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|Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA): Israel Beware - Trends in Enforcement|
Daniel S. Harary; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015Intuitively, Israeli companies and their directors would likely assume that their businesses are immune to investigation and the assessment of penalties by US regulators that are separated by a vast ocean and located more than 9,500 kilometers away. The reality, however, stands in contrast with...
|The $14.8 Million Internship: Personal Favor Creates an FCPA Violation|
Edwin J. Broecker; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 19, 2015On Aug. 18, BNY Mellon settled with the SEC allegations that it had violated the FCPA by hiring three interns. In re The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, SEC Release No. 75720 (Aug. 18, 2015). The allegations stated that the three interns were not hired because of their individual...
|Comparison of the Discovery Process in Civil Litigation in the U.S. and Germany - An Introduction|
Claudia Borsutzki, Hagen Weiss; Murchison & Cumming, LLP;
August 11, 2015, previously published on August 6, 2015In light of the growth of border-crossing commerce and rapid development of international business relations, international law is becoming a more and more important part of the structure of our growing global society. This article focuses on the law of civil procedure in different jurisdictions,...
|Cyprus Courts Do Not Have Jurisdiction to Recognise and Register Foreign Arbitration Awards When neither the Applicant nor the Respondent Has Its Domicile in Cyprus|
Soteris Flourentzos; Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC;
June 17, 2015, previously published on February, 2015The Supreme Court of Cyprus ruled on 17 February 2015, in STX OFFSHORE & SHIPPING CO. LTD v. STX (DALIAN) SHIPBUILDING CO.LTD, Civil Application No. 152/2014, that in order for a foreign arbitration award to be recognized and enforced in Cyprus either the applicant or the respondent must have...
|Anti-Corruption is No Longer Your Father’s FCPA|
Holland Hart LLP;
June 5, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015For decades, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) has been the driver for global corruption programs. Companies reflexively established baseline controls to address FCPA requirements, with the understanding that the FCPA stood as a legitimate benchmark for compliance and was...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|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...