China's Social Credit System Presents New Compliance Challenges

The roll-out of China’s social credit system (SCS) is expected to be nearly complete by 2020. While many news stories have focused on the SCS’ scoring of individuals in China, SCS also applies to companies operating in the country and may impact how they approach anti-corruption compliance.  

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2019 One of the Busiest Years for FCPA Enforcement

The month of June ended what has been one of the most active half-years in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement ever according to Thomas Fox. The attorney recently covered the subject in a JD Supra blog, citing many high-profile cases in 2019 along with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) revised guidance on evaluating corporate compliance programs 

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When Conflicts of Interest are Good

Conflicts of interest are a bad thing for corporations. Or are they? Perhaps not always according to Richard L. Cassin, editor at large of the FCPA Blog. Cassin argues via a new blog that in certain circumstances, what the Western world views as a conflict of interest may not be in other cultures.  

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Corporations Stand to Benefit from an Adequate Procedures Defense

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has provided updated guidance for prosecutors evaluating corporate compliance programs’ adherence to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). “Okay,” you might be saying to yourself. “I know that already, the DOJ’s new guidance is very helpful.” 

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Possibility of Individual Accountability Regime in South Africa?

South Africa recently introduced a new regulator and regulatory framework whose primary objective is to supervise the conduct of business of all financial institutions there. The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) represents a distinct change in the country’s approach to regulation of its financial services industry. 

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