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Increased collaboration and information sharing between US enforcement agencies and with foreign regulators have made companies more vulnerable than ever to an enforcement action that can implicate a number of criminal and civil statutes. Investigations under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act often center on a company's procurement activities and interactions with third-party business partners.

Most companies understand that FCPA risks are high when using third parties to obtain government contracts -- but the risk does not stop with the FCPA. What if your procurement team receives a friendly “tip” about a competitor's operations, such as its pricing, production capacity, or growth strategy in a region? What if a foreign official provides confidential bid information to your company that helps the company win the work?

*Reproduced with permission. Published June 2019. Copyright © 2019 The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. 800.372.1033. For further use, please visit: http://bna.com.

 

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