How FCPA Applies To Foreign Private Companies

Law360, New York (July 7, 2015, 10:10 AM EDT) -- The indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice of the Federation Internationale de Football Association, located in Switzerland, has attracted renewed interest in the extraterritorial application of U.S. law to foreign corporations. One area of common confusion is the application of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to foreign privately held companies with subsidiaries in the United States. Does the mere fact that the foreign parent has a U.S. subsidiary justify the application of U.S. law to the foreign parent?

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