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How A Successful Football Organization Can Inform FCPA Compliance In A Business Organization

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Are you ready for some football?

For Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance practitioners, understanding the game is not just a professional diversion, but one that can actually add professional value as well.  The reason is because understanding what makes a football organization successful can also inform FCPA compliance in a business organization.

In the spirit of the season, my article “How a Successful Football Organization Can Inform FCPA Compliance In a Business Organization” highlights four attributes of a successful football organization that can also elevate FCPA compliance in a business organization.

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Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Updates Guidance to Prevent Foreign Bribery

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A guest post from Tokyo-based Latham & Watkins attorneys Kaede Toh and Junyeon Park.

In May 2021, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) revised the Guidelines for the Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials (Guidelines). Although the Guidelines do not impose legal obligations on companies, METI expects each company to create and implement an appropriate compliance system with reference to the Guidelines. The revised Guidelines include detailed guidance on due diligence prior to executing an acquisition or retaining a third-party agent — largely consistent with US government expectations under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) — and urge Japanese companies and global companies with business operations in Japan to prohibit small facilitation payments. Companies that have business operations in Japan should understand and incorporate the most recent changes to the Guidelines into their local company compliance system to the extent appropriate.

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FCPA Flash Podcast – A Conversation With Matthew Galvin Regarding ABInBev’s BrewRight Compliance System

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The FCPA Flash podcast provides in an audio format the same fresh, candid, and informed commentary about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related topics as readers have come to expect from written posts on FCPA Professor.

This FCPA Flash episode is a conversation with Matthew Galvin (Global Vice President, Ethics & Compliance at AB-InBev). During the podcast, Galvin talks about the company’s BrewRight compliance system including: the origins of BrewRight; what BrewRight is; and how it minimizes FCPA (and other) risk. Galvin also discusses whether companies that adopt similar compliance systems should be able to avail themselves of a “compliance defense.”

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What Do These Phrases Even Mean?

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We are all prone to using vague and ambiguous terms or cliches or buzzwords at times.

However, in my opinion, many in the compliance community seem to have developed a vocabulary all of their own that, at first blush, sounds sophisticated but in reality is merely gobbledygook masquerading as expertise.

This recent post by a respected compliance practitioner is a good example.

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