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And Then There Was One-the Updated Box Score of FCPA Settlements from the Nigerian Bribery Scandal
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by Thomas Fox

Both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the agreement by the Dutch company, Snamprogetti Netherlands BV, (Snamprogetti) to pay a $240 million criminal penalty to the DOJ to resolve charges related... Read More

Technip Settles-the Nigerian FCPA Bribery Box Score Update
Posted on 29 Jun 2010 by Thomas Fox

Today the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) announced, in separate Press Releases, that they both has reached settlements with Technip S. A. (Technip) for multiple violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act... Read More

Looking Back – Some FCPA Issues from 2010
Posted on 31 Dec 2010 by Thomas Fox

We conclude our blog this year with some of our favorite Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) issues that have arisen or were discussed in 2010. The following list is not exhaustive but is designed to supplement our prior posts on our top enforcement... Read More

Top Three FCPA Hits of 2010: The Gun Sting Case
Posted on 8 Jul 2010 by Thomas Fox

As we enter the second half of 2010 it is time to review what we believe to be three of the more significant Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters which came to significant public attention in the first half of this year. We will review the (Ding... Read More

Revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines
Posted on 23 Apr 2010 by Brian JM Quinn

The FTC and the DOJ's Antitrust Division have just released their draft revised horizontal merger guidelines for public comment. The draft is available on the joint FTC/DOJ webpage . These revised guidelines are the result of a series of workshops... Read More

DOJ Continues to Focus on FCPA Enforcement
Posted on 7 Jul 2010 by Thomas O. Gorman

FCPA enforcement continues to be a priority for the Department of Justice. Last week the Department extradited Italian citizen Flavio Ricotti from Germany in a case which centers on claims that California based valve maker Control Components, Inc. violated... Read More