Global Anticorruption Newsletter

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Global Anticorruption Newsletter

Welcome to the inaugural issue of DLA Piper's Global Anticorruption Newsletter, offering practical guidance on complying with international bribery laws.

In this issue

  • The GDPR's impact on internal investigations
    10 JUL 2018

    The impact of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation on corporate internal investigations and criminal and civil litigation – both within the EU and abroad – has received little attention. Here, we take a look at the GDPR's privacy requirements through the lens of internal investigations and litigation.

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  • International HR and employee discipline issues in FCPA matters
    10 JUL 2018

    Local laws, practices and cultural differences mean that the differences between investigations from one country to another, and the consequences of failing to understand them, can be significant. Here are some of the key considerations for multinational employers when they are conducting cross-border investigations.

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  • Declinations for self-reporting on the rise under FCPA Pilot Program and Corporate Enforcement Policy
    10 JUL 2018

    For years, companies, lawyers, and observers alike have debated whether the possible benefits of self-reporting potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to the US Department of Justice outweighed the risks. The DOJ's recently issued FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy will not settle the debate, but it will certainly require companies and counsel to recalibrate.

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  • Super-apps complicate corporate compliance, pose heightened risks under FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy
    10 JUL 2018

    Consumer and business preferences have for years shifted away from traditional email onto the smartphone, via powerful applications – nicknamed super-apps – that interact to allow seamless interaction between colleagues, customers, suppliers and other business parties. In some jurisdictions, local employees are communicating both business and personal affairs exclusively via such apps – but this conduct presents grave legal, compliance and risk-management challenges.

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  • Lawyers as targets: how attorneys get ensnared in FCPA misconduct
    10 JUL 2018

    The recent prosecutions of veteran lawyers at two multinationals offer a sobering truth: those responsible for protecting their companies from corruption-related risks can be held criminally accountable for their lapses in judgment. Here, we examine the conduct that led to their prosecutions.

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