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Vitol Settlement Previews CFTC’s Foreign Corruption Crackdown

December 8, 2020, Bloomberg Law

Anne Termine is quoted in Bloomberg Law regarding the CFTC’s foreign bribery enforcement action against oil trader Vitol Inc. Ms. Termine says commodities traders “will likely sit up and take notice” of the Vitol settlement because of the expansive use of the CFTC’s powers to get at conduct that normally falls under anti-bribery laws. That “kitchen sink” approach to alleged wrongdoing in the commodity markets answers some of the questions raised about how far the agency intends to go under its March 2019 policy, she adds.

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