World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim recalls the question Paul Volcker posed to a group of anti-corruption leaders assembled in Washington, D.C.: "If the World Bank doesn’t take the lead against corruption, who else is going to do it?"
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Switzerland's federal crime court accepted a plea deal Wednesday between prosecutors and Riadh Ben Aissa, SNC-Lavalin's former head of construction, and sentenced him to time served.
FCPA enforcement has waxed and waned during Eric Holder's six-year tenure as U.S. Attorney General. But that's not the whole picture. During the same time, global anti-corruption enforcement has picked up speed and is more robust today than ever. Enforcement actions are breaking out all over -- from Japan to Canada, from the UK, Italy, France and Germany to Australia, and across Scandinavia to Africa and South America. The enforcement world is now a different place.
Bloomberg/BNA has just published Anti-Corruption Law and Compliance: Guide to the FCPA and Beyond by Kevin Abikoff, John Wood and Michael Huneke.
Police in Canada have charged a prominent lawyer who formerly headed the tax practice at the Montreal office of Dentons Canada LPP for an alleged plot against a potential witness in the sprawling corruption case involving the SNC-Lavalin Group and several former executives.
Shruti Shah, a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog and the senior policy director for Transparency International - USA, talked about corruption and human rights during a September 3 event sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
A former vice president of SNC-Lavalin wanted in Canada on bribery charges has agreed to a deal with Swiss prosecutors that could lead to his extradition.
The World Bank's Office of Suspension and Debarment released its report Thursday on suspension and debarment from 2007 through 2013 arising from Bank-financed projects.
Achieving consistent legal compliance in today’s regulatory environment is a challenge severe enough to keep compliance officers awake at night and one at which even well-managed companies regularly fail.