Welcome to Baker McKenzie’s Suspension & Debarment Corner. Here you will find the latest information, trends and enforcement actions related to government procurement, including suspension and debarment, bid protests, False Claims Act defense and related topics. Calling upon our deep bench of 4000+ lawyers and legal professionals worldwide, we will occasionally call upon guest practitioners to write about related topics including white collar criminal convictions or civil judgments relating to fraud, antitrust violations, theft, bribery, and tax evasion. Readers can expect to find practical guidance and tips for compliance with public procurement policies as well as best practices for managing allegations of misconduct.
Demonstrating trade secret misappropriation in a civil case often turns on the IP owner’s ability to show that it has a protectable trade secret. Yet in the criminal context, the US Government has taken the position that it can establish attempted trade secret theft irrespective of such a showing. In…
Announcement of Policy Revisions Reflects a More Practical, Flexible Enforcement Approach The US Justice Department has adjusted its approach to holding individuals, and not only corporations, responsible for improper conduct. In remarks at the ACI’s FCPA conference on November 29, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein softened the DOJ’s formal policy…
Following the success of the Global Corporate Liability and Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws handbooks and websites, Baker McKenzie’s Compliance & Investigations group announced the launch of the corresponding mobile applications.
Baker McKenzie Toronto hosted an event to discuss legal and policy issues relating to the introduction of Deferred Prosecution Agreements in Canada. Here are the key takeaways.
The Canadian government has announced the results of its public consultation on corporate criminal wrongdoing and enforcement and a majority of participants in the consultation process favoured the implementation of a deferred prosecution agreements.
This post provides a concise overview of the measures taken by the World Bank against corruption and how these measures affect multinational corporations.
France adopted its new Law on Transparency, the Fight against Corruption and Modernization of Economic Life which will bring France’s anti-corruption regime up to the highest European and international standards in its fight against corruption.
The Supreme Court of Canada held that the World Bank Group cannot be compelled to turn over volumes of investigation materials in a Canadian prosecution.