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Entries in Hospitality (8)

Thursday
Apr202017

Elizabeth David-Barrett: Pharmas and the repeated failure of anti-bribery compliance

Pharmaceuticals companies continue to fall foul of the FCPA and other anti-bribery laws, with a number of 2016 cases suggesting a vulnerability around marketing practices especially in the Asia-Pacific region. Why does a sector that is way ahead of the compliance game in so many ways keep getting caught out by anti-bribery laws?

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Monday
Nov212016

Scott Moritz: A detailed marketing plan can save your compliance program

Companies that make and sell consumer products -- toothpaste, smart phones, cars, movies, food, medicines, golf clubs, cosmetics, whiskey, shoes, jewelry, and so on -- spend billions of dollars promoting their goods.

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Tuesday
Aug162016

Compliance Alert: Hospitality and hiring in South Korea

We've talked about South Korea's foreign bribery laws and we looked at specific compliance risks related to gift giving, rebates, and kickbacks. In this post we'll look at enforcement actions in South Korea and what specific steps can reduce compliance risks there.

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Thursday
Feb042016

SciClone pays SEC $12.8 million to settle China FCPA offenses

California-based SciClone Pharmaceuticals will pay $12.8 million to settle SEC charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when employees in China pumped up sales for five years by making improper payments to professionals employed at state health institutions.

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Thursday
Aug062015

Practice note: BHP Billiton and expanding enforcement of FCPA internal controls provisions

The SEC took a seemingly aggressive stance in the BHP Billiton case, penalizing the Australian company $25 million for FCPA offenses because it sponsored foreign officials to attend the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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Thursday
Jun182015

Too much hospitality: Four jailed in Scottish construction works bribery case (Updated)

Two former employees of the Edinburgh City Council and two directors of a construction company received significant jail sentences for bribery contrary to The Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889 (the legislation that pre-dates the Bribery Act 2010).

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Wednesday
May202015

BHP Billiton pays $25 million to settle Olympics FCPA offenses

The Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday charged global resources company BHP Billiton with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act when it sponsored foreign government officials as guests at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

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Tuesday
Oct092012

Coordinated guidance from DC and London?

It was an odd event a few weeks ago when the U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office removed some Bribery Act guidance from its website without explanation.

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