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China’s ranking declines in Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perception Index

Transparency International (TI) has just released its 2018 Corruption Perception Index (CPI). The CPI continues to be an important gauge by companies in managing...

China’s revised Criminal Procedure Law expands powers for corruption trials

On 26 October 2018, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed the revised PRC Criminal Procedure Law (“CPL”) which introduces, among other...

US DOJ Emphasizes Individual Accountability and Amends Approach to Cooperation Credit

Announcement of Policy Revisions Reflects a More Practical, Flexible Enforcement ApproachThe US Justice Department has adjusted its approach to holding individuals, and not only...

A New Proposed Metric For Defense Co. Corruption Risk

Transparency International’s Defense & Security Program recently released for comment a draft version of the 2019 Questionnaire and Model Answer document for the third...

Annual Anti-Corruption, Export Controls, and Trade Sanctions Update

Baker McKenzie is pleased to invite you to our annual Anti-Corruption, Export Controls, and Trade Sanctions Update. Firm trade and compliance practitioners from around the...

US Court of Appeals limits jurisdictional reach over foreign nationals in conspiracy to violate...

The US Court of Appeals held that a non-resident foreign national cannot be guilty of violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as an accomplice or a co-conspirator if that person was incapable of committing it as a principal.

Russia: Important amendments to the procedure for prosecuting companies for bribery

Companies in Russia may avoid liability in domestic bribery cases if they assist in identifying the offence (e.g. by disclosing information), assist in investigation of the bribe, or if the bribe has been extorted,

The new Anti-Corruption Act: clearly defined to cover foreign juristic persons registered abroad

On 22 July 2018, the Act Supplementing the Constitution Relating to the Prevention and Suppression of Corruption came into effect, replacing the previous anti-corruption law from 1999. Among other things, the reason for implementing the new law is to enhance measures and mechanisms to prevent and suppress corruption and willful misconduct.

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.

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