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In Compliance Week, Ropes & Gray Attorney Discusses Settlement to Resolve VimpelCom Bribery Allegations

Practices: Government Enforcement / White Collar Criminal Defense

In a March 1 article published by Compliance Week, government enforcement partner Ryan Rohlfsen discusses the compliance lessons learned from a settlement reached between Amsterdam-based telecommunications provider VimpelCom, the U.S. Department of Justice and Dutch authorities. The settlement resolved allegations that VimpelCom paid bribes to an Uzbek official for access to the country’s telecommunications market, resulting in the sixth largest Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action.

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