Corruption has always been an issue when it comes to trading and doing businesses. In the past ten years, not only the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have tremendously increased the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcements but fines, penalties, and enforcement actions of FCPA are at an all-time high due to the widely power of federal prosecutors and certain FCPA provisions remain ambiguous or are broadly interpreted. To avoid violating FCPA, it is important for the worldwide to have full knowledge about this law. In the article, the author first gives introduction to FCPA’s main provisions and the elements. The author then uses three articles to explain how the law applies to different cases. Finally, the author advocates that businesses should establish its own anti-corruption policy and internal compliance program. After all, doing business with integrity is the best way to prevent legal risk.
|Translated title of the contribution||Fighting Cross-Border Corruption and Enforcing Corporate Compliance Program – FCPA and Its Applications|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||21|
|State||Published - Jul 2015|