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Slavery in Supply Chains

 Squire Patton Boggs  has published its first edition of the Commodities & Shipping Group’s (CSG) Quarterly Update.  The topic we chose to focus on for this publication is  slavery in supply chains. The Global Survey Index reports over 45.8 million people are subject to modern slavery (26% of whom are children, and 55% are women … Continue Reading

Rare Due Process Reprieve for Company Penalized by OFAC for Violating Ukraine Sanctions

Following a ruling issued last week by a federal judge in Texas, ExxonMobil Corporation (“ExxonMobil”) will not have to pay a previously issued penalty for contracting with Russia’s state-owned PJSC Rosneft Oil Company (“Rosneft”), since it was not provided fair notice by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) that … Continue Reading

Panalpina’s Hangover After the Russian Corruption Party

Russia’s hosting a great party–everyone’s invited. Who will be able to survive the hangover from Russia’s samogon (moonshine)? U.S.-based Panalpina, Inc. and its parent Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., a Swiss freight forwarding company with 10 offices across Russia, were charged with FCPA violations that occurred in Russia. The charges were for both conspiring to … Continue Reading
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