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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 ...

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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.  ...

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April 30, 2014

Vote for what you think was this month’s top compliance story. Anti-corruption reporting becomes more transparent in Europe. The European Parliament adopted the long-awaited directive on the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information, which requires large public-interest entities with more than 500 ...

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April 23, 2014

On April 14, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the disclosure requirement for conflict minerals in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“the Act”) was unconstitutional.  In National Association of Manufacturers ...