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Inside The “Africa Sting” Trial: Anatomy Of A Failed Prosecution

A guest post today from Eric Bruce, Matthew Menchel and David McGill.  The authors were all trial counsel during the first “Africa Sting” trial in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  Bruce and Menchel are partners at Kobre & Kim LLP and lead their Washington, DC and Miami offices respectively and McGill is an associate in the firm’s

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New public procurement regime introduced

Introduction On February 16 2012 a new law was published in the Federal Law Gazette (2012/10 I). The law comprises: the Federal Act on the Coordination of Procedures for the Award of Contracts in the Fields of Defence and Security (also known as the Defence Procurement Act) (Article 1 of the law); and the 2012 Amendment to

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A Dilemma in Public Procurement Governance: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago

Over the last quarter century, a global revolution of sorts has taken place in the appreciation of the function of procurement within the public sector.  No longer viewed as a transactional, back office function, the highly strategic impact of procurement decision-making on the sustainable growth and development of countries and regional trading blocks is being

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M&A FCPA Compliance Risks

The risk of liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cannot be understated when undertaking corporate merger and acquisition activity. In recent years, pressure to avoid corruptive practices within mergers and acquisitions has heightened, with due diligence becoming imperative for companies undertaking acquisitions outside the U.S. The DOJ’s Criminal Division Presidential Budget Request stated:

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US States Get Corruption Risk Score Card

By Caitlin Ginley The tales are sadly familiar to even the most casual observer of state politics. In Georgia, more than 650 government employees accepted gifts from vendors doing business with the state in 2007 and 2008, clearly violating state ethics law. The last time the state issued a penalty on a vendor was 1999. A North

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White Collar Crime – Germany : Sponsorship and bribery in tri-party relationships

Contributed by CMS Hasche Sigle In October 2011 the Stuttgart Public Prosecutor’s Office filed an indictment against Volkswagen (VW) employees in connection with T-Systems’ sponsorship of the VfL Wolfsburg football club. This has triggered ripples of concern. Employees of carmaker VW, which is the largest employer in Wolfsburg, allegedly refused to extend the contract with

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