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UK: New Guidelines on Sentencing of Corporate Offenders

On 1 October 2014, new guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council (the "Guidelines") came into force for the sentencing of fraud, bribery and money...

Only Four Countries Actively Enforce OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

On 23 October 2014, Transparency International published a report which analyzed the enforcement of the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Anti Bribery...

Baker & McKenzie EU Anti-Bribery, Trade and Customs Webinar Series 2014

Baker & McKenzie's EU Compliance, International Trade and Customs Groups are bringing together their considerable local knowledge and on the ground experience to deliver their...

Ukraine: Upfront Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership Now Required

A law requiring an upfront disclosure of beneficial ownership of companies to the Ukrainian authorities has been signed by the President. All companies previously...

Close Call: Privilege in Internal Investigations Survives Another Attack

In June, a U.S. Appeals Court vacated a lower court decision that gutted the attorney-client privilege in the context of internal investigations partly performed...

Russia: Changes Proposed to Anti-Corruption Legislation

In the past week, two notable changes have been proposed to anti-corruption legislation in Russia. 1. Companies Guilty of Corruption May be Barred...

Germany: Bundestag ratifies UN Convention against Corruption

The German Bundestag voted in favor of the ratification of the UN Convention against Corruption on Thursday evening. The Bundesrat, the second German legislative...

Revisiting U.K. Anti-Corruption Enforcement on the Third Anniversary of the Bribery Act

The U.K. Bribery Act came into force in July 2011. At that time, the Act was heralded as a key part of a new...

New German anti-bribery regulation on bribing members of parliament entering into force

On September 1, 2014 the anti-bribery regulation governing bribery of members of parliament was tightened by the new Sec. 108e StGB (German Criminal Code) entering into...

First jail sentence in Canada for foreign corrupt practices

Nazir Karigar, a former agent of an Ottawa high-tech company was sentenced on May 23, 2014 to a penitentiary term of three years for...

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