Spotlight on the Enforcement of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: 2018 and Beyond

Categories: Blog, Business In China, Financing in the U.S. with Chinese Investors, Legal Updates | By Peter Pang

By Peter Pang* The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “FCPA”) is a U.S. federal statute that requires companies to observe certain accounting transparency standards and prohibits individuals and companies from bribing foreign officials. Because of its international reach, it can be used to impose civil and criminal sanctions against both companies and individuals operating anywhere…

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EB-5 Regional Centers & Accessing Chinese Money

Categories: Financing in the U.S. with Chinese Investors | By Chris Roberts

The EB-5 immigrant visa program has been around for over 20 years. But it has only recently taken off, as many Chinese investors have found that the reduced investment required to qualify for EB-5 visas (from the usual $1,000,000 to only $500,000 for Targeted Employment Areas or TEAs) suits both their personal and economic goals. Indeed, over 85% of…

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