Private Equity Ramps Up FCPA Due Diligence

Law360, New York (September 28, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT) -- Increased enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by U.S. regulators has forced the private fund industry to significantly ramp up its FCPA due diligence and in some cases has led to deals being scrapped because of potential liability.

Several law firm partners who are experts in private funds and the FCPA told Law360 that regulators — specifically the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission — have been scrutinizing private equity mergers and acquisitions for potential violations for more than a year....
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