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
The OECD is hosting an Anti-Bribery Ministerial meeting Wednesday (March 16) to discuss how to strengthen implementation of its Anti-Bribery Convention. One of the issues on the table for discussion is how to encourage voluntary disclosure by companies of wrongdoing and how settlements can be used to do that.… Continue Reading
Regular readers of the FCPA Blog know we’re a big fan of Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).
In 2013, the agency won the Ramon Magsaysay Award — known as Asia’s Nobel Prize.… Continue Reading
Even the most ardent Francophile, as I most assuredly am, must be dismayed by France’s abysmal record of bribery prosecutions. Recent OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Working Group reports reveal France’s inexorable zero.… Continue Reading
The C20 (Civil Society 20) Governance Group has issued recommendations for G20 leaders to support economic growth through transparent institutions and enforcement mechanisms that combat foreign bribery.