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When “Not Getting Caught” Is Not Enough: Preventing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations And Liability In International Project Finance, Clinton R. Long Mar 2012

When “Not Getting Caught” Is Not Enough: Preventing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations And Liability In International Project Finance, Clinton R. Long

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Reinhard Siekaczek, a skeptical former accountant of Siemens A.G., expressed little optimism that Siemens’ violations of German law and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act’s (“FCPA”) prohibitions against bribing foreign officials would deter others in a world full of corruption. Siekaczek states, “[p]eople will only say about Siemens that they were unlucky and that they broke the 11th commandment. The 11th commandment is: ‘Don’t get caught.’” At Siemens, Siekaczek participated in large-scale bribery by helping maintain a budget of tens of millions of dollars per year that was dedicated to bribing foreign officials, what one ...


Interstate Comparison - Use Of Contribution Margin In Determination Of Price Fixing, Tsui Tat Chee Apr 2011

Interstate Comparison - Use Of Contribution Margin In Determination Of Price Fixing, Tsui Tat Chee

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For over a century, anti-trust law has been used to maintain an open and fair market economy by preventing monopolies. However, anti-trust law has never precisely defined the term “monopoly”, which makes evaluating the interactions between the prohibition of monopoly and encouraging competition increasingly challenging.

In 2006, the Hong Kong Government appointed Arculli & Associates Solicitor Firm to study issues relating to competition in the auto-fuel retail market in Hong Kong. A test based on contribution margins was recommended, leading to the conclusion that price fixing is not a crime in the industry.

This article examines the problems related to ...