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February 11, 2016

The origin of Valentine’s Day goes back to Saint Valentine of Rome who married couples in secret in defiance of a ban placed on marriage by Emperor Claudius II in an effort to recruit more soldiers. As punishment for disobeying ...

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February 8, 2016

In certain high-risk countries, at first glance it may seem impossible to engage in government procurement without paying bribes.  But many times there are in fact some businesses who are able to win government contracts, complete their work, and get ...

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February 4, 2016

 Compliance Champion Spotlight What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and raising the standards of anti-bribery compliance. TRACE Trends will include posts featuring Compliance Champions from time to time. We hope ...

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February 2, 2016

In Part 1, we discussed using the “three R’s approach” to eliminate small bribes in customs and ports. This week, we’ll look at how companies can successfully use the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) Anti-Corruption Clause for Charter Parties, ...

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February 1, 2016

This month, Smith & Ouzman Ltd was fined GBP £2.2 million after being convicted in December 2014 for making corrupt payments to officials in Mauritania, Ghana, Kenya and Somaliland. Smith & Ouzman allegedly made more than GBP £400,000 in payments ...

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February 1, 2016

There were many developments this month in the world of anti-bribery compliance. Are you up-to-date on the latest news? Take our quiz below to find out. Better yet, share with your compliance teammates and see how your compliance chops stack ...

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January 28, 2016

Yesterday, Transparency International published its Corruption Perceptions Index (“CPI”) 2015. The CPI, which measures the perception of public sector corruption worldwide, was created in 1995 to raise awareness of international corruption and to encourage governments to act against it. Since then, the ...

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January 26, 2016

Today’s blog post is an interview with Andrew Weissmann, Chief of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section at the DOJ. Mr. Weissmann has had a long career in public service. He served as the General Counsel for the Federal Bureau of ...