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Monthly China Anti-Bribery Update Report — March 2015

1. New laws or regulations State level: No developments. Local level (Beijing & Shanghai): No developments. Communist Party Rules: No developments. 2. Upcoming laws or regulations No developments. 3. Government Action (1) It was reported on March 2, 2015 that Fu Chunrong (“Fu”), the former Party Secretary of Huichang County, Jiangxi Province, had been sentenced … Continue Reading

Monthly China Anti-Bribery Update Report — February 2015

1. New laws or regulations State level: No developments. Local level (Beijing & Shanghai): No developments. Communist Party Rules: No developments. 2. Upcoming laws or regulations No developments. 3. Government Action (1) On February 6, 2015, Ma Yingkui (“Ma”), the former Deputy Chief of the Standing Committee of People’s Congress of Heping District, Shenyang City, … Continue Reading

New Guidance published in the UK on Countering Small Bribes in Business

Transparency International UK (“TIUK”), the UK Chapter of the world’s leading non-governmental anti-corruption organisation, has recently published guidance (the “Guidance”) advising businesses on good practice in countering small bribes, including facilitation payments or ‘grease payments’, and also payments made to induce improper action, including cash or vouchers and benefits in-kind, such as tickets for a … 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

Monthly China Anti-Bribery Update Report — April 2014

1. New law or regulation State level: No developments. Local level (Beijing & Shanghai): (1) It was reported on April 27, 2014 that the Shanghai government recently issued the Provisions on Strengthening the Supervision of Vertical Concurrent Position of the Leaders in State Owned Enterprises Directly Managed by Shanghai People’s Government (“Provisions”), which restrict the … Continue Reading

SEC Adopts Final Rules Providing for Cash Award Payments to Whistleblowers

On May 25, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules implementing the controversial “whistleblower” provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, which provide for the payment of monetary awards to individuals who report possible violations of the federal securities laws to the SEC.  Under Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Act, if a whistleblower provides … Continue Reading
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