The SFO investigation was based on tips from a former employee of Royce-Rolls, alleging that the company resorted to bribery in securing engine supply contracts from Air China in 2005 and China Eastern Airlines in 2010, totaling US$2 billion.
Herald Scotland Police Scotland target corruption in public sector BBC News It will draw on the experience of the eight former regional forces in what is claimed to be the first dedicated resource of its kind in the UK.
The Bribery Act (UK) has been lurking in the shadows since its introduction in mid 2011. It is probably going to take a high profile trial before awareness is raised but with half of businesses unaware (and assuming they are unprepared) it will not be long before a real case pops up.
A new survey released by Kroll and Compliance Week reveals that 47 percent of global corporations take no steps to train their third parties and business partners on anti-bribery and corruption efforts, despite expectations by 50 percent of respondents that their companies’ bribery and corruption risks will increase in the next 12-18 months.
“That gap is surprising,” said Lonnie Keene, Managing Director for Kroll Advisory Solutions. “Take a look at any recent enforcement action in the United States about bribery. They often involve a third party, and regulators have been clear that they expect corporate compliance departments’ anti-corruption efforts to include third parties as well.”
The 2013 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Report surveyed 260 ethics, compliance, risk, and audit executives at corporations around the world, and addressed a wide range of anti-bribery efforts—risks, due diligence, effectiveness of anti-bribery programs, and more.
A recent opinion from the Southern District of New York has opened the door for the United States federal judiciary to exercise jurisdiction over virtually any Internet communication, even when the communication both originates and terminates...
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So your transaction you carried out by email between 2 European countries may fall under the jurisdiction of the US courts! This is one of the consequences of Cloud Computing, and will not come as a great surprise to people who follow development in legislation aimed a bribery and corruption...but it raises a few interesting questions.
Latin America is an area of key concern for companies operating overseas and subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and has been for a number of years. The charges against four former employees of BizJet International Sales and Support Inc.
Berlusconi May Face Bribery Charges As Tax Conviction Upheld, Sex Scandal ... Forbes The latter might be more difficult than originally contemplated: just yesterday, Italian prosecutors accused Berlusconi of bribing a senator to switch parties.
US Justice Department is investigating whether IBM violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (IBM says US Justice Department probing bribery allegations: The 1977 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act bars compan...
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27 Dec 2013 - Isle of Man - Criminal Law - Isle Of Man Bribery Act 2013 - Now In Force - Appleby - The Bribery Act 2013 (BA 2013) came into force on Monday 16 December 2013 and it is largely based on the Bribery Act 2010 (of Parliament) (the BA...
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The Isle of Man beconmes the latest territory to implement a Bribery Act
Thomas HawkAmerica loves data, apparently. More specifically, its government does. For the third time in a row, the U.S. government requested — and received — more user data from Twitter than all the other nations of the world combined.
No prosecutions yet under UK Bribery Act Legalbrief (subscription) Britain's Serious Fraud Office is investigating just two cases relating to the Bribery Act more than two years after the new law came into force, according to a Law Gazette report.
Transparency International Ireland welcomes publication of Irish ... Transparency International (press release) Dublin - Transparency International Ireland (TI Ireland) has welcomed the publication of the Protected Disclosures Bill 2013 today.
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Irish Whistleblowers will benefit from civil immunity from actions for damages and a qualified privilege under defamation law under the new Irish "whistlebolwer " bill.
Parallel to our attempt to dig deeper into procurement transparency in the US, Sunlight started another big journey to map the global landscape of procurement norms and get a sense of how other governments disclose contracting information.
The European Commission recently announced a proposal that would require 18,000 European companies to be more transparent about their efforts to combat corruption and bribery by publishing details of how they go about this. This is good news. Anti-corruption programmes constitute a company’s first line of defence against corruption.
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