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BUSINESS CRIMES BULLETIN

October 2007

Complying with the FCPA in Emerging Markets After SOX

By Michael E. Clark

The recent settlement of parallel FCPA actions in the Southern District of Texas against Baker Hughes, Inc., a major oilfield service company, and its wholly owned subsidiary Baker Hughes Services International Inc. (collectively “Baker Hughes”), underscores the importance of complying with the FCPA’s provisions in emerging markets.

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