Sarah Crowder

Sarah Crowder

Associate

Sarah Crowder advises clients on a variety of ethics and compliance matters, including compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act, compliance with anti-money laundering and sanctions laws, and adherence to international human rights standards. She has helped clients in various industries develop compliance programs, conduct risk assessments, conduct transactional and third party due diligence, navigate post-acquisition compliance integration projects, and deliver compliance training.

Ms. Crowder also helps clients navigate internal and government investigations involving allegations of corruption, export control and sanctions violations, fraud, and money laundering. She has handled numerous white collar matters before major international enforcement authorities, and she has been recognized by the Global Investigations Review as being among the leading women investigations practitioners worldwide. In addition to supporting investigations and enforcement matters, Ms. Crowder assists clients in suspension and debarment matters before the World Bank and other international financial institutions.

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Top Ten Issues to Watch in Africa in 2019

Africa’s Growth Prospects. Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow at 3.8 percent in 2019, which is a significant improvement over last year’s regional growth rate of 2.6 percent. Excluding the continent’s largest economies (Angola, Nigeria and South Africa), which are growing collectively at an average of 2.5 percent, the aggregate growth rate … Continue Reading

What Companies Need to Know About World Bank and African Development Bank Debarment (and How to Avoid It)

In March 2017, World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim announced that the World Bank would provide a record $57 billion in financing for projects in sub-Saharan Africa in the 2018–2020 fiscal year period. Consistent with that commitment, the World Bank’s most recent annual report indicates that $19.8 billion was issued to partner countries and … Continue Reading

What Companies Need to Know About France’s Loi Sapin II Anti-Corruption Law

On June 3, 2018, French tycoon Vincent Bolloré warned investors that Groupe Bolloré—a logistics provider with extensive operations in former French colonies in Africa—may suffer negative commercial and financial consequences as a result of a corruption investigation initiated by French authorities. Mr. Bolloré was questioned for two days by French police in April 2018 over … Continue Reading
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