The Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs, first published five years ago, is now one of the most important compliance tools, not only for the DOJ prosecutors it’s addressed to, but also for compliance professionals outside government.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
Removing Russia from the OECD Working Group on Bribery would be a mistake with unintended consequences
On February 25, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CoE) launched a procedure to suspend Russia from its rights of representation in the organization. Following that, on March 15, Russia informed the Secretary General of the CoE of its withdrawal from the organization and its intention to denounce the European Convention on Human Rights.… Continue Reading
On Friday, November 26, 2021, the OECD adopted a new Recommendation with the potential to significantly enhance the global enforcement of bribery of foreign public officials in international business. While not legally binding, the OECD Working Group on Bribery will from now on monitor how different members implement the new Recommendation in the context of its country-by-country evaluation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.… Continue Reading
As Salomé Lemasson’s excellent post earlier this week reported, a new level of corporate accountability for overseas bribery and ESG is breaking out across Europe. That’s welcome news, especially to those of us who once wondered if corporations there would ever face the music.… Continue Reading
Call it fragmented supply-side enforcement. It’s where we are now in the historical development of anti-bribery enforcement. If you believe that anti-bribery enforcement should reduce global corruption, then this is a major problem.… Continue Reading
While it is impossible to know who initiates most bribe situations, the giver or the receiver, one thing is clear: no bribe can take place without both. It is for this reason that international conventions such as the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and the UN Convention Against Corruption encourage state parties to address both sides of bribery in their national legislation. … Continue Reading
Transparency International just updated its Exporting Corruption Evaluation for 2018, the first update since 2015.
It assesses enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by reviewing the 44 countries that are signatories of the convention and account for 65 percent of world exports, and more than 75 percent of total foreign direct investment outflows.… Continue Reading
In Control Risks’ experience, many Germany companies operating internationally still underestimate the reach of their own country’s anti-corruption laws. A new report published by the OECD shows why this could be a dangerous mistake.… Continue Reading
Working with third parties continues to be the single biggest corruption risk for business. Almost one in two enforcement actions concluded since the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention came into force in 1999 was the result of bribery through sales agents, intermediaries, distributors or brokers.… Continue Reading
The 1977 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act paved the way for the landmark 1997 OECD Anti-Bribery Convention requiring major exporting nations to criminalize bribery of foreign public officials in international business. All the Parties to the Convention now have foreign bribery laws and global enforcement has ratcheted up, spurring enhanced compliance. … Continue Reading
Global concerns about corruption are on the rise. This year alone, we have seen massive anti-corruption protests in Slovakia, South Korea, Romania and Russia.
This is not surprising as corruption underpins many of the world’s issues and it is against this background that the G20 leaders will meet on July 7-8 in Germany.… Continue Reading
The OECD Working Group on Bribery has launched an on-line consultation on liability of legal persons/corporate liability.
The liability of legal persons is a key feature of the emerging legal infrastructure for the global economy.… Continue Reading