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Independence Day: The Separate and Equal Compliance Department

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The question of where a compliance department should reside within the corporate configuration is getting significant attention by companies and commentators alike. Indeed, news...

Study: Disclosing Internal Control Weaknesses May Backfire

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SEC officials have expressed concern that companies are not properly identifying and disclosing material weaknesses in internal controls, and that such weaknesses are too...

PEMEX issues guiding document requiring contributions to the Support Program for Communities and the...

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The PACMA is a group of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental care projects, works and actions, to promote sustainable development, as well as...

How to keep your Internal Investigation under Control

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In an unlikely "about-face" from years of prior practice, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission recently publicly cautioned companies...

Deferred Prosecution: Why Canada should adopt the U.K. Judicial Model

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Over the past weeks there has been a lively debate in Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, about the efficacy of so-called deferred...

TRACE Report: The rest of the world outpaced U.S. corruption enforcement actions for the...

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In a noteworthy trend picked-up by Trace International’s Global Enforcement Report, in 2014 non-U.S. enforcement actions concerning bribery of foreign officials outpaced U.S. enforcement actions...

Compliance Trends around the World – 10 Questions for the Compliance Heads of Baker...

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We asked Mini vandePol (Head of the Baker & McKenzie Global and Asia-Pacific Compliance Practice Group), Joan Meyer (Head of the North American Compliance...

U.S. Government Removes Cuba From State Sponsors of Terrorism List

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On May 29, 2015, the U.S. Government announced Cuba’s removal from the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism (the “SST List”), five months after...

Penalties that do not Punish: Administrative Monetary Penalties under the Canadian Anti Spam Legislation

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University of Toronto philosophy professor Joseph Heath argues for a reinstatement of rationality in social and political discourse in his new book, Enlightenment 2.0....

US Government Authorizes Transactions Related to Personal Communications Over the Internet for Crimea and...

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On May 22, 2015, the US Government relaxed certain export and reexport controls imposed under US sanctions targeting the Crimea region of Ukraine (“Crimea”)....
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