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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Singapore Fintech Festival 2019 – See you there!

The annual Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) starts next week and will gather the biggest financial institutions of the world, not to mention regulators, investors, and academia. The event will include hundreds of speakers from around the globe, discussing themes such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud, and cybersecurity. This year, the main conference will also focus on climate change and sustainability.

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Anti-Corruption Rules and Enforcement Actions on the Rise

The number of U.S. cases investigating Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA violations dropped in 2018. But there was considerable growth in FCPA enforcement actions, increasing by more than half the number of those issued just the year before. That’s according to a recent report from Trace International, Inc.  

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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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