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FCPA Due Diligence Required in International Deals

Apr 01, 2013
From the Advisory Institute

M&A Spotlight | April 2013

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prohibits U.S. companies and citizens from bribing foreign officials and entities in order to obtain business.

Acquisition targets with business practices that carry FCPA risks may create significant legal liabilities, as well as business and reputational risks for an acquirer.

Learn in this article how effective FCPA preacquisition due diligence, including a forensic component, can provide an acquirer with information necessary to better understand a target’s FCPA risk profile. The diligence also can allow an acquirer to argue for lenience before the government in the event it comes under regulatory scrutiny.

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