Hello Kleptocrats – We’re Here for Your ‘Biens Mal Acquis’

The tenacious anti-corruption organisation Sherpa marks anti-corruption day this year with a great (and short) video that shines a spotlight on going after ill-gotten gains (biens mal acquis). “This year, the international community heeded calls to freeze and investigate the assets of Ben Ali, Hosni Mubarak, Gaddafi, their family members and close associates,” says a…

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Conflict Minerals Due Diligence: Not Rocket Science, Not as Costly as the Space Program (Part III)

Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires firms to conduct conflict minerals due diligence. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is in the process of formulating the rules that will implement this requirement and no doubt raise the costs of the metals and alloys used to make a…

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