‘International Litigation’ Category

Bio-Rad Consents To $14.35 Million Penalty To Resolve FCPA Probe

November 12, 2014 — The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a powerful weapon to stop multinational corporations from attempting to win or retain business abroad by making bribe payments to or bestowing lavish gifts on foreign government officials or their family members. Aimed at the problem of foreign bribery, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 allows...

U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Hear FCPA Case Concerning Definition Of “Foreign Officials”

November 7, 2014 — The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a powerful weapon to stop multinational companies from attempting to win or retain business abroad by paying bribes or bestowing lavish gifts on foreign officials with state-owned enterprises. Aimed at eradicating the harm to honest business dealings in a global market that is caused by foreign bribery, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street...

General Cable Internal Probe Spotlights FCPA Issues On Three Continents

October 13, 2014 — The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is an effective tool for deterring corporations from attempting to win or retain contracts abroad by paying bribes or presenting expensive gifts to foreign government officials or their family members. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 provides substantial financial rewards to insiders who blow the...

Cubist Subsidiary Under Investigation For Possible FCPA Violations

September 15, 2014 — The Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) is an effective tool for discouraging multinational corporations from unfairly making contracts abroad by paying off foreign government officials or their family members with travel, gifts, cash or “research grants.” To redress the problem of foreign bribery, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of...

Smith & Wesson Charged With FCPA Violations in Pakistan, Indonesia

September 2, 2014 — The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a powerful weapon to stop corporations from attempting to win or retain business abroad by making bribe payments to or bestowing lavish gifts on foreign government officials or their family members. Aimed at the problem of foreign bribery, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 allows for substantial...

Cobalt Receives Wells Notice In SEC’s FCPA Investigation

August 27, 2014 — The Foreign Corruption Practices Act (FCPA) is an effective tool for discouraging multinational corporations from unfairly positioning themselves abroad by paying off foreign government officials or their family members with cash or lavish gifts. To redress the problem of foreign bribery, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 provides for...

Biomet Under Scrutiny Again For Potential FCPA Violations

August 4, 2014 — The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is one of the government’s most powerful tools to stop multinational businesses from bribing foreign government officials in an effort to obtain business abroad. When companies win contracts with kickbacks rather than free competition, they engender an uneven marketplace that hampers free trade. To redress the problem, the...

Spanish Drug Company In Midst Of Internal FCPA Probe

June 27, 2014 — The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a powerful tool for preventing multinational businesses from boosting revenue abroad by paying kickbacks to foreign government officials. When corporations pay bribes to government officials in an effort to secure business overseas, they create an uneven marketplace that destroys honest competition. To redress the problem, the...

Goldman Sachs Subject of FCPA Probe

June 23, 2014 — The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is the best tool we have to prevent multinational businesses from seeking to boost revenue abroad with gifts and kickbacks to foreign government officials and their family members. When corporations illegally hire the children of government officials at exorbitant salaries in an effort to win contracts overseas, they foster an uneven...

Johnson Controls Announces Internal FCPA Investigation

May 21, 2014 — The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is critical to assist the global business market in achieving a level playing field that allows honest competition to thrive. To discourage unscrupulous corporations willing to bribe foreign government officials as a way to court business, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 established a...

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