Gartner’s Settlement for FCPA Violations in South Africa Raises Important Issues

On May 26, 2023, the SEC announced settled civil charges against U.S.-headquartered Gartner, Inc., its second settlement in two years with a global company for FCPA violations related to contracts in South Africa. Amidst the flurry of recent enforcement activity, the Gartner settlement could easily fall off the radar for its relatively low settlement amount. But the geopolitical, socioeconomic, cultural, regulatory and enforcement environment within which Gartner operated in South Africa makes this case worthy of close attention by the legal, compliance and business communities. The Anti-Corruption Report spoke with Hogan Lovells partner Peter S. Spivack and Kudzai Chaka, CEO of KC Compliance, about the case and the wider topics concerning global companies’ operations in South Africa. See “ABB Settles With Multiple Authorities for Its Third FCPA Strike” (Dec. 7, 2022). 

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