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Entries in France (99)

Wednesday
Nov082017

SocGen faces U.S., France probes for Libya payments

Société Générale said in a disclosure Monday that it is under investigation in France for possible violations of French anti-corruption law and in the United States for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses.

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Friday
Nov032017

French court strips Obiang of local assets after embezzlement conviction

A French court last week convicted Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the vice president of Equatorial Guinea and son of the president, of embezzling public money and spending it on himself.

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Thursday
Nov022017

Airbus graft probe spreads to United States

Airbus Group SE, already under investigation in the UK and France for suspected corruption, said in a company release Tuesday that it found "inaccuracies in filings" made with the U.S. Department of State under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

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Wednesday
Sep272017

Practice Note: New French law expands jurisdiction over foreign graft

In December 2016, France enacted an anti-corruption law known as Sapin II. The law was named after Michel Sapin, the then Minister of Finance, who said when presenting the bill: “In the fight against corruption, France cannot just satisfy itself with the existing situation.”

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Wednesday
Jun282017

John Bray: Can companies really adopt a single global anti-corruption policy?

How far is it feasible to apply a global compliance policy in widely differing regional markets? And to what extent should there be local policy exceptions?

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Thursday
Jun222017

Teddy Obiang on trial in Paris for embezzlement

The son of Equatorial Guinea's president went on trial this week in France for embezzling more than $112 million from his country's treasury.

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Wednesday
Mar292017

Lise Smit: Why companies need to know their impact on human rights

Until a few years ago, corporate decision-makers often worried that knowledge about their company’s human rights impacts may increase risks of litigation, prosecution and investment withdrawal.

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Friday
Mar172017

French authorities join Airbus bribery probe

Airbus Group SE said Thursday that French investigators have opened a preliminary investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery, and corruption in the company's civil aviation business.

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Wednesday
Jan182017

What's the state of compliance in France?

While companies like to view Europe as a single market when it comes to compliance, the reality is that each country still has its own unique challenges and expectations. Ethisphere recently connected with dozens of French compliance leaders to discuss today’s best practices across France.

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Monday
Nov212016

Xavier Oustalniol: First look at the whistleblower provisions in the new French anti-corruption law

After a lengthy legislative process between the National Assembly and the Senate, Sapin II, the French anti-corruption law focused on transparency and modernization of economic activity, was passed, in its final form, by the National Assembly on November 8, with a majority vote of 308 to 171.

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Thursday
Nov102016

New French anti-corruption law allows DPAs

New anti-corruption legislation adopted Tuesday by France allows companies to enter into negotiated settlements with magistrates.

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Friday
Sep302016

Nicolas Tollet on the new French anti-corruption law: Shall we be scared of France now?

For more than a year, France has been working on improving its legislation to enact a new anti-corruption law in order to reach the same standards as the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act or the Brazilian Clean Company Act.

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