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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

New UK law: Liability for ‘profiting from’ gross human rights abuses

The UK’s Criminal Finances Act, a new law that expands remedies for UK prosecutors to use against gross human rights abuses, also targets activity “connected to” gross human rights abuses.

Activity “connected to” gross human rights abuses includes: directing or sponsoring, profiting from, materially assisting, or acting as an agent in connection with, the commission of gross human rights abuses.… Continue Reading

ISO 37001 is here. Will It Work?

On October 14, after four years of work involving the active participation of experts from 37 countries, the International Organization for Standardization issued ISO 3700, its standard for anti-bribery management systems.… Continue Reading

UK court decision: Bribery makes chief executive ‘a bad leaver’

Last month, the Scottish Court of Session Outer House delivered a decision that illustrates the pitfalls that await executive shareholders implicated in commercial bribery.

The case concerned whether or not the affairs of a transport and liquid freighting company were being carried on in an unfairly prejudicial manner to the interests of the former chief executive and associated shareholders. … Continue Reading

Compliance alert: The UK Modern Slavery Act is here

If you’re a compliance practitioner seeking to design an anti-corruption program consistent with all laws that apply to your company, you probably recognize the phrase “carries on a business, or part of a business, in any part of the United Kingdom.”… Continue Reading

Deferred Prosecution Agreements in the UK: Worthy of their price?

After Monday, deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) will be available to the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in its fight of financial crimes, including corruption. 

The SFO has stated that, although DPAs will be “a welcome addition to the prosecutor’s toolkit…,” its “preferred option” remains prosecution. … Continue Reading

Hong Kong law should target bribery of foreign officials

The importance of specifically targeted legislation to prohibit bribery of foreign officials was well-illustrated by a recent Hong Kong Court of Appeals decision, HKSAR v. Krieger (2013) HKCA 639.

In the absence of such legislation, prosecutors of bribery offenses have to tackle difficult issues of agency, conspiracy and the absence of any corporate liability offense for bribery.… Continue Reading