First 2021 Corporate FCPA Case Offers Compliance Reminders

Law360 (July 21, 2021, 5:58 PM EDT) -- The first corporate Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case under President Joe Biden's administration reinforces some well-known risks for companies subject to the FCPA — namely, increased U.S. and international enforcement and cooperation as well as the risks related to public contracting and tenders, the use of third-party agents, successor liability following merger and acquisition activity, and the U.S. authorities' aggressive assertion of jurisdiction in international corruption cases.

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In 2011, Foster Wheeler AG, as it was then known, was a subsidiary of a Swiss-based and Nasdaq-traded company. Foster Wheeler sought to establish a business presence in Brazil's oil and gas...

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