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Introduction

Whatever the legal form of a joint venture, the collaboration and joint participation in the JV’s business objectives can present an enhanced corruption risk. This is because in some circumstances, a company entering into a JV could be criminally liable for the corrupt actions of its JV partner, the JV itself, or third parties

Many companies have made significant donations of funds, goods and services as part of international relief efforts.

These efforts are of course to be applauded, but it is important to be mindful of the bribery and corruption risks presented by charitable donations, particularly in emerging markets, and to take proactive steps to manage legal and

On 14 May 2020, following engagement with the private sector, including UK based insurers, the U.S. Government issued new sanctions guidance for international maritime operators.  The intent of the guidance is to provide those in the maritime industry, energy and metals sectors with further information and tools to counter current and emerging trends related to

A US-based cosmetics company, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Inc. (ELF), has reached a USD 996,080 settlement with the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for importing 156 shipments of false eyelash kits containing materials sourced from North Korea in apparent violation of the North Korea Sanctions Regulations.

The materials were supplied by two of ELF’s China-based