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July 2016 


Compendium Roundup

This month, enforcement actions in the United States based on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) continued withJohnson Controls, Inc. (“Johnson”) agreeing to pay USD 11,800,000 plus prejudgment interest of USD 1,382,561, and civil penalty of USD 1,180,000 to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to resolve allegations that its Chinese subsidiary schemed with a third party to bribe Chinese public officials at shipyards to obtain and retain business and gain personal enrichment.  In another settlement, LAN Airlines (now LATAM Airlines Group)agreed to pay a total of USD 9,437,788 to the SEC and entered into a three-year deferred prosecution agreement, including a criminal fine of USD 12.75 million, with the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to resolve allegations concerning improper payments to consultant totaling more than USD 1.15 million in connection to a scheme to pay bribes to Argentine union officials through a sham consulting agreement.
 
In addition, the U.K. Serious Fraud office (“SFO”) announced a number of ongoing enforcement activities. The SFO charged U.K-based logistics and freight operations companyF.H. Bertling Ltd. and seven of its former and current company executives with making corrupt payments to Angolan state oil company to further its business operations in Angola between January 2005 and December 2006. The SFO also confirmed its ongoing criminal investigation, initiated in March 2016, into activities of Monaco-based oil companyUnaoil S.A.M. in connection to alleged bribery, corruption and money laundering.
 
Visit the TRACE Compendium to view the complete entries, along with oher updates from this month. 


July 2016 Quiz: Are You Up-to-Date on This Month's Anti-Corruption News?

Are you up-to-date on this month's anti-corruption news? Take our quiz below to find out. Better yet, share with your compliance teammates and see how your compliance chops stack up!  
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Featured Resource: Avoiding Trafficked Labor Training 

In observance of the UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, remind your employees of the importance of preventing corruption and labor trafficking in your global supply chain. 

TRACE Avoiding Trafficked Labor online training helps employees and intermediaries comply with trafficking related statutes and regulations and recognize and communicate awareness of human trafficking. The training module is designed to help companies reduce risks of trafficking and forced labor in global supply chains.

TRACE Members have unlimited access to multilingual online training. To learn more about TRACE Online Training or to request a demo, click here
 
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TASA/Member Webinars

TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation®webinars are available to TRACE members at no additional charge. Register for a live webinar or view any recorded webinar in the TRACE Resource Center. For more information, contact info@theTASA.org.  

Upcoming Webinars: 
Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Corruption Compliance – Intersections and Incompatibilities

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Date: 10 August 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST; 2:00 - 3:00 PM GMT

Faculty: Luke Brussel, Global Head of Anti-Corruption Compliance, Vice President, First Data Corporation  

To register for upcoming webinars, click here.  

Interested in taking the TASA accreditation exam? Write toinfo@theTASA.org. to begin the enrollment process and inquire about discounts and credits. 

TRACE Roundtables

Join TRACE in Seattle this month to participate in a high-level discussion on anti-bribery compliance trends and risk management strategies, as well as recent cases, including the Unaoil scandal. 

  Seattle Roundtable
August 17, 2016
Inn at Market
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Space is limited to 20 participants. Attendance is by invitation-only. Registration is limited to one representative per company and is on a first-come, first-served basis.To request an invitation, please write to workshop@TRACEinternational.org.  

TRACE Workshops

TRACE, in partnership with DA-DESK, is pleased to host ananti-bribery workshop scheduled on September 19, 2016 in Dubai. This full day training event will feature compliance executives  from across industries who will discuss enforcement trends, increasing transparency in the supply chain and anti-bribery best practices. The workshop will also include sessions specific to the shipping industry as part of TRACE and DA-DESK Certify the World campaign, which offers a complimentary TRACEcertified due diligencereview to port agents with the aim of increasing transparency in the shipping and maritime industries. 

  Dubai, United Arab Emirates
September 19, 2016
Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
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To register for this event, please send an email including your name, title and company affiliation toworkshop@TRACEinternational.orgRegistration is first come, first served and is limited to two representatives per company. Additional representatives will be added to the waitlist.  


Partner Events


AUGUST

ACCPA Compliance Conference
Hosted by: ACCPA
18-19 August 2016
Nairobi, Kenya
*TRACE representative attending

SEPTEMBER

Canadian Fraud Conference
Hosted by: Association of Certificated Fraud Examiners
11-14 September 2016
Montreal, Canada
*TRACE representative speaking

The International Maritime Human Rights Conference
Hosted by: IMHR
14 September 2016
London, United Kingdom
*TRACE representative speaking

SCCE's Annual Compliance and Ethics Insititute
Hosted by: SCCE
25-28 September 2016
Chicago, IL
*TRACE representative speaking


OCTOBER

Annual Anti Bribery and Corruption Forum
Hosted by: The Financial Crime & Corruption Association
13-14 October 2016
London, United Kingdom
*TRACE Representative Speaking


Collective Action: Evidence, Experience and Impact
Hosted by: Collective Action
21 October 2016
Basel, Switzerland

*To request a meeting with the TRACE representative at any of these events, please write to workshop@TRACEinternational.org.

 
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