Financial Regulatory Forum

Corporate investigations are getting riskier and more difficult, experts say

May 29, 2012

By Stuart Gittleman

NEW YORK, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) – U.S. corporate officers and directors are increasingly concerned over the business and legal challenges their entities face from potential securities enforcement and criminal probes, lawyers and corporate officers are saying.

Wal-Mart bribery scandal seen undermining effort to soften U.S. anti-corruption statute

May 2, 2012

By Brett Wolf

ST. LOUIS, May 2 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) – News that Wal-Mart may have tried to cover up bribes paid by its Mexico unit will make it difficult for Congress to weaken an anti-bribery statute loathed by the U.S. business community, at least in the short term, sources say.

COLUMN – UK Bribery Act guidelines: has the lobbying worked?

April 5, 2011

By Helen Parry,   senior regulatory intelligence expert, Complinet. The views expressed are her own.

ANALYSIS-Companies could get caught in Asia as corruption rules tighten

January 21, 2011

By Rachel Armstrong

SINGAPORE, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Multinational firms trying to get a bigger piece of the Asia growth story face a rising risk of becoming embroiled in corruption scandals unless they enforce stricter compliance norms and new regulations.

ANALYSIS-Cocktails and wiretaps signal new anti-bribery era

April 5, 2010

By Dan Margolies

WASHINGTON, April 5 (Reuters) – When 17 employees of a dozen or so small and mid-size companies gathered for a cocktail reception last year at Clyde’s restaurant in Washington, D.C., they toasted what they thought was the imminent completion of a $15 million arms deal to outfit the presidential guard of an African country.