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Now Available: Baker McKenzie’s Global Corporate Liability and Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Apps

Following the success of the Global Corporate Liability and Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws handbooks and websites, Baker McKenzie's Compliance & Investigations group announced the launch of the corresponding mobile applications.

Ireland: New Corruption Legislation Finally in Sight

The long-awaited Criminal Justice Bill 2017 is on its way. The new “failure to supervise” offence has survived intact despite several significant changes.

Malaysia Introduces “Corporate Liability” Bill

The Malaysian Government has proposed a bill that will make corporations liable for the corrupt practices of its associated persons.

Spanish Supreme Court admits employee e-mails obtained in the course of an internal investigation...

A judicial decision has confirmed the admissibility as evidence, to justify a dismissal, of the emails of the dismissed employee obtained in the course of an internal investigation.

China’s new era of graft-busting promises a tougher regime ahead

On 20 March 2018, China's National People's Congress passed the Supervision Law detailing the powers and responsibilities of the National Supervision Commission.

The first UK contested prosecution for failure to prevent bribery provides a salutary warning...

The Irish Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017 is on its way and will introduce a range of new offences which modernise the Irish anti-corruption code. 

UK: “Adequate procedures” and self reporting under the spotlight as jury rejects Section 7...

A UK refurbishment contractor has been found guilty under Section 7 of the UK Bribery Act 2010 for failure to prevent bribery. The case represents the first time that a jury has considered an "adequate procedures" defence under the UKBA.

Argentina: New Law on Corporate Criminal Liability approved

Since 2 March 2018, corporate criminal liability law (Law 27,401) is in force. Legal entities will be subject to sanctions in these offenses against the Public Administration and/or corruption: (i) national and transnational bribery and influence peddling; (ii) improper and unlawful transactions of public officials; (iii) illegal exaction committed by a public official; (iv) illicit enrichment of public officials and employees; and (v) forgery of balance sheets and reports to conceal a corruption offense.

DPAs Coming to Canada

The Canadian government has announced the results of its public consultation on corporate criminal wrongdoing and enforcement and a majority of participants in the consultation process favoured the implementation of a deferred prosecution agreements.

China Continues to Improve in Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perception Index

We provide an overview of the Transparency International annual CPI in relation to Asia Pacific countries focusing on the progress of China.

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