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The US Department of Justice and the Securities & Exchange Commission last week issued their long-awaited Resources Guide to foreign bribery, investigations and prosecutions under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Key messages for Australian companies, directors and executives are:
The US has made it clear that if criminal foreign bribery prosecutions are commenced, it means jail for individuals involved in the conduct.
Australian companies should review and update their compliance programs to ensure they are consistent with the criteria outlined in the Guide.
Foreign Bribery Update
With significant regulatory change coming into effect the spotlight is staying firmly on
culture, ethics and regulatory compliance. An organisation’s social licence to operate
remains a priority...
Updated article: originally published as 'review of the regulatory and tax landscape for foreign investors.'
With the introduction of the new Regulator, we can expect an increased focus on compliance with water laws in NSW.