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US DOJ Emphasises Importance of Corporate Culture

UK companies should be aware of the increasing focus on corporate culture by regulators on both sides of the Atlantic. By Nathan H. Seltzer, David Berman, Stuart Alford QC, Christopher M. Ting, and Nell Perks In a recent speech that has garnered significant attention, US Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco highlighted several important changes in … Continue Reading

Senior US DOJ Official Sets Forth New Priorities for Pursuing Corporate Crime

The priorities will impact non-US companies who may face a US DOJ with a renewed emphasis on combating corporate crime. By Stuart Alford QC, Nathan H. Seltzer, and Christopher M. Ting In a recent speech that has garnered significant attention, the Deputy Attorney General of the United States, Lisa Monaco, highlighted several important changes regarding … Continue Reading

No-Poach Prosecutions: A Growing Problem for M&A Deal Teams?

M&A deal teams should take note of heightened scrutiny of HR and employment practices by antitrust enforcers in the US and Europe. By Richard Butterwick, David Little, Elizabeth Prewitt, Sarah Gadd, Joshua Chalkley, Anuj Ghai, Catherine Campbell, and Peter Citron No-poach, non-solicitation, and wage-fixing agreements — arrangements between companies seeking to agree wages, or prevent … Continue Reading

No-Poach Prosecutions: A Growing Problem for Private Equity?

Buyout firms and portfolio companies beware increased interest in no-poach and wage-fixing agreements from antitrust enforcers in the US and Europe. By Tom Evans, David Little, David Walker, Elizabeth Prewitt, Sarah Gadd, Joshua Chalkley, Anuj Ghai, Catherine Campbell, and Peter Citron Buyout firms and portfolio companies should take note of heightened scrutiny of HR and employment practices by … Continue Reading

Lessons for UK Companies From US DOJ Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs

The DOJ’s recently updated guidance poses helpful questions for UK corporates evaluating the effectiveness of their internal compliance programmes. By Stuart Alford QC, Erin Brown Jones, and Nathan H. Seltzer It is well known that a corporate’s failure to prevent offences can be answered with a defence of “adequate procedures” in a case of bribery … Continue Reading
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