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|Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Alert: FLIR Systems Agrees to Pay $9.5 Million to Settle SEC Charges of Violating the FCPA by Providing Gifts and Personal Travel to Saudi Arabian Officials|
Nicolas Bourtin, Justin J. DeCamp, Theodore Edelman, Robert J. Giuffra, John L. Hardiman; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP;
April 24, 2015, previously published on April 9, 2015On April 8, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued a cease and desist order pursuant to which FLIR Systems, Inc. agreed to pay $8.5 million in disgorgement and prejudgment interest and a $1 million civil penalty to settle charges that the company violated the anti-bribery, books...
|Brazil’s Clean Companies Act: One Year Later, Is It Finally Getting Teeth?|
George M. Melo; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
April 14, 2015, previously published on April 8, 2015While 2014 started with much fanfare over Brazil’s Lei da Empresa Limpa or “Anticorruption Law” (Lei no. 12.846/2013), also referred to as the “Clean Companies Act” (CCA), coming into effect, it seems that the remainder of the year was spent quietly with companies...
|US-Cuba "Detente": Revised US Regulations and New Opportunities for Engagement|
Marc A. Landis; Phillips Nizer LLP;
April 13, 2015, previously published on January 2015On December 17, 2014, US President Barack Obama announced the commencement of high-level talks between the US and Cuba, initiating the process of re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, and “taking steps to increase travel, commerce, and the flow of information to and from...
|The First Russian Full Service Law Firm To Open Office in Helsinki|
Capital Legal Services;
April 13, 2015Capital Legal Services has announced the opening of its Office in Helsinki, and it will be the first Russian full service law firm to do so. The Helsinki office is a logical next step for Capital Legal Services, which regularly assists major Finnish companies doing business in Russia. The team has...
|ISIS’s Destruction of Antiquities and Ancient Sites|
Kevin P. Ray; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015The recent destruction of sculptures and other objects in the Mosul Museum, as well as the ancient cities and archaeological sites of Nimrud, Hatra, and Dur Sharrukin by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), sometimes also referred to as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has...
|Revisiting My Brother's Keeper: Latest Learning and Best Practices on Dealings with Third Parties under the FCPA|
Theodore T. Chung, Justin Edward Herdman, Karen P. Hewitt, Hank Bond Walther; Jones Day;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 2015Over the past decade, one of the most common and perplexing questions posed by U.S. multinational corporations with respect to compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") is, "Am I my brother's keeper?" Corporations and their personnel have long struggled, and...
|Further Delay to the EU Data Protection Regulation|
Simon J. McMenemy; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015It is a day to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of protecting personal data, a fundamental right for everyone in the EU.
|The "Right to be Forgotten"|
jaime Cheng; Lee Tsai Partners Attorneys-at-Law;
March 11, 2015, previously published by Taiwan's Personal Information Protection Act currently only provides that a party may request correction when errors exist with respect to the party's personal information or deletion when the specific purpose no longer exists. Originally, "La Vanguardia" newspaper lawfully collected and used the personal information (reporting of a real-estate auction is in accord with the public interest) and the information was correct. The only issue was that the personal information was out of date after the passing of considerable time. As such, there would be room to dispute the expiry of the specific purpose and whether a request for deletion would be justified. This issue is still awaiting legislative resolution in Taiwan.The "Right to be Forgotten"
|US Supreme Court to review whether a reasonable belief of patent invalidity is a defense to induced infringement|
Jennifer D. Bennett, Kevin Greenleaf, Robert F. Kramer, Lissi Mojica, Russell Tonkovich; Dentons Canada LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014On December 5, 2014, the US Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to review the Federal Circuit’s holding in Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., 720 F.3d 1361, 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2013) that a defendant's reasonable belief that a patent is invalid is a defense to induced infringement...
|New Year, New Orleans, Old Tricks|
Fatema K. Merchant; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
February 25, 2015, previously published on January 15, 2015The Department of Justice’s Kleptocracy Initiative is kicking off 2015 strong. On January 13, 2015, the DOJ filed a civil complaint seeking the forfeiture of nine properties in New Orleans, worth close to $1.53 million. The property was allegedly purchased with corrupt proceeds, traced to $2...