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Track Insiders in Compliance with Market Abuse Regulations

Technology makes keeping material non-public information (MNPI) in compliance with securities laws and regulations a lot easier. As a longstanding priority to prevent insiders from wielding unfair market advantage, regulators on both sides of the Atlantic have explicit guidelines surrounding the sharing of MNPI among corporate insiders in advance of trading and investment deals.[1] 

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WTO Has Plans to Step Up Anti-Corruption Efforts

The World Trade Organization (WTO), whose role is to regulate international trade, has recently taken a more clear-cut approach to combatting corruption across the globe. In fact, the WTO has now made an open stand regarding anti-corruption measures and trade in its dispute settlement system. 

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History Repeats Itself with New Corruption Charges in China

Attorney Thomas Fox cannot believe how history is repeating itself with new bribery and corruption charges in China’s healthcare industry. Fox breaks down what happened, identifies the different types of bribery schemes that occurred, and provides red flags organizations should be looking for to prevent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations in a multi-part blog series.  

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There's a New Anti-Corruption Sheriff in Town

Earlier this year, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced for the first time ever, the regulatory body is cracking down on foreign corruption that impacts U.S. commodity and derivatives markets. The regulator also recently issued an advisory to would-be corporate whistleblowers that they could be financially rewarded for their actions, signaling stepped up enforcement actions 

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Franchisors More Susceptible to Misconduct Violations

Franchisors are an example of a type of corporation more susceptible to misconduct risk than others, primarily because of their reliance on international distributors. Franchisors must therefore conduct rigorous internal compliance programs to ensure they are adhering to U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the U.K. Bribery Act requirements. Both regulations are international in reach and make it a crime to bribe a foreign official to secure an improper business advantage.  

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