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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Civil remedies: When bribery infects a contract

The English civil law remedies arising from a contract that is subsequently infected by bribery were recently the subject of consideration in the case of Tigris International NV v China Southern Airlines Company Ltd & Anor [2014] EWCA Civ 1649 (17 December 2014) [paragraphs 128-145].Continue Reading

‘Commit a crime and the world is made of glass.’ — Emerson

The adage of only conducting an affair with someone with much more to lose might also be apposite advice for those indulging in or contemplating bribery. Fear of punishment ought to secure the discretion of complicit parties but there are always those who may find themselves with little to lose by seeking to take advantage of a formerly complicit party.… Continue Reading

For most whistleblowers, life is hell

Last month the Guardian published an excellent and informative article by Andrew Smith entitled Blowing It. The article looks at the perceived rise of whistleblowing, the courage of individual whistleblowers for whom the consequences have proved severe, and the support that can be given by governments and support groups.… Continue Reading

OECD to Brazil: Really?

The OECD Phase 3 anti-corruption monitoring report on Brazil helps put in context the corruption issues that were raised during the recent presidential campaign. At the outset, the report mentions that the lead examiners had to reveal to the authorities the existence of 5, of only 14, foreign bribery investigations brought since 2000 (none of which have yet been prosecuted).… Continue Reading

UK High Court strikes a blow for compliance officers

Compliance professionals facing push back from deal makers ought to take heart from a recent English High Court decision involving UBS (AG) London UBS and Leipzig’s water utility KWL.

The decision (available here) is long and complex and arises from the sale and enforcement of collaterised debt obligations with potentially huge liabilities.… Continue Reading