Legal and Regulatory

Parsing the differences between the requirements of the U.S. FCPA, the U.K. Bribery Act, and the E.U.’s patchwork of laws can give even the most diligent compliance professional a headache. Ethisphere’s experts are here to help, laying out what the shifting regulatory landscape means in practice for you and your company.

Six Months On, How Did We Manage the Crisis?

By |2020-09-22T14:57:26+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Legal and Regulatory, Risk and Reputation|

Tyler Lawrence: David, thank you so very much for joining me. Back in the spring just as lockdown began, you did an interview with my colleague, Erica Salmon Byrne. You gave some advice for how companies should be activating their crisis response plans to deal with the unprecedented shift to remote work and social ...

How Focusing on Societal and Corporate Values Closes the Circle on Compliance Excellence

By |2020-08-31T18:35:19+00:00August 31st, 2020|***RSS BELA Member, Corporate Culture, Legal and Regulatory, South Asia|

The Third Ring A Simple Description of an Ethical System Compliance tells us what we must do; Ethics tells us what we should do.  I believe that there are three layers to an ethical system and each layer serves a different purpose.  Visualize a target with three rings; the center of the target is labeled ...

A Peek Inside’s Bayer’s Privacy Diary

By |2020-08-27T16:38:57+00:00August 27th, 2020|***RSS BELA Member, Cyber Security, Digital Innovation, Legal and Regulatory, South Asia|

Dear Diary, Today, I found myself asking “how do people really get to me?” Not that I live under a rock, but in the sense, why do I receive so many calls? SMS Messages? Emails? Asking if I would be interested in products and services I’ve never subscribed to! These unprecedented times of COVID-19, have ...

Volkswagen: Managing the Monitorship

By |2020-08-18T16:52:05+00:00August 18th, 2020|Compliance and Ethics, Legal and Regulatory|

Managing a Mammoth Task Volkswagen Group, the German carmaker with 670,000 employees worldwide and brands such as Volkswagen and Audi, is currently in the final stages of its monitorship, imposed by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) to oversee the implementation of new ethics and Dr. Thomas Meiers, Chief Coordinator, Central Coordination Monitor ...

The Must-Have Skills for Compliance Officers

By |2020-08-25T03:01:53+00:00August 7th, 2020|***RSS BELA Member, COVID-19, Legal and Regulatory, South Asia|

Download the full 2020 BELA South Asia Magazine here.  In case you are wondering— in the midst of the COVID-19 situation— that the compliance jobs across the globe may dwindle… you are in for a surprise. Today, the world is in need of compliance officers armed and ready with solutions when businesses resume and seek ...

Lowes India on How the Pandemic will shape PoSH Compliance

By |2020-08-04T18:07:52+00:00August 4th, 2020|***RSS BELA Member, COVID-19, Legal and Regulatory, South Asia|

Laws and practices will have to adapt to the new way of life Due to COVID-19, we are confined in our homes, working from home 24/7, not at our usual workplaces, with no personal interactions with our colleagues! What is the probability of sexual harassment in such a scenario? Is the law applicable in such ...

Marvell: U.S. Gets Tough on China, Makes Things Tough on Tech

By |2020-07-20T14:32:11+00:00July 15th, 2020|Asia-Pacific, Legal and Regulatory|

Amie Rooney, Director Counsel of Ethics & Compliance, Marvell On April 28, 2020, the United States Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) issued an expanded rule under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) that imposed new requirements for exports to China, Russia, and Venezuela. The expanded rule under EAR Section 744.21, ...

Headwinds Fighting Corruption in Latin America

By |2020-07-20T14:38:57+00:00July 14th, 2020|Latin America, Legal and Regulatory|

In today’s environment of emergency government spending and programs, flexibilization of procurement processes and controls, and the sudden and unrehearsed shift to mass remote working in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of fraud and corruption has increased substantially across Latin America. Unfortunately, this situation coincides with troubling anti-corruption enforcement trends in the ...

Can a Party be Excused from Contract Obligations by Citing the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By |2020-07-20T23:13:02+00:00June 9th, 2020|COVID-19, Legal and Regulatory|

Matthew J. Latella Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed COVID-19 as a pandemic. The rapid spread of COVID-19, combined with the impact of various government responses  have caused unprecedented disruptions to business on a global scale, including commercial travel, supply chains, and other commercial operations and relationships. As a result, ...

Continuous Improvement: DOJ Updates Compliance Guidelines

By |2020-07-20T23:14:36+00:00June 4th, 2020|Legal and Regulatory|

Geoff Martin, Litigation and Government Enforcement, Baker McKenzie "One hallmark of an effective compliance program is its capacity to improve and evolve" (DOJ Compliance Program Evaluation Guidelines at Section III. A.) The U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") is following its own advice in maintaining and reviewing its Guidance on Evaluating Corporate Compliance ...

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