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HTMLLessons from GlaxoSmithKline’s Record $492 Million Bribery Fine in China
Graham Erion, Weiguo (William) He, Matthew A. Kersten; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014
On September 19, 2014, pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) announced that its Chinese subsidiary had been found guilty of bribing health officials in the country and was forced to swallow a 3 billion yuan ($492 million CDN) penalty, the largest corporate fine in China’s history....

 

HTMLEU Strengthens Economic Sanctions Against Russia
Curtis M. Dombek, Neil Ray; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
The European Union (EU) put into effect on Friday (September 12, 2014) a new round of economic sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine. The new measures include further restrictions on (i) dual-use goods and technology to specified entities; (ii) the provision of services in relation to...

 

HTMLWho’s a “Foreign Official”? Supreme Court Could Clarify Key FCPA Term
Fatema K. Merchant; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
On August 14, 2014, Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez filed a Petition for a writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking clarification of a key term in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Among other arguments, Esquenazi and Rodriguez (the “Petitioners”) state that the FCPA...

 

HTMLCBP Issues Guidance on Acceptable Methods of Submitting Post-Importation Claims
Brian S. Goldstein; Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 15, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014
As a follow-up to a memorandum issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to its field offices on August 11, 2014, CBP has published a guidance to the trade community concerning "acceptable methods" for submission of post-importation claims for preferential treatment under various...

 

HTMLInternational Law Increasingly Important
Michael Rainer, Michael Rainer; GRP Rainer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014
Globalisation continues to advance. Trade has long since ceased to stop at national borders. This also has implications for jurisdiction.

 

HTMLAnti-Corruption Compliance Stalls, Despite Aggressive Enforcement
Paul Pimentel; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 29, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014
Anti-corruption compliance efforts appear to be stalling, despite an increase in enforcement actions. According to a global fraud survey conducted by auditing firm Ernst & Young, the percentage of companies that have anti-bribery/anti-corruption policies has increased by only 1% over the past...

 

HTMLOverview of the United Kingdom Bribery Act
Paul Pimentel; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 29, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014
Like the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (“CFPOA”) and U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), the UK’s Bribery Act 2010 (“UKBA”) has extra-territorial application. It also has unique offences and is considered more stringent than either the...

 

HTMLA Costly Choice (of Law): Determining the Damages Available for an Extra-Territorial Tort
Brooke MacKenzie; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
The recent UK Supreme Court decision in Cox v Ergo Versicherung AG, [2014] UKSC 22, provides helpful commentary and a potentially persuasive precedent for Canadian courts on issues of choice of law, the distinction between substance and procedure in the conflict of laws, and legislative...

 

HTMLInternational Inheritance Law: Particularities of Inheriting and Bequeathing In Cases Involving a Foreign Element
Michael Rainer, Michael Rainer; GRP Rainer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 25, 2014
All states have their own inheritance laws. In succession cases involving a foreign element, the question arises as to which inheritance law is applicable. In many cases, this is a complex matter.

 

HTMLSANCTIONS UPDATE - New Treasury Guidance on Aggregation of Ownership Interests
Mark D. Herlach, Beverly J. Rudy; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014
On August 13, the U.S. Department of the Treasury published revised guidance on the treatment of entities owned by persons whose property and interests in property are blocked under the Executive Orders and regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Under its new...

 


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