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Posts Tagged: OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials

OECD enforcement grades are in (and still aren’t pretty)

For the tenth year in a row, Transparency International (TI) has assessed enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (the Convention) and the results are disheartening.

The Convention is important for curbing foreign bribery because its forty one signatory countries collectively account for approximately two-thirds of world exports.… Continue Reading

Will GPT be the SFO’s next BAE?

The Financial Times reported Friday that anti-corruption groups, (Global Witness, Transparency International and Corruption Watch) had written to the Prime Minister and the Director of the Serious Fraud Office raising concerns about the integrity of the SFO’s investigation into the sale by GPT Special Project Management, an Airbus subsidiary, of communications equipment to the Saudi National Guard.… Continue Reading

UK courts rule on secret commissions and recovering profits

Recovering profits from accessories of bribe beneficiaries and secret commissions were respectively considered in two recent UK appellate decisions, one released earlier this month and another on Wednesday.

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The first case, which came before the Court of Appeal, opens with a somewhat bemusing reference to the first instance of bribery in classical times:

When Odysseus penetrated the underworld, he encountered, among many other ghosts, that of Eriphyle whom Homer (Od.

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Esquenazi loses appeal in ‘foreign official’ case

A federal appeals court Friday affirmed the DOJ’s expansive view of a “foreign official” under the FCPA, upholding Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez’s convictions, and keeping intact the longest prison sentence ever imposed in an FCPA case.… Continue Reading

Ukraine signs international agreement to fight corruption

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of UkraineThe government of Ukraine signed an anti-corruption initiative Monday with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to establish a Business Ombudsman Institution.

The Memorandum of Understanding for the Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Initiative was co-signed by the EBRD, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, the European Business Association, and Ukrainian organizations.… Continue Reading