Transparency International has launched its latest 2016 Corruption Perception Index. China’s ranking continues to improve, moving up by four places from last year’s rank of 83 to a rank this year of 79. Find out more about the other highlights.
Baker McKenzie has created a one of its kind Anti-Corruption Risk-Map. The risk maps provide information on primary anti-corruption legislation and enforcement agencies, offences, defences and penalties in 55 countries.
Argentina: Benefits For Whistleblowers Extended To Investigations Related To Corruption, Customs Crimes And Economic...
The National Congress has extended the benefits for whistle-blowers to crimes against the public administration (corruption and fraud against public administration), customs criminal offenses and economic and financial crimes.
After several years of development, involving input from over 50 countries, the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has finally published ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard - a new international standard designed to assist organisations worldwide in implementing and maintaining effective anti-bribery systems.
Baker & McKenzie released the 2016 edition of its Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Handbook. You can read the Handbook for free on Global Compliance News.
Corporate hospitality at the Olympics and other high-profile events can provide a bona fide relationship-building opportunity for companies. Nevertheless, such events are also a reminder of the risk that, when handled improperly, corporate hospitality can result in bribery or related improprieties.
The ABA Antitrust Section's Spring Meeting provides an opportunity for review and reflection on recent antitrust developments. We summarize a few that may be of interest.
The Brazilian Competition Commission published guidelines on competition compliance programs which explain what sorts of steps companies can take to avoid breaking the competition rules and also sets out the key ingredients of an effective competition compliance program.
Following our summary in March 2015, we have again summarized the main compliance benchmarking surveys which have been published over the past 12 months and summarized their results.
We surveyed local counsel in 37 jurisdictions throughout the Americas, EMEA, and APAC, and asked them to describe the legal risks associated with violations of data protection laws, and summarize enforcement activities among local data protection authorities.