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In a striking rebuke, the U.K. Supreme Court found that the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) overstepped its authority when it tried to access corporate documents from the United States.

February 19, 2021
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A recent enforcement action announced by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice included a notable plot twist – the investigation did not turn up an antitrust crime, but instead revealed a criminal conspiracy to violate the Procurement Integrity Act (“PIA,” 41 U.S.C. §§ 2101-2107).

December 10, 2020
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A recurring question of general counsel and chief compliance officers is whether their proactive investments in compliance programs, voluntary self-disclosure of issues, and cooperation will be meaningfully rewarded.

August 13, 2020
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Mere months after Airbus entered into a record-breaking, nearly $4 billion resolution with the U.S., U.K., and France to settle foreign bribery allegations, the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) moved on July 30, 2020, to bring additional corruption charges against Airbus.

August 12, 2020
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On July 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published the Second Edition of “FCPA: A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” (the “Guide”).

V&E Government Investigations Update

July 9, 2020
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The SEC’s authority to seek disgorgement has been a spotlight issue for the last several years, and on June 22, 2020, the Supreme Court delivered a highly anticipated ruling that will have a mixed impact.

V&E Government Investigations Update

June 25, 2020
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On June 25, 2020, V&E partner Fry Wernick spoke on a Wall Street Journal / Dow Jones Risk & Compliance panel entitled, “Lessons from Recent Compliance Failures.”
June 25, 2020
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In a novel and aggressive move likely aimed at garnering goodwill with federal regulators, Venezuelan state-owned entity CITGO Petroleum Company (“CITGO”) has sued its former agent for harm CITGO alleges was caused by the agent’s payment of bribes to foreign officials.

June 3, 2020
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On Friday, January 31, courts in the U.S., U.K., and France approved a multinational deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with Airbus SE to settle bribery and corruption charges in connection with the company’s use of third-party consultants to secure aircraft sales…

February 5, 2020
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Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) initiated its third try to pass a rule on “Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers,” 1 which would govern the…

January 22, 2020
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The recent bribery conviction of British citizen Lawrence Hoskins created a stir among white collar practitioners because it showed that the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) could be successful using…

December 16, 2019
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On November 7, 2019, a Second Circuit panel 1 heard oral argument on whether the use of United States wire services in effecting a bribery scheme is enough, without more, to pull defendants within…

November 13, 2019