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Entries in Germany (104)

Friday
Jul072017

World Bank debars Germany’s Fichtner GmbH for Africa misconduct

The World Bank debarred Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG for fifteen months after a former employee took bribes to influence contract awards on a project in Africa.

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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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Friday
Mar172017

Tom Fox: Raid on Jones Day German office clouds FCPA investigations

International investigations are the heart and soul of FCPA inquiries. As denoted by its title, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act deals with bribes and offers to foreign officials and those of foreign state owned enterprises.

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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
Jan112017

Volkswagen pleads guilty in U.S. criminal case, six VW employees indicted

Volkswagen AG agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to three felony counts and pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty for selling 590,000 diesel vehicles in the United States by cheating on federal and state emissions tests and lying to regulators.

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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
Apr212016

Pennsylvania consultant pleads guilty to FCPA offenses for bribing banker

The former owner and president of a Pennsylvania consulting business pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices by bribing an official at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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Thursday
Feb112016

In high-graft countries, the roads are a bloodbath

Over the years, we've looked at the correlation between corruption and personal security, air safety, environmental degradation, risks of war, national debt problems, and general personal misery. Now let's look at corruption and road safety.

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Wednesday
Dec092015

Philippa Foster Back: What stops employees from blowing the whistle?

Effective speak-up or whistleblowing hotlines are an element of good governance and can act as an early warning system. But while most large companies have a formal mechanism where employees can voice concerns, our 2015 Ethics at Work survey shows that employees don't have confidence in the system.

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Monday
Oct052015

Mike Scher: Why did VW burn the house down?

In my prior post for the FCPA Blog, I asked two questions about the unfolding VW scandal.

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Tuesday
Jul212015

Double jeopardy? Siemens defendant loses Argentina dismissal motion

The Cámara Federal de Casación Penal of the Republic of Argentina issued an important ruling on May 4 concerning the legal principle that no one can be punished twice for the same crime (non-bis-in-idem).

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Tuesday
Mar102015

Greece indicts 64 for Siemens bribes

Greek authorities said Monday they indicted 64 people for bribery involving Siemens AG from 1992 to 2006 related to communications company Hellenic Telecommunications (OTE).

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