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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Effects of State of Emergency Law in Turkey On Prison Sentences Under Criminal Execution Laws

December 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by ADMD Law Office .

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With the Statutory Decree No.671 dated August 17, 2016, and the recent changes with Regulations No.29987 and No.29824 on Regulation Regarding an Amendment on Placement to Open Punishment Execution Facilities effecting execution of the Law No.5275 on Punishment Execution Law has introduced significant changes.

DOJ Publishes New Evaluation Questionnaire on Compliance Programs

May 2017 - Crime. Legal Developments by ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law .

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United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") published on its website a new guidance paper called "Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs" ("Evaluation") in February 2017. The Evaluation provides insight into how the DOJ evaluates compliance programs by setting forth the questions DOJ frequently uses when deciding on fine mitigation or entering into a plea agreements.

Transparency International Publishes 2016 Corruption Barometer for Europe and Central Asia

November 2016 - Crime. Legal Developments by ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law .

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Transparency International ("TI") has published its regional Corruption Barometer for Europe and Central Asia ("Report") on 16 November 2016.

Recent Developments in the Anti-Corruption Regulations in France and Germany

November 2016 - Crime. Legal Developments by ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law .

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Since the enactment of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") on 1977, USA has been the leading the international fight against corruption. FCPA sets forth a standard for other jurisdictions in its extraterritorial and rigorous enforcement of its rules and regulations against corruption. In addition, OECD Convention on Combatting Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions ("Convention") has been another push force in the field, obliging its signatories on a global scale to strengthen their laws to fight international corruption. Following the US leadership and acting under the awareness raised by the Convention on the issue, recent years witnessed legislative developments from many countries which sought more effective ways of fighting corruption.  This article will focus on two of the recent legislative updates in the arena of fighting corruption, namely, the developments in France and Germany.

Comparative analysis of self-reporting & cooperation mechanisms under FCPA & Turkish Criminal Code

October 2016 - Crime. Legal Developments by ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law .

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This year, Vimpelcom, a telecommunications company based in the Netherlands, has agreed to pay $397 million to US authorities to settle the charges that it made corrupt payments to Uzbek officials.

Comparative analysis of self-reporting & cooperation mechanisms under FCPA & Turkish Criminal Code

October 2016 - Crime. Legal Developments by ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law .

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This year, Vimpelcom, a telecommunications company based in the Netherlands, has agreed to pay $397 million to US authorities to settle the charges that it made corrupt payments to Uzbek officials.

DOJ Launches FCPA Pilot Program for Voluntary Self-Disclosure ÔÇô What does it offer?

May 2016 - Crime. Legal Developments by ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law .

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On April 5th, 2016, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Plan and Guidance ("Guidance") which aims to ensure greater accountability for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") violations and provide greater transparency for companies with regard to mitigation.

Circular: Improving Transparency & the Fight against Corruption

May 2016 - Crime. Legal Developments by ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law .

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On April 30th, 2016, the Turkish Prime Ministry published on the Official Gazette, the Circular No. 2016/10 on Increasing Transparency and Strengthening the Fight against Corruption ("Circular").

Risk, Compliance and Liability: International Reflections on Turkish Anti-Money Laundering System

January 2016 - Crime. Legal Developments by ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law .

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Over the years, the anti-money laundering landscape has become a risky arena, especially for companies active in the financial sector. The risk demonstrates itself as increasingly demanding regulatory requirements, the possibility of multiple enforcement actions for companies active in multiple jurisdictions and sky-rocket fines, as well as criminal enforcement against those liable.

How to Prevent Bribery: An Analysis of the OECD Foreign Bribery Report

July 2015 - Crime. Legal Developments by ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law .

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A company engaging in corrupt behavior risks significant legal repercussions due in part to the regulatory and enforcement changes that occurred in the last few years.

Turkey: Mitigating Anti-Corruption Risks In Emerging Markets

January 2015 - Crime. Legal Developments by ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law .

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With the execution of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and the increasing enforcement of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), multinational companies are more aware of the consequences of corrupt behavior than ever. Due to historically high fines imposed for corrupt behavior, compliance is of crucial concern for companies. This becomes an even bigger issue, when a company begins to conduct business in emerging markets. This is because, emerging markets may be more risky for anti-corruption risks due to the difference in anti-corruption laws and perceptions. Therefore, the adoption of a compliance program and engaging in rigorous third party due diligence as a part of this compliance program becomes mandatory for multinational companies active in emerging markets.

Amendments to the Anti-Smuggling Law

July 2014 - Crime. Legal Developments by Baspinar & Partners Law Firm.

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Grand National Assembly of Turkey has approved a Law on June 18th, 2014, which makes amendments on Turkish Criminal Code and Other Certain Laws ("Law numbered 6545"). According to the mentioned law several provisions of the Anti-Smuggling Law numbered 5607 and dated March 21st, 2007 ("Anti-Smuggling Law") have changed.  Anti-Smuggling Law has the purpose of preventing the acts and the sanctions of the illegal trading, to follow, to determine the principles and methods.

The Enforcement and Legal Landscape of Business Crimes in Turkey

March 2013 - Crime. Legal Developments by ELIG, Attorneys-at-Law .

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As a rapidly developing market, Turkey's business environment is increasingly becoming susceptible to criminal and fraudulent activities, with elevated levels of enforcement and regulation posing challenges for local and foreign businesses operating in Turkey as well. The growing awareness on conducting transparent businesses in accordance with generally accepted compliance, corporate governance, and accountability principles, may bring about heightened legal hurdles for companies who have to comply with the applicable legal regulations when conducting their business operations.