The Man From FCPA is a blog about enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery statutes around the world, written primarily by Compliance Week columnist Tom Fox plus other occasional contributors. Fox is now an independent consultant assisting companies with FCPA and compliance issues, after many years as in-house counsel and outside counsel on anti-bribery and corruption issues. Fox also hosts a weekly podcast, “The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report,” and writes an in-depth monthly column for Compliance Week as well.
What does the Romanian people's revolt against igovernment's proposal to decriminalize bribery and corruption within the country mean on a larger scale? The Man From FCPA Tom Fox says they have earned the right to say to Washington: “the whole world is watching.”
Tom Foxhas the details on the arrest of Eike Batista, once the wealthiest man in Brazil, who stands accused of paying significant bribes to the former governor of Rio de Janeiro state as part of the country’s landmark investigation into bid-rigging at state-controlled oil company Petrobras.
Tom Foxexplores the ethical implications of hosted hunting trips and specifically the case of Fredrik Lundberg, chairman of Sweden-based Industrivarden, and Anders Borg, the former finance minister of that country, who was given just such a trip by Lundberg.