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US & The Americas: guidance for companies developing and implementing antitrust compliance programmes
Recent policy statements by the DoJ highlight the factors companies should consider when developing and implementing antitrust compliance programmes.
Companies can expect an increase in creative and complex qui tam cases, with the DoJ lending its substantial resources to the growing plaintiffs’ bar.
The US House of Representatives has passed HR 3696, the National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act.
The Bribery Act 2010 has now been in force for three years. There have as yet been no corporate prosecutions brought under the act.
Expansion of antitrust enforcement continues with extradition — foreign executive to face US antitrust charges
On 4 April 2014, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced its first successful extradition of a foreign national to the US on antitrust charges.
Deadlines coming for multinationals’ retirement plans and US taxpayers with foreign financial interests
In 2010, the US enacted a sweeping change in enforcement of its tax laws on foreign financial interests, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
In response to political developments in Ukraine and Russian military action in Crimea, the US, the EU and Canada have issued new sanctions.
The cybersecurity framework is a risk management tool to assist companies with assessing the risk of cyber attack, protecting against attack and detecting intrusions as they occur.
The search warrant recently executed on a Virginia-based flooring wholesaler surrounded allegations that the company had illegally imported wood in violation of the Lacey Act.
The UK Crime and Courts Act 2013 has come into effect, making DPAs available to the director of the Serious Fraud Office and the director of public prosecutions.
The government can suspend ‘affiliates’ of a suspended contractor, even though there is no allegation that the affiliates themselves had done anything wrong.
Pillsbury has published its FCC Enforcement Monitor communication for December 2013.
With the rapid growth in Chinese media services and increased awareness of legal rights among the Chinese, defamation litigation in China is on the rise.
DPAs are expected to be available for use by the Serious Fraud Office and the Crown Prosecution Service in February 2014.
On 14 August, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced that four men connected to Sustainable AgroEnergy plc have been charged with offences of conspiracy to commit fraud.