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Jun 14, 2015

FIFA and BHP Billiton: The Unique FCPA Challenges Present in International Sports

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Recent enforcement actions by the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have raised the profile of corruption in international sports and highlight unique FCPA compliance concerns. This note will explain how the DOJ’s recent charges against FIFA officials and the SEC’s enforcement action against BHP Billiton call attention to the FCPA compliance risks of acquiring and utilizing corporate sponsorships of international sporting events. As explained below, the failure to remain diligent in overseeing effective anti-bribery compliance practices in these instances risks exposing a company to potential FCPA violations.

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