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On October 30, 2017, Global Affairs Canada announced  the removal of the facilitation payments exception from the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). The facilitation payments exception was repealed by Bill S‑14: An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act. The repeal is to come into force on October 31, 2017.

27 – 29 September 2016 – London
3 & 4 November 2016 – Amsterdam
15 & 16 November 2016 – Santa Clara, CA

For in-house legal counsel and compliance professionals

These conferences in Amsterdam, London and Santa Clara will provide a practical overview of significant developments in the Anti-Bribery and International Trade arena, and the implications for your company’s compliance programme and procedures. As usual, you will hear from our experts from across the globe. Further details for each conference are provided below.

We are very pleased to announce our 13th annual, International Trade Compliance Webinar Series entitled, “TPP and New Developments in Global Trade.” This year will be exciting as there are many noteworthy developments in the global trade arena. Our 2016 webinar series will have several sessions covering the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), as well as sessions covering key developments in customs, export and FCPA. Terrie Gleason, a partner in our Washington, DC office and Chair of…

One of the most significant developments of 2014 in FCPA compliance arrived in November with the issuance by the Department of Justice of Opinion Procedure Release 14-02 (the “Opinion”). The Opinion stands for the proposition that the DOJ will not penalize a company subject to the FCPA for acquiring a foreign target with corruption issues, provided (a) the acquiring company did reasonable due diligence under the circumstances, (b) the company has an integration plan…

Annual Anti-Bribery and International Trade Conference3, 4 & 5 June 2014 – London | For in-house legal counsel and compliance professionalsThis conference will provide a practical overview of significant developments in the Anti-Bribery and International Trade arena, and the implications for your company’s compliance programme and procedures. The three-day event will bring together presenters from a number of our offices, including London, Washington D.C., New York, Moscow, Guadalajara, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Barcelona, Singapore, Melbourne and…

On 14 February 2014 the Serious Fraud Office (SFO( and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) published the Deferred Prosecution Agreements Code of Practice, the long awaited final guidance on how the Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) regime will operate. The Code of Practice was issued pursuant to paragraph 6(1) of Schedule 17 to the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (the Act). DPAs will be available for use from 24 February 2014. DPAs provide a mechanism for…

China has recently undertaken aggressive enforcement of its anti-bribery laws against multinational companies operating in China, including arrests of senior personnel, severe fines, draconian remedies, and police actions against investigators. Whether seen as a “coming of age” for PRC regulators, or as protectionist actions against global companies, the compliance risks are serious, and have undeniably increased. American companies doing business in China need to adapt to this new enforcement environment. Our panel of practitioners with…