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DOJ 2018 Policy Shifts in Review

In 2018, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) issued many important policy updates and rollouts that will have far-reaching impact. Our firm’s Alert provides an easily navigated yet detailed summary of developments. Policy Shifts at the Department of Justice – 2018 in Review focuses on government investigations and white collar prosecutions. The Alert covers:… Continue Reading

Monthly China Anti-Bribery Update Report — February 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) It was reported on February 7, 2014 that Zhou Guangrong (“Zhou”), the former Head of Health Bureau of Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, was … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anti-Bribery Update Report — January 2014

1. New law or regulation State level: No developments. Local level (Beijing & Shanghai): No developments. Communist Party Rules: (1) On January 16, 2014, the Communist Party of China (“CPC”) Central Committee issued the Regulation on Selection and Appointment of the Party and Government Leaders (the “Regulation”), which took effect on the same day and … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anti-Bribery Update Report — December 2013

New law or regulation State level: (1) It was reported on 8 December 2013 that the General Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (“CPC”) and the General Office of the State Council jointly issued the Provisions on Administration of Domestic Official Reception by Party and Government Organs” (the “Provisions”) to … 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

China Anti-bribery Report September 2013

1. New law or regulation State level: No developments On September 23, 2013, the Ministry of Finance, the National Government Affairs Administration, and the Administration of Government Affairs, directly under the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (“CPC”), jointly issued the Administrative Measures on Conferences of Central and State Departments (“Measures”), which target … Continue Reading

Legal Commentary on the GSK China Bribery Case — From a China Law Perspective

Many thanks to Daniel F. Roules and Rayna Wang of Squire Sanders’ Shanghai office for preparing this article. Background Foreign companies doing business in China have focused in recent days on the case of GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”), the British multinational producer of pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines and consumer healthcare products headquartered in London. Articles to date, however, … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anti-Bribery Update Report—July 2013

The most recent FCPA and anticorruption enforcement developments involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are summarized below. Thanks, as always, to Squire Sanders’ Shanghai Office for monitoring these enforcement actions. 1.     New law or regulation State level: (1)     It was reported on July 6, 2013 that the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (“SPP”) of China issued … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anticorruption Update Report — February 2013

The most recent FCPA and anticorruption enforcement developments involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are summarized below. Thanks as always to Squire Sanders’ Shanghai Office for monitoring these enforcement actions. 1. New Law or Regulation State level: No developments Local level (Beijing & Shanghai): No developments Communist Party Rules: No developments 2. Upcoming Law … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anticorruption Update Report – January 2013

The most recent FCPA and anticorruption enforcement developments involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are summarized below.  Thanks as always to Squire Sanders’ Shanghai Office for monitoring these enforcement actions. 1.        New law or regulation State level: (1) The Interpretation on Several Issues Concerning the Specific Application of Law in the Trial of Criminal Cases … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anticorruption Update Report— November 2012

The most recent FCPA and anticorruption enforcement developments involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are summarized below.  Thanks as always to Squire Sanders Shanghai Office for monitoring these enforcement actions. 1. New law or regulationState level:(1) Criminal Procedural Rules of the People’s Procuratorate On November 20, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (“SPP”), the highest procuratorial … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anticorruption Update Report-September 2012

The most recent FCPA and anticorruption enforcement developments involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are summarized below.  Thanks as always to Squire Sanders Shanghai Office for monitoring these enforcement actions. Change of Legal Environment 1.       Areas: New law or regulation Update: State level: No developments Local level (Beijing & Shanghai): No developments Communist Party Rules: … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anticorruption Update Report-August 2012

The most recent FCPA and anticorruption enforcement developments involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are summarized below. Thanks as always to Squire Sanders Shanghai Office for monitoring these enforcement actions. Change of Legal Environment 1.     Areas: New law or regulation          Update: State level:  No developments Local level (Beijing & … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anticorruption Update Report– July 2012

The most recent FCPA and anticorruption enforcement developments involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are summarized below. Thanks as always to Squire Sanders Shanghai Office for monitoring these enforcement actions. New Law or Regulations State level: (1) Regulations on the Management of Governmental Affairs On July 9, the Chinese Sate Council promulgated the new … Continue Reading

Nordam Group Settles China FCPA Violations

On July 17, 2012, Nordam Group, Inc. (“Nordam”) an aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) service provider based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, entered into a three-year non-prosecution agreement (NPA) with the DOJ to resolve violations of the FCPA’s anti-bribery provisions. Conduct According to the NPA, from 1999 until 2008, Nordam, its subsidiaries and affiliates paid bribes … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anticorruption Update Report– June 2012

The most recent FCPA and anticorruption enforcement developments involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are summarized below. Thanks as always to Squire Sanders Shanghai Office for monitoring these enforcement actions China Enforcement Actions (1) On June 5, Wu Xiaoli (“Wu”), former general manager of the Shanghai Gongxin Project Construction Supervision Center Ltd, a state-owned … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anticorruption Update Report– May 2012

The most recent FCPA and anticorruption enforcement developments involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are summarized below. Thanks as always to Squire Sanders Shanghai office for monitoring these enforcement actions. China Enforcement Actions (1) On April 26, 2012, Jiao Baohua (“Jiao”), municipal party secretary of Yining City, Yili Kazak Autonomous County, Urumqi Municipality was … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anticorruption Update Report– April 2012

The most recent FCPA and anticorruption enforcement developments involving the People’s Republic of China (PRC) are summarized below.  Thanks as always to Squire Sanders Shanghai office for monitoring and reporting on these enforcement actions. China Enforcement Actions (1) On March 31, 2012, Li Ping, former Party chief of Futian District committee, wassentenced to six-and-a-half years … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anti-Bribery Update Report– March 2012

As part of our continued efforts to monitor the antibribery enforcement environment in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), our colleagues in Squire Sanders’ Shanghai office have graciously agreed to provide monthly updates of relevant developments in the PRC’s antibribery laws, regulations and government enforcement actions. The most recent developments are summarized below. Enforcement Actions … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anti-Bribery Update Report– February 2012

The following monthly update on developments in the People’s Republic of China’s (“PRC”) antibribery laws, regulations and government enforcement actions is brought to you with the assistance of our colleagues in Squire Sanders’ Shanghai Office. Enforcement Actions (1)  On February 8, 2012, Chen Meng (“Chen”), former chief deputy official of Putuo District, Shanghai, went on … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anti-Bribery Update Report– December 2011 – January 31, 2012

As part of our continued efforts to monitor the antibribery enforcement environment in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), our colleagues in Squire Sanders’ Shanghai office have graciously agreed to provide monthly updates of relevant developments in the PRC’s antibribery laws, regulations and government enforcement actions. The most recent developments are summarized below. Enforcement Actions … Continue Reading

SEC Issues FCPA Cease and Desist Order as to Watts Water Technologies, General Manager of Chinese Subsidiary

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has issued an administrative cease and desist order as to Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (“Watts”), a water valve designer and retailer, and Leesen Chang (“Chang”), former general manager of Watts Valve Changsha Co., a wholly-owned Chinese subsidiary of Watts. Conduct Between 2006 and 2009, Chang, on behalf of Watts’s … Continue Reading

Rockwell Settles With SEC Over Former Subsidiary’s Role In China Bribe Case

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (“Rockwell”), an industrial automation products and services provider, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, resolved an enforcement action in which the SEC alleged it violated the FCPA’s books and records and internal controls provisions through the actions of its former China based subsidiary, Rockwell Automation Power Systems (Shanghai) Ltd. (“RAPS-China”), which was divested by … Continue Reading

Ever Wonder Whether FCPA Cases Lead to China Enforcement Actions?

A frequent topic of anti-corruption discussions is despite the aims for increased cooperation between US and foreign regulators in the wake of the Siemens case, whether increased visibility of US enforcement actions has in fact led to enforcement actions by regulators outside the United States? In the case of China, discerning an answer has been difficult. The resolution of … Continue Reading
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