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Compendium Roundup: February 2017
March 1 2017

“This month, the UK Serious Fraud Office announced its investigation into ABB Ltd for suspected bribery and corruption related to Unaoil S.A.M. The Canadian corruption case against SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. ended this month after the prosecution...

Profiles in Kleptocracy – Hugo Chávez
February 28 2017

“He came to power as a populist, on promises to work for the people who catapulted him into the presidency. And he did—creating programs to feed and pension the poor. But he also swept aside established norms, ignored aspects of the...

February 2017 Quiz: Are You Up-to-Date on This Month’s Anti-Corruption News?
February 28 2017

“How closely have you been following the latest developments in the world of anti-bribery compliance? Are you up-to-date on the latest news? Take our quiz below to find out!

Anti-corruption Protest in Romania
February 21 2017

“Compliance Champion Spotlight
What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and raising the standards of anti-bribery compliance. TRACE Trends will include posts featuring...

New Law in Mexico Requires the President (Among Others) to Make His Tax Returns Public
February 14 2017

“Anti-bribery compliance in Mexico is undergoing a change: anew Anticorruption Law will go into effect in July 2017 requiring, among other things, that the country’s President publically disclose his tax returns.
TRACE recently hosted...

Corporate Responsibility in the Absence of the SEC’s Resource Extraction Disclosure Rules
February 7 2017

“Last Friday, President Trump signed an executive order mandating a broad review of financial regulations in light of seven “core principles,” thereby laying the groundwork for an anticipated rollback of at least some portion of...

Compendium Roundup: January 2017
February 1 2017

“This month, a number of enforcement actions were announced, with General Cable Corporation, Mondelēz International, Inc., Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. and Orthofix International N.V. all settling allegations byU.S. Department of Justice...

Profiles in Kleptocracy – The Obiang Family
January 31 2017

“Inside a Paris mansion worth almost US $180 million, you could find a hair salon, two gyms, a cinema and a Turkish bath. The bathrooms had gold- and jewel-encrusted taps. The furniture in the mansion was worth at least US $50 million, and the art...

January 2017 Quiz: Are You Up-to-Date on This Month’s Anti-Corruption News?
January 30 2017

“There were many developments this month in the world of anti-bribery compliance. Are you up-to-date on the latest news? Take our quiz below to find out. Better yet, share with your compliance teammates and see how your compliance chops stack up!...

Protection of Whistleblowers in Rwanda
January 24 2017

“Compliance Champion Spotlight
What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and raising the standards of anti-bribery compliance. TRACE Trends will include posts featuring...