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Summary of U.S. Department of Justice’s Guidance, “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs”

Summary of Compliance Guideline The Criminal Division’s Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) has released guidance on how the DOJ will determine the effectiveness of a company’s corporate compliance program.  The guidance, entitled Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs[1] (the “Compliance Guideline”), provides examples of topics and sample questions that are frequently … Continue Reading

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: The Sign of Things to Come?

In a landmark decision, the first Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”) was approved  on Monday at the Royal Courts of Justice, by Lord Justice Leveson.  The DPA was introduced as a means of alternative disposal following a criminal investigation into a corporate organisation back in February 2014, under the Crime and Courts Act 2013[1]. It is … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anti-Bribery Update Report — June 2014

1. New law or regulation State level: No developments. Local level (Beijing & Shanghai): No developments. Communist Party Rules: No developments.   2. Upcoming law or regulation No developments.   3. Government Action (1) The official website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (“CCDI”) of the Communist Party of China (“CPC”) and the Ministry … Continue Reading

UK Serious Fraud Office launches investigation into GlaxoSmithKline in relation to claims of foreign bribery

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) has launched a formal criminal investigation into GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and its “commercial practices”, understood to mean allegations of foreign bribery. David Green CB QC, Director of the SFO, said back in 2012 that only the largest cases, that prevented UK companies from competing for big contracts on a level … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anti-Bribery Update Report — November 2013

1. New law or regulation State level: On November 25, 2013, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council jointly issued the Regulation to Ban Official Extravagance (the “Regulation”), which regulate the management of funds, official travel, official receptions, official vehicles, and official conferences, etc. According to the Regulation, the … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anti-Bribery Update Report — October 2013

1. New law or regulation State level: No developments Local level (Beijing & Shanghai): No developments Communist Party Rules: No developments 2. Upcoming law or regulation No developments 3. Government Action (1) On October 10, 2013, Tian Xueren (“Tian”), the former Executive Deputy Governor of Jilin Province, stood trial in Beijing No.1 Intermediate People’s Court … Continue Reading
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