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Entries in France (93)

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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Tuesday
Jul262016

Five ways to prepare for the new French anti-corruption law

France is the latest nation to join the anti-corruption fray, working to finalize a new law to fight corruption, foster transparency and modernize economic activity.

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Thursday
Jul072016

Kathryn Gordon: Is foreign bribery an attractive investment in some countries?

A basic design principle for sanctions regimes is that crime should not pay. Yet, the OECD has just released a simulation study showing that foreign bribery can be an attractive investment for companies in many jurisdictions.

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Thursday
Apr142016

Bill Waite on the Panama Papers: It's time for some crisis management

A good friend of mine who ended his career as a very senior police officer once gave me an excellent piece of advice. He told me that anyone can manage an organization when things are going well -- it is when things become difficult that true leaders emerge.

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Monday
Apr112016

Another bloody year for journalists

At least 109 journalists were killed in 2015, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said.

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Wednesday
Mar302016

Paper: Asset recovery cases against Obiang show weakness in U.S. enforcement regime

A recent paper I published in the Journal of Money Laundering Control looks at a prominent series of cases brought by the United States and France against assets owned by Teodoro Nguema Obiang, Second Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and son of the country's president.

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Monday
Mar282016

France: Foreign anti-bribery bill won't allow corporate settlements

The French bill for Transparency and Modernization of Economic Life, which, among other things, aims at preventing foreign bribery and intensifying the fight against it, has been the subject of much speculation during the past few months.

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