December 2017

CLIENT ALERT | USA | DOJ Issues New FCPA Policy Offering Incentives to Encourage Disclosure of Foreign Bribery and Corruption Misconduct

By Rohan A. Virginkar, David W. Simon, Jaime B. Guerrero, John E. Turlais, and Hayley K. Wells

On November 29, 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was issuing a new enforcement policy covering its enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The new “FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy” formalizes prior internal guidance and makes permanent aspects of the DOJ’s 2016 “pilot program” for corporate… Read more »

CLIENT ALERT | USA | DOJ Issues New FCPA Policy Offering Incentives to Encourage Disclosure of Foreign Bribery and Corruption Misconduct

October 2017

NEWS | USA | 6th ROXIN Alliance Annual Meeting in Chicago

International Investigations, Government Enforcement & Compliance Symposium Foley & Lardner LLP’s David Simon and John Turlais, in conjunction with the ROXIN Alliance – a network of international business crimes and compliance attorneys, professionals, and academics – hosted a distinctive international symposium to address the complex issues that arise in today’s global enforcement environment. More than… Read more »

September 2017

CLIENT ALERT | GER | Jones Day Dawn Raid vs. Attorney-Client Privilege

by Dr. Oliver Sahan and Dr. Andreas Minkoff

Key Points: Investigators searched Jones Day to seize documents related to the law firm’s internal investigation of Volkswagen. In principle, the German ciminal procedure law does protect the attoney-client privilege. According to some authorities and courts, however, representatives of companies do not enjoy the privilege if criminal proceedings are being conducted against individual employees. Companies… Read more »

September 2017

CLIENT ALERT | FRA | The French Anticorruption Agency (AFA) explained (Sapin 2)

by Stéphane de Navacelle

Key Points: The French Anticorruption Agency (AFA), created by the Sapin 2 law, replaces the Central Service of Corruption Prevention (SCPC). The decree published on March 16, 2017 provides for the roles and responsibilities of the Agency which will comprise of a Strategic Committee, Control and expertise units and a Sanctions’ Committee. The AFA will… Read more »

November 2016

NEWS | NOR | New Alliance Member from Norway

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new individual member from Norway – Mr Thomas Brandi to the Roxin Alliance. He is a partner at Advokatfirmaet Selmer (Selmer). With Mr Brandi joining the Alliance, our collective expertise in white-collar crime will now extend to over 39 jurisdictions across the world. Mr… Read more »

August 2016

NEWS | ROU | New Alliance Member from Romania

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from Romania - Mare? / Danilescu / Mare? to the Roxin Alliance

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from Romania –  Mare? / Danilescu / Mare? to the Roxin Alliance. With Mare? / Danilescu / Mare? joining the Alliance, our collective expertise in white collar crime will now extend to over 38 jurisdictions across the world. Established in… Read more »

May 2016

NEWS | GER | The US FCPA – Challenges and best practices for German corporations

ROXIN Rechtsanwaelte LLP in conjunction with Foley & Lardner LLP is hosting ROXIN Alliance lecture on "The US FCPA - Challenges and best practices for German corporations" at its Munich office on 20th May 2016

The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has redefined the anti-bribery compliance function for multinational corporations across the world. The extraterritoral applicability of the legislation along with the rather aggressive enforcement by US authorities has mandated that corporations keep themselves abreast with developments. The keynote speaker will be Mr. David W. Simon, who is a… Read more »

May 2016

NEWS | AUT | 1st European Meeting of the ROXIN Alliance

The 1st European Meeting of the Roxin Alliance will be held on Friday, 3rd June 2016 at the offices of our Austrian member – Dietrich Rechtsanwälte GmbH in Vienna, Austria

The 1st European Meeting of the Roxin Alliance will be held on Friday, 3rd June 2016 at the offices of our Austrian member – Dietrich Rechtsanwälte GmbH in Vienna, Austria. The single day conference will have in attendance European members of the Roxin Alliance representing over 15 countries. The caucus will be discussing developments in… Read more »

March 2016

CLIENT ALERT | USA | Evolving FCPA Enforcement Strategy – U.S. Regulators Are Talking; Are You Listening?

by David W. Simon and John E. Turlais

Key takeaways: The so-called Yates Memorandum directs that a) line prosecutors focus on individuals when investigating allegations of corporate misconduct; b) DOJ’s awarding of “cooperation credit” should be based on how companies respond to allegations of wrongdoing. SEC will “pursue even the smallest infractions” in order to foster a culture of legal compliance. Regulators will… Read more »

CLIENT ALERT | USA | Evolving FCPA Enforcement Strategy – U.S. Regulators Are Talking; Are You Listening?

January 2016

CLIENT ALERT | UK | Negotiated Settlements for Corruption Offences: Position in the UK

by Alan Bacarese

Key Points:  In the UK, so-called Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) replaced the self-reporting procedures for companies in 2014 which apply to economic crimes committed by companies; Deferred Prosecution Agreements take the form of a statement of facts (which give particulars of offence and include details of financial gain or loss) and agreed terms (whilst fact… Read more »

December 2015

NEWS | NED | New Alliance Member from the Netherlands

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from the Netherlands JahaeRaymakers to the Roxin Alliance

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from the Netherlands JahaeRaymakers to the Roxin Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honour and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white collar crime practitioners from across the world, the Alliance will… Read more »

December 2015

NEWS | FRA | New Alliance Member from France

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from France, the law firm Navacelle to the Roxin Alliance

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from France, the law firm Navacelle to the Roxin Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honour and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white collar crime practitioners from across the world, the… Read more »

November 2015

NEWS | BRA | Fourth Roxin Alliance Annual Meeting

The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Roxin Alliance was hosted by the Alliance’s Brazilian Member – Feldens Madruga in Brasilia, Brazil from the 18th-20th of November 2015. The 3 day event was held at the offices of Feldens Madruga, with over 40 participants representing 15 countries

The key note address was delivered by former Colombian minister and noted professor – Dr. Fernando Cepeda Ulloa. Dr. Cepeda, addressed the gathering on “the evolution of corruption towards organised crime in Colombia.” The first day of the Annual Meeting was attended by leading Brazillian law firms and multinational companies, and focussed on the themes… Read more »

October 2015

CLIENT ALERT | KOR | Major Anti-Bribery Legislation, the “Kim Young-ran Law”, passed by the National Assembly

by Scott Sung-Kyu Lee

Key Takeaways  New Anti-Bribery legislation passed by the Korean National Assembly to come into force in September 2016. Scope of corporate criminal liability enhanced to include bribes paid by employees. Definition of the public official expanded to include employees of private schools, members of the media who are registered under Korean law, and “civilians who… Read more »

September 2015

CLIENT ALERT | BRA | The Brazilian Clean Companies Act

by Antenor Madruga, Ana Belotto and Mariana Tumbiolo

Key Takeaways Brazil’s ‘Clean Companies Act’ seeks to impose civil and administrative liability on legal entities engaging in acts of corruption. Acts of employees, agents and representatives can make a legal entity liable (strict liability) even if such acts are not institutional or authorised. Administrative penalties of up to 20% of gross revenues may be… Read more »

August 2015

CLIENT ALERT | ESP | Criminal liability exemption of legal persons under the amdended Spanish penal code

by Olga Fraga

Key Takeaways This amendment to the Spanish Penal Code introduces an exemption from the criminal liability for those companies which implement an organisation and management model for the prevention of criminal misconduct (compliance program). The establishment of criminal compliance programs will henceforth be the only means of exculpation from criminal liability for companies. Any criminal… Read more »

July 2015

CLIENT ALERT | COL | Colombian Congress discussing draft law on transnational bribery

by Franco Contreras

Key Takeaways New Colombian draft law proposes to impose severe administrative sanctions on companies that engage in transnational bribery. The new legal framework applies both to Colombian subsidiaries and branches of multinational companies. Administrative fines can be imposed up to USD 50 Million. Companies may be liable to have imposed on them the “inability for… Read more »

June 2015

CLIENT ALERT | POL | Changes in the Polish criminal law – potential impact on prosecution of companies and white collar crime matters

by Jan Jobs

Changes in the Polish criminal law – potential impact on prosecution of companies and white collar crime matters Changes to the national criminal law regulations (effective as of the 1st of July 2015) could result in an increased risk of direct prosecution of corporations in Poland, with harsher penalties. Under the amended criminal law regulations,… Read more »

March 2015

NEWS | IND | INTERVIEW – Bribery and Compliance in India: Know the Challenge and Prepare for It

Interviewer: Richard Bistrong

Interviewer Richard Bistrong: Here you can find his blog. Today I welcome Sherbir Panag, for another post in my series of  country discussions, where we will address Bribery and Anti-Bribery Compliance in India. As a forward, this was an interesting engagement, as it provided me with a opportunity  to ask questions pertaining to the procurement environment in India, as… Read more »

February 2015

NEWS | SUI | New Alliance Member from Switzerland

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member Stream House AG to the Roxin Alliance

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member Stream House AG to the Roxin Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honour and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white collar crime practitioners from across the world, the Alliance will now… Read more »

November 2014

NEWS | IND | Third Roxin Alliance Annual Meeting

The Third Annual Meeting of the Roxin Alliance was hosted by the Alliance’s India Member – MZM Legal in Mumbai, India from the 19th-21st of November 2014. The 3 day event was held at The Oberoi, Mumbai. Over 40 members, guests and delegates from 15 countries were in attendance

The first day of the Annual Meeting began with a networking session after which the Meeting was opened Dr. Karl Sidhu and Mr. Zulfiquar Memon, Directors of the Roxin Alliance. The keynote address of the Annual Meeting was delivered by Mr. Majeed Memon, Senior Advocate and Member of the Indian Parliament’s upper house – who… Read more »

August 2014

NEWS | UK | New Alliance Member from the United Kingdom

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome Mr Alan Bacarese to the Roxin Alliance

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome Mr Alan Bacarese to the Roxin Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honour and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white-collar crime practitioners from across the world; the Roxin Alliance’s global footprint now extends to the… Read more »

August 2014

NEWS | USA | Institutional Integrity Workshop Series

The Carol & Lawrence Zicklin Center alongside the Roxin Alliance and the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency convened two, day long workshops in Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

The Carol & Lawrence Zicklin Center alongside the Roxin Alliance and the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency convened two, day long workshops in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. The invitation only workshops brought together leading academics, legal practitioners and professionals from diverse fields to address contemporary issues on institutional and global integrity faced by international organisations.… Read more »

July 2014

NEWS | EST | New Alliance Member from the Baltics

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from the Baltics to the Roxin Alliance

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from the Baltics to the Roxin Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honour and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white collar crime practitioners from across the world, the Roxin Alliance’s global… Read more »

April 2014

NEWS | HRV | New Alliance Member from Croatia

It is a great pleasure for us to welcome our new corporate member from Croatia to the ROXIN Alliance

It is a great pleasure for us to welcome our new corporate member from Croatia to the ROXIN Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honor and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white collar crime practitioners from across the world, the ROXIN Alliance’s global footprint now extends to… Read more »

February 2014

NEWS | EGY | New Alliance Member from Egypt

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new academic and individual members from Egypt to the ROXIN Alliance

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new academic and individual members from Egypt to the ROXIN Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honor and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white-collar crime practitioners and academics from across the world, the ROXIN… Read more »

February 2014

NEWS | SRB | Serbia Press Release

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from Serbia to the ROXIN Alliance

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from Serbia to the ROXIN Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honor and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white collar crime practitioners from across the world, the ROXIN Alliance’s global footprint… Read more »

September 2013

NEWS | DEU | Second ROXIN Alliance Annual Meeting

The Second Annual Meeting of the Roxin Alliance was hosted by Roxin Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich, Germany from the 12th - 13th of September 2013

The Second Annual Meeting of the Roxin Alliance was hosted by Roxin Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich, Germany from the 12th – 13th  of September 2013. The 3 day event was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Munich. Members and guests from over 15 countries with close to 30 delegates were in attendance at the Meeting.… Read more »

September 2013

NEWS | DEU | ROXIN Alliance Annual Meeting 2013

Hotel Mandarin Oriental, München

Zweites jährliches Treffen der Mitglieder der ROXIN Alliance mit Vorträgen von Wirtschaftsstrafrechtsexperten aus 14 Ländern zum Veranstaltungsthema „Transational Internal Investigations – Enabling Business thorugh Compliance.“ Beginn: 9.30 Uhr Veranstaltungsort: Hotel Mandarin Oriental, Neuturmstraße 1, 80331 München. Für eine Anmeldung oder weitere Informationen erreichen Sie uns unter Kontakt.

September 2013

NEWS | DEU | Compliance in India Conference hosted by ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP and Zirngibl Langwieser

ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP and Zirngibl Langwieser hosted a conference on ‘Compliance in India’ on the 11th of September 2013 in Munich, Germany

ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP and Zirngibl Langwieser hosted a conference on ‘Compliance in India’ on the 11th of September 2013 in Munich, Germany. The conference was hosted at the offices of Zirngibl Langwieser and was attended by over 35 representatives from leading German companies. Dr. Thomas Zwissler, Partner – Zirngibl Langwieser, opened the evening with a… Read more »

July 2013

NEWS | MEX | Roxin Alliance undertakes public compliance mandate in Mexico

The ROXIN Alliance has undertaken a public compliance mandate to create an anti-corruption compliance framework in Zapopan, Mexico

The ROXIN Alliance has undertaken a public compliance mandate to create an anti-corruption compliance framework in Zapopan, Mexico. Transparency International statistics have shown that corruption levels in Mexico have steadily increased since 2010 and that Mexico ranks first among all assessed countries by the OECD regarding perceived levels of corruption, leaving no doubt that corruption… Read more »

July 2013

NEWS | DEU | Director Sidhu and Mr. Panag visit the Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Commerce

ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP attended a conference organized by the Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Commerce in Mannheim, Germany on the 3rd of July 2013

ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP attended a conference organized by the Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Commerce in Mannheim, Germany on the 3rd of July 2013. ROXIN was represented by Dr. Karl Sidhu (Partner) and Mr. Sherbir Panag (Coordinator – ROXIN Alliance) where they spoke about ‘Legal Security in India’ and the challenges faced by foreign companies operating in… Read more »

June 2013

NEWS | DEU | ROXIN co-hosts the III. International Symposium for Young Penalists

The ROXIN Alliance co-hosted the III International Symposium for Young Penalists in collaboration with the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich and the German National Group of the International Association of Penal Law, from the 12th – 14th of June 2013 in Munich, Germany

The ROXIN Alliance co-hosted the III International Symposium for Young Penalists in collaboration with the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich and the German National Group of the International Association of Penal Law, from the 12th – 14th of June 2013 in Munich, Germany. The core theme of the symposium was ‘Corporate Criminal Liability’, which was evaluated… Read more »

April 2013

NEWS | AUT | Director Schemmel speaks at United Nations

The ROXIN Alliance participated at the 22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at the United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes in Vienna, Austria from the 22nd-26th of April 2013

The ROXIN Alliance participated at the 22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at the United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes in Vienna, Austria from the 22nd-26th of April 2013. The Session provided a platform for discussion, presentations and conferences on crime prevention and criminal justice policy, including trafficking of… Read more »

March 2013

NEWS | ARG | Director Schemmel represents the ROXIN Alliance at the German-Argentinean Chamber of Commerce

ROXIN Alliance director and ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP partner Mr Alexander Schemmel along with Mr Axel Blumenberg and Mr Manuel Espinoza de los Monteros de la Parra represented the ROXIN Alliance at a meeting with the German-Argentinean Chamber of Commerce “Deutsche Auslandshandelskammer (AKH)” in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Several joint initiatives were discussed with the Chamber whereby… Read more »

March 2013

NEWS | ARG | ROXIN Alliance meeting of Latin America Members

The Latin American members of the ROXIN Alliance held deliberations in Buenos Aires, Argentina from the 10th – 11th of March 2013.

The Latin American members of the ROXIN Alliance held deliberations in Buenos Aires, Argentina from the 10th – 11th of March 2013. The meeting was attended by ROXIN Alliance members from Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, and was represented by a delegation from ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP, Germany comprising Mr Alexander Schemmel, Mr… Read more »

January 2013

NEWS | DEU | ROXIN Alliance welcomes new Members

The ROXIN Alliance has been working towards strengthening its geographical presence

The ROXIN Alliance has been working towards strengthening its geographical presence. The first phase of this expansion plan was to cover South America and Europe comprehensively. We have been joined by seven new Members, and are extremely honored and privileged to have their association in the Alliance. We would like to welcome the following Individuals… Read more »

January 2013

NEWS | IND | ROXIN Alliance launches – ‘Exchange Program’

In furtherance of discussions held at the First Annual Meeting regarding the establishment of an ‘Exchange Program’ – the same was officially launched in January 2013

In furtherance of discussions held at the First Annual Meeting regarding the establishment of an ‘Exchange Program’ – the same was officially launched in January 2013. Mr Sebastian Lenze from ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP will be working with MZM Legal’s Mumbai office in India for 3 months starting January, while Mr Sherbir Panag of MZM Legal… Read more »

December 2012

NEWS | USA | Director Schemmel represents the ROXIN Alliance at the World Bank

Mr Alexander Schemmel, Director of the ROXIN Alliance along with Mr Andreas Minkoff and Mr Manuel Espinoza de los Monteros de la Parra from ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP attended the Meetings of the ‘Anti Corruption & Governance Working Group’ of the World Bank

Mr Alexander Schemmel, Director of the ROXIN Alliance along with Mr Andreas Minkoff and Mr Manuel Espinoza de los Monteros de la Parra from ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP attended the Meetings of the  ‘Anti Corruption & Governance Working Group’ of the World Bank – Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development at Washington D.C. Mr Schemmel… Read more »

November 2012

NEWS | DEU | Management Circle Intensiv-Seminar „Interne Untersuchungen“

The Westin Grand Frankfurt am Main

Zweitägiges Seminar zum Thema „Interne Untersuchungen“. Referent u.a. Rechtsanwalt Dr. Sascha Süße, ROXIN Hamburg. Beginn: 9.30 Uhr Veranstaltungsort: The Westin Grand Frankfurt, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 7, 60313 Frankfurt a.M. Weitere Informationen unter www.managementcircle.de. Interessenten, die sich direkt über uns anmelden, erhalten 10 % Rabatt auf die Teilnehmergebühr. Konaktieren Sie hierzu unter » Kontakt. Für die Teilnehmer steht im… Read more »

October 2012

NEWS | DEU | Management Circle Intensiv-Seminar „Interne Untersuchungen“

Courtyard by Marriott München

Dreitägiges Seminar zum Thema „Interne Untersuchungen“. Referent u.a. Rechtsanwalt Dr. Sascha Süße, ROXIN Hamburg. Beginn: ab 9.30 Uhr Veranstaltungsort: Courtyard by Marriott München, Orleansstraße 81-83, 81667 München Weitere Informationen unter www.managementcircle.de. Interessenten, die sich direkt über uns anmelden, erhalten 10 % Rabatt auf die Teilnehmergebühr. Konaktieren Sie hierzu unter » Kontakt. Für die Teilnehmer steht im… Read more »

September 2012

NEWS | DEU | Roxin Alliance First Annual Meeting

The First Annual Meeting of the ROXIN Alliance was hosted by ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich, Germany from the 17th -18th of September 2012. The 2 day event was held at the ‘Seehaus’ in the picturesque Englischer Garten

The First Annual Meeting of the ROXIN Alliance was hosted by ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich, Germany from the 17th -18th of September 2012. The 2 day event was held at the ‘Seehaus’ in the picturesque Englischer Garten. Members from over 12 countries with close to 30 delegates were in attendance at the Meeting. The… Read more »

July 2012

NEWS | DEU | ROXIN Alliance appoints new Directors

The ROXIN Alliance has come a long way from its humble beginning in the year 2011.

The ROXIN Alliance has come a long way from its humble beginning in the year 2011. Today we have over 20 members, and are on our way to hosting the First Annual Meeting of the Alliance in September at Munich. The Alliance is fast gaining the reputation of an extremely well established association of white… Read more »

July 2012

NEWS | USA | ROXIN Alliance becomes partner of the World Bank

The ROXIN Alliance has partnered with the World Bank, Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development

The ROXIN Alliance has partnered with the World Bank, Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development. The Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development was established by the World Bank to fill the void of a  permanent global knowledge exchange forum, by providing an innovative and dynamic international system of exchange and knowledge translation. The… Read more »

June 2012

NEWS | IND | ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP sends business delegation to India

In order to further strengthen business ties and relations with MZM Legal in India, ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP sent a delegation comprising of Dr. Karl Sidhu and Mr. Alexander von Saucken to India

In order to further strengthen business ties and relations with MZM Legal in India, ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP sent a delegation comprising of Dr. Karl Sidhu and Mr. Alexander von Saucken to India. The five day summit commencing on the 3rd of June 2012, saw both ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP and MZM Legal discuss the way forward… Read more »