Companies operating in emerging markets sometimes retain qualified government officials to provide services such as consulting or speaking. In some circumstances, particularly in developing markets, these services are necessary and can serve a company’s legitimate business needs.
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A recent scandal at a major Chinese public hospital revealed that many of the public hospitals across the country outsource their medical services to private companies and employ doctors as independent contractors. That could raise doubts about some public hospital doctors in China being "foreign officials" under the FCPA.
Per diems. We in the FCPA bar love to hate them, and with good reason. Who likes the idea of giving cash to foreign officials? If there’s anything that should rankle the anti-corruption specialist, this is it.
Delhi recently started enforcing new traffic regulations to reduce pollution levels. In October 2015, the city -- properly the National Capital Territory, where 10 million people live -- imposed a Green Tax on vehicles.
A Russian official living in Maryland pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit money laundering for taking over $2 million in bribes in exchange for transport contracts with the Russian state-owned nuclear energy corporation.
Contacts with a government in the course of conducting every day business raise the risk of providing something of value to a foreign official. This risk can be minimized via appropriate controls and efforts on the part of industry groups, through collective action, to improve regulatory quality.