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FCPA Enforcement Against Foreign Companies: Does America Know Best?

CC image courtesy of Intangible Arts FCPA Enforcement Against Foreign Companies: Does America Know Best? by Heather Diefenbach* As the first country to enact an anti-bribery statute for conduct aimed at foreign government officials, the United States has long set the bar for measures against corruption.[1] In 1977, Congress enacted the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act…

Mar 2014

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Russia: Arctic Sun Sets on Greenpeace

CC Image Courtesy of Chesnot Jerome Arctic Sun Sets on Greenpeace by Alex Kerrigan* In the final chapter of Greenpeace’s recent Arctic saga, the Russian Federation has released thirty of the organization’s members, which had been held since mid-September.[1] The release comes after the Russian parliament granted the activists amnesty through a bill passed in…

Jan 2014

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India: Security & Maritime Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction over Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean by Noah Black* I.  Introduction Tom Hank’s bearded mug may be the most recent reminder of piracy for most Americans, but Captain Phillips’s box office take is a secondary concern for U.S. maritime security company AdvanFort. On October 18, India arrested the crew of the security…

Nov 2013