FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 1998-2

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 1998-2 came from a U.S. company submitting a bid to a foreign government-owned entity to sell and service a certain military training program. In connection with its bid, the Requestor intends to enter into several agreements with a privately-held company in the same foreign country. These agreements include a Settlement Agreement

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 2000 – 01

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 2000 – 01 came from a U.S. law firm and a foreign partner of Requestor, (1) who has been appointed to a high-ranking position in the government of a foreign country. The Foreign Government Official has taken a leave of absence from the law firm who proposes to make some payments

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 2001-01

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 2001-01 came from a U.S. company planning to enter into a 50/50 joint venture with a French company. Some fo the contracts to be contributed by the French company predate the French Law No. 2000-595 Against Corrupt Practices. The French company represented to the Requestor that none of the contracts and

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 01-02

FCPA Opinion Procedure Release 01-02 came from a joint venture between a U.S. company and a foregin company looking to engage in a business relationship with foreign company’s government. The requestors, as well as the chairman of the foreign company himself, signed the FCPA opinion request and represented, among other things, that: The foreign company’s

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