FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 01-03

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 01-03 came from company that, with the assistance of a foreign dealer, submitted a bid to a foreign government for the sale of equipment to the government. The dealer made comments that implied thast dealer would make payments to a government officials for the bid to be accepted. After investigation by

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 03-01

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 03-01 came from a U.S. company looking to purchase another company and its foreign subsidiaries. In the diligence process the requestor found FCPA violations and reported them to the DOJ and SEC. The requestor wanted to stop liability for the past FCPA violations of the target.

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 04-01

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 04-01 came from a U.S. law firm proposing to sponsor, in conjunction with a ministry of the People’s Republic of China, a Comparative Law Seminar on Labor and Employment Law in the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America, to be held in Beijing, China. The stated purpose

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 04-02

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 04-02 came from an investor group of JPMorgan Partners Global Fund, Candover 2001 Fund, 3i Investments plc, who were acquiring certain companies and assets from ABB Ltd.  relating to ABB’s upstream oil, gas, and petrochemical businesses. On July 6, 2004, the DOJ announced guilty pleas to violations of the Foreign Corrupt

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 04-03

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 04-03 came from a U.S. law firm proposing to sponsor a trip to the United States by twelve officials of a ministry of the People’s Republic of China to provide the Ministry officials an opportunity to meet primarily with U.S. public-sector officials to discuss (1) U.S. regulation of employment issues, labor

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 04-04

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 04-04 was requested by a U.S. company proposing to fund a study tour of foreign officials who are members of a committee drafting a new law on mutual insurance, an industry in which the Requestor conducts business. In its request, the Requestor made the following representations: It has no business in

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 06-01

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 06-01 comes from a company wanting to contribute money to a regional customs department or the Ministry of Finance in an African country as part of a pilot project to improve local enforcement of anti-counterfeiting laws. The Requestor seeks to make the monetary contribution to the Counterparty in order for the

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 06-02

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 06-02 comes from a company looking to hire a law firm to help prepare foreign exchange applications and represent the company during the review process. The company plans to take steps to ensure that the law firm does not make any improper payments and to implement a variety of anti-corruption measures.

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 07-01

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 07-01 comes from US company looking to bring delegates from an Asian country to the U.S. an educational and promotional tour of one of the requestor’s U.S. operations sites. The stated purpose of the visit is to familiarize the delegates with the nature and extent of the requestor’s operations and capabilities

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 07-02

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 07-02 comes from a U.S. insurance company regarding the payment of expenses for foreign government officials coming to the U.S. for an educational program. The DOJ found the promotional expenses to fall within the promotional expenses affirmative defense of being reasonable under the circumstances and relate to the promotion, demonstration or