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Anti-Corruption West Africa – Request your brochure

April 14th, 2014
in Africa, Anti-Corruption / FCPA, Energy, Legal Conferences, Regulatory Compliance and Trade |

Simply emails us at socialmedia@c5-online.com to receive your free brochure.

 

C5's 3rd Forum on Anti-Corruption West Africa Edition

 

Meet them this June, in Ghana – Keynote and Government Speakers:

• Olaoulo Adegbite, Director of Operations, EFCC (Nigeria)
• Charles Ayamdoo, Director, Anti-Corruption section of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (Ghana)
• Abbia Udofia, Deputy Director of Operations, ICPC (Nigeria) Shannon Bullock, Programme Officer, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (Austria)
• Hon. Aliou Barry, Guinea MP and Member of the Audit Committee of GOPAC
• Samuel de Jaegere, Anti-Corruption Advisor, Regional Office for West and Central Africa, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (Senegal)
• Amos Sakaba, CEO, One Stop Shop Investment Centre (Nigeria)

 

Expert speakers from leading companies across West Africa share their experiences and lessons, including:

• The Anti-Corruption Enforcement Scenario in Nigeria and Ghana: an Address from the Investigators
• Managing the Compliance Department while Developing a Sustainable Corporate Governance Model
• A Practical and Business-Oriented Approach to Risk Management in West Africa to Conduct Third Parties’ Due Diligence and Operate Investments
• Detecting and Mitigating Internal Frauds and Conducting Internal Investigations in a Non-Supporting Environment
• Third-Party Liability: How to Mitigate Your Exposure in case of Your Business Partner’s Wrongdoing

 

Learn how these companies implement compliance requirements in West Africa:

 

ABB (Nigeria) Oando (Nigeria)
Access Bank PLC (Nigeria) Siemens (Nigeria)
Atlantic Energy (Nigeria) Total (Nigeria)
Diageo (Cameroon) UT Bank (Ghana)
Ecobank (Cameroon) Unilever (Nigeria)
Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana) Volta River Authority
Microsoft (Nigeria)

 

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Anti-Corruption West Africa

April 11th, 2014
in Africa, Anti-Corruption / FCPA |

How to benefit from PPPs to strengthen mutual anti-corruption compliance

Complimentary presentation from C5′s 2nd Forum on Anti-Corruption, West Africa Edition

 

Anti-Corruption in West Africa

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Highlights of the presentation:

  • Relevance of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in driving Internal and External Compliance
  • The PPP Scorecard – how effective have these been and why?
  • PPPs Solutions that Work

 

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C5's 3rd Forum on Anti-Corruption West Africa Edition

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What: C5′s Third Forum on Anti-Corruption West Africa Edition

When: 10-11 June, 2014

Where: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra

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Anti-Corruption – Industry News

March 5th, 2014
in Africa, Anti-Corruption / FCPA, Legal Conferences, Litigation, Regulatory Compliance and Trade |

Turkey learns how to fight against corruption from Singapore, By SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ, Posted on Hurriyet Daily News

The number one item on Turkey’s agenda since Dec. 17 are the massive corruption and graft allegations against senior government members, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his family. Four ministers had to resign after prosecutors argued that they had received bribes from an Azeri origin businessman, Reza Zarrab, who was arrested along with the sons of two ex-ministers. [Read More...]

 

EU probes corruption claims at Turkish gov’t agency, Posted on Hurriyet Daily News

The European Commission has launched an investigation into allegations that a Turkish government agency misused EU funds. The probe follows reports in Turkish media of tender-rigging and illegal recruitment at the Centre for EU Education and Youth Programmes in Ankara under former EU minister Egemen Bağış. [Read More...]

 

Are Africa’s politicians value for money? By By Olivier Monnier in Abidjan, Billie Adwoa McTernan in Accra, Monica Mark in Abuja, Jeff Mbanga in Kampala, Patrick Gathara in Nairobi and Crystal Orderson, Posted on the Africa Report

The dusty streets of Ouagadougou teemed with people last August protesting against President Blaise Compaoré’s plans to create a Senate alongside Burkina Faso’s 111 seat National Assembly. One of the demonstrators carried a sign reading: “Some are eating. Others are watching. This is how revolutions are born.” [Read More...]

 

Navigant Expands UK Disputes & Investigations Team, Posted on the Wall Street Journal

Addition of forensic accounting and investigations experts bolsters strong global team. LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 05, 2014– Today, Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced the addition of four senior professionals to its Disputes & Investigations (D&I) practice in London, strengthening its existing team and enhancing the Firm’s presence in the UK.  [Read More...]

 

Corporate Africa ‘at risk from evolving economic crime’, surveys show, Posted on Out-Law.com

Economic crime is continuing to threaten businesses across Africa, with firms at risk of “secondary damage” from fraud and corruption, such as revenue losses and tarnished corporate images, according to two new surveys. [Read More...]

 

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LIFE SCIENCES – WEEKLY INDUSTRY NEWS

January 16th, 2014
in Anti-Corruption / FCPA, Healthcare, Legal Conferences, Litigation, Pharmaceuticals/Biotech/Life Sciences |

Belarus Ambulance Doctors: Underpaid And Overworked, by Vadzim Smok, Posted on BelarusDigest

Leading up to New Year’s Eve and throughout the first week of 2014, employees of the Minsk municipal ambulance service launched a protest. They are demanding a raise in salaries and improved labour conditions. The healthcare sector in Belarus remains financed by the state and has one of the lowest average salary rates of any profession. Among its neighbours, Belarus allocates the smallest portion of its GDP towards healthcare, which has resulted in its gradual decline in recent years. [Read More...]

 

Supreme Court hands Monsanto victory over farmers on GMO seed patents, ability to sue, Posted on RT

The US Supreme Court upheld biotech giant Monsanto’s claims on genetically-engineered seed patents and the company’s ability to sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with Monsanto materials. The high court left intact Monday a federal appeals court decision that threw out a 2011 lawsuit from the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association and over 80 other plaintiffs against Monsanto that sought to challenge the agrochemical company’s aggressive claims on patents of genetically-modified seeds. [Read More...]

 

Sinopharm executives face corruption probe, Posted on BBC News

China’s largest drug distributor Sinopharm has said two of its former senior executives are being investigated over alleged corruption. A former vice president was detained by police last week, while a former general manager is also being probed. Sinopharm is the most high-profile domestic company to feature in China’s crackdown on misconduct in its pharmaceutical sector so far. [Read More...]

 

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Anti-Corruption & Fraud – Industry News

December 18th, 2013
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Spain targets political parties with new anti-corruption law, Posted on Reuters

(Reuters) – Spain’s government proposed a law on Friday to control more tightly the financial activities of political parties, after corruption scandals in recent years involving both left and right. The law will ban legal and corporate entities from making donations to parties, and banks will no longer be allowed to cancel their debts or negotiate with them interest rates that would be below market levels. Donations are currently allowed up to a limit of 100,000 euros a year. [Read More...]

 

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When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Where: Intercontinental Hotel, Madrid

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Anti-Corruption Spain Edition

 

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Anti-Corruption & Fraud – Industry News

December 11th, 2013
in Anti-Corruption / FCPA, Legal Conferences, Litigation, Regulatory Compliance and Trade |

Why Corruption In Spain Is Soaring, by Harrison Jacobs, Posted on Business Insider Australia

Corruption is rising faster in Spain than anywhere except for civil-war-torn Syria, according to Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), published on Tuesday. Spain dropped 10 places to 40 out of 177 in the corruption rankings. Anne Koch, Transparency International’s director for Europe and Central Asia, recently explained Spain’s harsh rating to Reuters: What the economic crisis has done is allow more public debate about corruption … [Read More...]

 

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Twitter chat on International Anti-corruption day

December 6th, 2013
in Anti-Corruption / FCPA |

Monday the 9th of December is International Anti-Corruption day.

C5 Communications alongside the C5 Group of Companies will be hosting a global Twitter chat to answer your questions and discuss pertinent issues in Anti-corruption.

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We invite you to join our Live Twitter Chat with Jonathan Armstrong, Partner at Duane Morris LLP who has extensive experience in handling legal matters in more than 60 countries and advising multinational corporations.

And Kristine Robidoux, Partner at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP who has been involved in major anti-corruption cases.

 The TwitterChat will last for 30 minutes and is a great chance for you to share best practices with your peers as well as hear directly from Jonathan Armstrong & Kristine Robidoux on their extensive experience.

Join us on Monday, December 9 at 5PM GMT for this live Q&A by following the hashtag #C5AntiCorruption.

We’d love to have you involved, commenting, retweeting and adding your experiences to the conversation.

 

#C5AntiCorruption

 

Jonathan Armstrong

@armstrongjp
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Duane Morris, LLP
London, UK
Kristine Robidoux

Partner
Gowling Lafleur, LLP
London, UK

 

 

 

 

Anti-Corruption & Fraud – Weekly Industry News

December 4th, 2013
in Anti-Corruption / FCPA, Legal Conferences, Litigation, Regulatory Compliance and Trade |

Comment: Australia must strike a higher note on anti-corruption, by Fleur Johns and David Hertzberg, Posted on SBS

Australia’s anti-corruption legislative framework is meek compared to the US and the UK, with concerning implications for our global business dealings and diplomatic relations. Renewed claims before the Victorian Supreme Court that Leighton Holdings engaged in corrupt practices, allegedly paying a $42 million kickback to Iraqi officials, have once again called into question the scope and effectiveness of Australia’s anti-corruption laws. [Read More...]

 

Wide-ranging corruption scandal hits Polish ministries, Posted on TheNews.pl

A former deputy minister of the interior in Poland is among a group of officials to have been arrested on bribery charges in the “biggest scandal in the history of Polish kickbacks”. His arrest concerns contracts for the purchase of IT equipment for the ministry of the interior, as well as for the country’s Police Headquarters (KGP). A top official at Poland’s statistical office (GUS) has also been arrested. “This is the biggest scandal in the history of Polish kickbacks,” spokesman for Poland’s anti-corruption unit (CBA) Jacek Dobrzynski told the Gazeta Wyborcza daily. [Read More...]

 

Eastern Partnership: is fighting corruption in eastern europe compromised? By Nienke Palstra, Posted on TransparencyInternational.eu

The European Union summit planned for 28-29 November in Vilnius, Lithuania was supposed to see four eastern European countries embrace a reform process that leads to greater integration with western economies and progress in the fight against corruption. [Read More...]

 

Major UN conference underscores universal stake in ending corruption, Posted on UN News Center

30 November 2013 – The rule of law, governance, profits and livelihoods all suffer from corruption’s corrosive effects, a senior United Nations official said at the conclusion of the world’s largest biennial anti-corruption gathering, which this year took place in Panama City. “We all have a stake in ending corruption,” a declared John Sandage, Director of the Division for Treaty Affairs of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), underscoring that the resolutions passed during the Fifth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption would help lay the groundwork for strengthening partnerships to prevent and combat the scourge. [Read More...]

 

NZ tops Global Anti-Corruption Perceptions Index, Posted on Voxy

The Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin today released its annual Global Corruption Perceptions Index. The Index, which ranks the public sector of 177 countries across the world, has consistently shown New Zealand as a country with a strong reputation for clean government. In 2013, New Zealand ties with Denmark for first place due to strong access to information systems and rules governing the behaviour of those in public positions. [Read More...]

 

Corruption list puts Spain six points lower on scandals, Posted on BBC News

A key global survey of international perceptions of official corruption has put Spain down six points to 40th place after a series of recent scandals. Only Syria, in the middle of a civil war, lost more points in the survey, carried out by the Berlin-based Transparency International. The list of 177 countries put Denmark and New Zealand top with 91 out of 100. The UK is ranked in 14th place, up from 17 last year, with a score of 76 points out of 100. [Read More...]

 

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Life Sciences – Weekly Industry News

November 28th, 2013
in Anti-Corruption / FCPA, Intellectual Property, Legal Conferences, Litigation, Pharmaceuticals/Biotech/Life Sciences, Regulatory Compliance and Trade |

(BW) Teva and Mylan Settle Copaxone(R) Patent Litigation in France, the UK and the Netherlands, Posted on The Wall Street Journal

JERUSALEM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 25, 2013–  Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA) and Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ:MYL) today announce that certain of their affiliates have agreed to settle and dismiss pending patent litigation involving Copaxone(R) (glatiramer acetate) in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and France relating to non-infringement and the validity of European Patent 0,762,888, which expires in May 2015. The terms of the settlement are confidential. [Read More...]

 

A Myriad of Tips on Biotech Patent Prosecution, By Dolly J. Krishnaswamy, Posted on IPWatchDog

“It’s never good news when your area of the law is on 60 minutes,” says Courtenay Brinckerhoff, partner at Foley & Lardner LLP at the 2013 AIPLA Annual Meeting. It’s no secret that the Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics case had more than its fair share of media buzz. The decision, holding that isolated DNA was not patent eligible, left many of us wondering how to best address the needs of our biotech clients going forward. [Read More...]

 

Invitae Responds to Myriad Genetics Lawsuit, Posted on 4-traders

Invitae Corporation, a genetic diagnostics company, today announced that it plans to defend its right to provide naturally occurring genetic information and services to physicians for their cancer patients through its genetic testing services. Invitae has been named a defendant in a lawsuit filed by Myriad Genetics, Inc. regarding Invitae’s BRCA and MUTYH genetic tests. Invitae disagrees with the allegations of the lawsuit and plans to vigorously defend itself against the lawsuit, which it believes has no merit. [Read More...]

 

Biosimilars Market Product [Recombinant Non-Glycosylated Proteins (Insulin, Filgrastim, Somatropin), Glycosylated (Monoclonal Antibodies, Erythropoietin), Peptides (Glucagon, Calcitonin)] & Application (Oncology, Blood Disorders) – Global Forecast to 2018, Posted on The Sacramento Bee

The biosimilar products market is segmented into recombinant non-glycosylated proteins, recombinant glycosylated proteins, and recombinant peptides. The recombinant non-glycosylated proteins market is further segmented as insulin, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), interferons, and human growth hormone; whereas the recombinant glycosylated proteins market is further broken down into erythropoietin, monoclonal antibodies, and follitropin. Calcitonin and glucagon are considered in the recombinant peptides market. [Read More...]

 

Biocon, Mylam get approval for biosimilar of cancer drug Herceptin, By C.H. Unnikrishnan, Posted on Live Mint

Mumbai: Biocon Ltd said on Tuesday that the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given it permission to sell a biological copy of Herceptin, the world’s best-selling breast cancer drug. The biosimilar trastuzumab, a biological copy of Herceptin, was developed jointly by Biocon and US generic drug maker Mylan Inc., and will be sold in India under the brand name Canmab, Biocon said in a statement on Tuesday. It will be available in India by the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014. [Read More...]

 

 

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November 27th, 2013
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Officials, others held in Poland over corruption, Posted on Boston.com

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Eighteen people including current and former state officials were detained in Poland on Tuesday on suspicion of large-scale corruption, investigators said. The detentions are a blow to the government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk, which is seeking to improve its image halfway through its second term. A government reshuffle is expected Wednesday. [Read More...]

Romania, Moldova strengthen anti-corruption efforts, By Paul Ciocoiu, Posted on Southeast European Times

Moldova and Romania are strengthening co-operation against corruption to help the former Soviet republic in its EU accession process. Romania’s National Anticorruption Department and Moldova’s National Anticorruption Centre (CNA) ran a joint anti-corruption operation last month, arresting more than 50 customs officials and border police officers on both sides. Authorities and experts say the operation was the largest joint anti-corruption action so far between the two countries and that professionals on both sides have intensified co-operation, exchanging information and experience. [Read More...]

 

Qld govt sacks anti-corruption committee, By Stephanie Smail, Posted on ABC News

In the final hours of the parliamentary year, the Queensland Government sacked the entire committee that oversees the state’s corruption watchdog. It follows a bitter dispute between the Government and the committee after the committee questioned the independence of the Crime and Misconduct Commission boss, who has publicly backed Queensland’s tough new anti-bikie laws. [Listen to the audio file]

 

OECD Draws on Siemens Corruption Experience With Force Head, By Alex Webb, Posted on Bloomberg Business Week

Siemens AG (SIE)’s Klaus Moosmayer has been appointed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s business advisory committee as its anti-corruption taskforce head, drawing on the German company’s experience fighting graft. Moosmayer, Siemens’s chief counsel for compliance issues since 2010, will co-ordinate the Business and Industry Advisory Committee’s efforts to tackle corruption, the Munich-based company said in a statement. He was first given a role tackling sleaze at Europe’s largest engineering company in 2007, the same year a new chief executive officer was hired to clean up after a bribery scandal. [Read More...]

 

‘Mega corruption network’, Posted on PressEurop

three-year investigation conducted by the Central Anti-corruption Bureau (CBA) and international police forces has revealed a gigantic network of corruption, including slush funds used by several international IT firms to bribe ministry officials responsible for awarding IT tenders, reports Rzeczpospolita. [Read More...]

 

 

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