Compliance Communications Blog

 

"...Hold that Gift"


12/16/15: This time of year, companies face a bigger issue than whether or not their corporate gifts are greeted with joy and appreciation.  The issue is this: is that gift a violation of law, likely to put your company in the crosshairs of a criminal or civil enforcement action?  Sabine Vollmer, writing in CGMA...

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"The Cost of 'Failing to Prevent'"


11/17/15: The October 2015 “FCPA Update” by law firm Debevoise & Plimpton contains a good chunk of useful information on several topics. The largest section is devoted to Brazil’s new guidelines for compliance programs – especially useful for companies with existing or planned operations...

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"What the SFO Expects from Corporations"


11/3/2015: When Ben Morgan, Joint Head of Bribery and Corruption, spoke at the Annual Anti Bribery & Corruption Forum, he didn’t mince words, explaining the priorities, activities and policies of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office. “Our job – the reason the UK has an SFO - is to investigate...

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"Confronting Third-Party Risks in Global Business"

 

9/15/15: A recent report by KPMG gets straight to the point, even in its title, “Anti-Bribery and Corruption: Rising to the Challenge in the Age of Globalization.” Central to dealing with those challenges is managing the risks inherent in the use of third parties. The KPMG report is based on its global...

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"Fraud is Corruption is Fraud"

 

8/18/15: A key finding of PWC’s newly released Global Economic Crime Survey states flatly, “… our 14 years of survey data shows that at any given time period, nearly one in three of those surveyed report suffering a significant economic crime event.” Not a pretty picture for global companies, especially since the survey...

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