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August 11, 2014

Over the past few weeks, we here at TRACEblog have noticed a few interesting critiques of anti-bribery certifications. Harvard Law Professor Matthew Stephenson writes on his blog that he holds “a fair amount of skepticism” regarding anti-bribery certifications and believes ...

August 6, 2014

Until now, if ten companies all work with the same ten distributors, these relationships generated a total of 100 due diligence reports.   Each company paid ten times and each distributor completed ten labor-intensive reviews.   This has become ruinously expensive and ...

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July 31, 2014

Take a moment to read our poll and vote for which headline you think was most newsworthy this month: UK’s Serious Fraud Office Charges Alstom Network UK with Corruption: The investigation, which commenced as a result of information provided to the ...

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July 22, 2014

In our previous post, we discussed the ongoing corruption case against Princess Cristina of Spain and her husband, Duke Iñaki Urdungarin. Urdangarin, a former Olympian, is accused of using his position to skim money from government contracts.  Princess Cristina, for ...

Protesters in Madrid last month, protesting the Spanish monarchy.  [Courtesy of Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/barcex/14338528062/in/photolist-nR3GR5-o17F9M-73NRnm-dWpT8Q-dWpT8E-8ph2vB-73Bgnb-677h19-6U9vhZ-6VhtVM-6UJ5m5-7bw8y3-nBCtaD-4jYTmW-4jYU2L-a3Bx9r/]
July 15, 2014

If there are perks to being a member of the Spanish royal family (undoubtedly there are), immunity from corruption prosecutions is not one of them. Last month, on June 25th, Princess Cristina of Spain was charged with tax fraud and ...

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July 2, 2014

Haiti in 2001 might have seemed like an entrepreneur’s playground — the kind of place where the stakes were high, the risks were big, and if you played your cards right, you might find fabulous riches. Sure, it was one ...

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June 30, 2014

Below is our roundup for June 2014’s biggest compliance stories.  Vote for which one you think deserves the top spot! Dodd-Frank Conflict Mineral Disclosure Deadline Reached – June 2, 2014 was the first filing deadline for SEC issuers to comply ...

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May 29, 2014

Vote below for what you think was this month’s biggest compliance story: Conflict Mineral Disclosure Deadline Approaches. The Appellate Court for the District of Columbia denied the National Association of Manufacturer’s emergency stay motion to block the SEC’s conflict minerals rule.  ...