexander Lebedev put forward some convincing arguments about how putting a stop to corruption will have huge benefits for the economy and society. He’s right --  getting governments to work together to enforce the law more rigorously is a critical part of achieving that.

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Monday
May122014

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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