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Global Compliance Concerns Carry Over Into the New Year

Posted in Around the World, In the House, In the News, In-House Practice

Last fall, the US Department of Justice and Security and Exchange Commission released new guidelines to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office unveiled revisions to the UK Bribery Act policies, giving corporate lawyers plenty to mull over within their departments. These two documents provide guidance and regulation for issues… Continue Reading

The New “Brazilian Way”: Doing Business in Brazil

Posted in Annual Meeting 2012, Around the World, In the House, In-House Practice

Guest Blogger: Tiffani Alexander is managing editor of the ACC Docket, the award-winning journal of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). She earned her BA in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has a MA in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago. Tiffani can be contacted at Alexander@acc.com. As… Continue Reading

Managed Justice: Why the Trial of Gu Kailai Matters to Foreign Corporations in China

Posted in Around the World, In the House, In-House Practice

Guest Blogger: James Zimmerman is an American lawyer living and working in China since 1998, and the author of the China Law Deskbook (American Bar Association, 3rd Ed. 2010). It came as no surprise when, on Aug. 20, 2012, Gu Kailai, the wife of ousted Communist Party official Bo Xilai was found guilty of murdering… Continue Reading

Increased Politicization of China’s Legal System

Posted in Around the World

Guest Blogger: James Zimmerman is an American lawyer living and working in China since 1998 and the author of the China Law Deskbook (American Bar Association, 3rd Ed. 2010). The opinions expressed herein are his own. Since the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976, when the legal system all but ceased to exist, China… Continue Reading