In the 2016 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index released last week, Nordic countries again received the most favorable rankings. Yet, for the second year in a row, Transparency International’s website draws a negative example from the Nordics, citing a scandal involving members of the Danish parliament to illustrate corruption in European countries. … Continue Reading
Monday marked the beginning of a new phase in Israel’s fight against overseas graft. For the first time, a charging sheet was filed by the Tel Aviv District Prosecutor’s office against an Israeli company for violating Israel’s Bribery of Foreign Public Officials statutes.… Continue Reading
The threat of a possible Phase 3bis evaluation, leading to a public statement of non-compliance, is a sure sign that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Group has encountered a brick wall.… Continue Reading
Seasoned observers will recall how, over a 20-year period, a succession of long-running corruption inquiries have consistently revealed that certain players in Irish business and government circles appear to have been ethically challenged.… Continue Reading
On December 4, 2013, The George Washington University Law School will host a tribute to Mark Pieth for his 25 years serving as Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions.… Continue Reading
In July, the Paris Regional Criminal Court acquitted French oil company Total SA and its managers of foreign bribery charges in the infamous Oil For Food case.
The decision was long awaited.… Continue Reading
Transparency International’s Annual Progress Report 2013: Assessing Country Enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
Transparency International (TI) released its ninth annual progress report on the enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Tuesday.
The report presents an independent assessment on the status of enforcement in all of the 40 Parties to the Convention.… Continue Reading
Two former executives of French engineering and construction giant Technip S.A. were handed light fines by a Paris court Wednesday for their role in the multi-million dollar bribery scheme to win contracts for development of the Bonny Island gas facility.… Continue Reading
From the OECD:
Vacancy announcement for the position of Working Group on Bribery Chair
The OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions (WGB) is a multilateral body that monitors implementation of the 1997 Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.… Continue Reading
The criminal liability of corporations is an essential part of the fight against foreign bribery. Yet not every legal system views this area of law in the same way, and not everyone agrees on the best approach.… Continue Reading