Global Expansion is Challenging Compliance

“We can’t change human nature, or the pressures of business and the economic/political backdrop, but we can change how we deal with compliance” states Crispin Rapinet,  partner at Hogan Lovells, in the 2020 report providing an overview of the challenges for multinationals on all aspects of anti-bribery & corruption.

The report highlights how multinationals in Europe, the U.S., and Asia are dealing with the pressure of global growth while balancing  ABC's concerns when investing in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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FCPA-Related Jury Trial Convicts Four Defendants in 2019

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) is a United States law and prohibits firms and individuals from paying bribes to foreign officials in pursuit of business deals. In the past years, we haven’t seen many FCPA-related trials, however, in 2019 we saw the FCPA convicting four defendants in three trials.

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OECD Takes Aim at Japan's Anti-Bribery and Corruption Efforts

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Working Group on Bribery in International Transactions recently took aim at Japan’s efforts to combat bribery of foreign public officials.  

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Best practices for high-performing compliance programs

It’s a tricky thing to understand what a high-performing compliance program actually looks like. Aside from activities and checklists and even anonymous tips, a high-performing compliance program must include the human element. Do we, as a company, believe we’re always doing the right thing? Because in the end, that is what compliance is all about.

We’ve been fortunate to work with and have at MCO some of the most respected leaders in the compliance space. And from them, we’ve crafted a few best practices for high-performing compliance programs that everyone can easily put into place.

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Clarifying Corporate Hospitality Rules Under the UK Bribery Act

The UK Bribery Act was implemented nearly eight years ago, but no case law exists to offer organizations an interpretation of corporate hospitality rules. The sole source of guidance to date has been from the Ministry of Justice in 2011.  

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