Compliance lessons from recent nine-figure FCPA settlements

Hiring practices in the financial services industry, third-party risk in the technology sector, and a continued focus by the government on individual prosecutions are just a few areas of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement activity in 2019.

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Integrity Watch maakt belangen parlementariërs inzichtelijk

De politiek in Nederland moet transparanter. Burgers moeten op een toegankelijke manier kunnen zien wat de nevenbelangen van hun vertegenwoordigers in het parlement zijn. Daartoe heeft Transparency International de online-tool Integrity Watch ontwikkeld. Onlangs vond de lancering van de Europese Integrity Watch plaats. Binnenkort volgen Nederland en andere landen.

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Inhouse advocaten Shell geen geheimhouders ex art. 218 Sv

Rechtbank Rotterdam 7 oktober 2019, ECLI:NL:RBROT:2019:7856

In de strafzaak tegen Shell heeft de officier van justitie op 4 maart 2019 door middel van 15 vorderingen gevorderd dat de rechter-commissaris belast met de behandeling van strafzaken in de rechtbank Rotterdam op grond van artikel 98 Sv beoordeelt of bepaalde gegevens die bij een doorzoeking bij de verdachte in beslag zijn genomen onder het verschoningsrecht van 15 van de bij de verdachte werkzame inhouse lawyers vallen.

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How UK companies have become entangled in some of the biggest corruption scandals of our time

Through forensic analysis of more than 400 corruption and money laundering cases – amounting to an estimated £325 billion (US$412 billion) – At Your Service presents groundbreaking new research that sheds fresh light on the role played by UK services and institutions in the biggest corruption scandals of recent decades.

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Some Points on Why People Stay Silent

Ethics and compliance officers often need to consider the psychology of whistleblower retaliation and the culture of silence around corporate misconduct. Why do groups of people tolerate things they know are wrong? Why do people punish those who sound the alarm, rather than join them in defense of what’s right? 

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