Why people bribe. What stops them. And what to do if you’re worried you’ve bribed someone.
Bribery is “less easily dismissed as a US fetish”: I ask Trace some questions on the publication of the Trace Matrix
Interviews in New York last week: Is the SFO here to stay? & to DPA or not to DPA, that is the question.
Deals risk grinding to a halt as cash strapped Police ask for 6 months to act on tips offs under new laws
Opinion: New UK govt crackdown on ‘corporate irresponsibility’ to be underpinned by biggest change to corporate criminal law in history
Lessons from recent SFO cases. How to conduct an internal investigation
Opinion: DPA’s must show greater benefits. We discuss the Criteria & Process for a DPA set out in Alun Milford’s (SFO GC) recent speech
OPINION: Proper funding for the SFO and other economic crime enforcement enforcement is vital
BREAKING: FIRST CORPORATE DISPOSAL OF FAILURE TO PREVENT BRIBERY OFFENCE
OPINION: SFO Speech in full from the Cambridge Symposium – David Green lays out (again) why the SFO should remain. You can work out the rest…
How biased are you about bribery (or anything else)? Watch the first video. Then read the post and find out. By Etai Biran
Opinion: UEFA and all its members should boycott the World Cup
I think therefore I am? – Basic Structure of the Decision Making Process: By Etai Biran
OPINION: Fines are not enough when “no-one cares”.
The Corruption Enforcement View from Norway By Frode Elgesem, Thommessen, Norway
Supergrass: UK No.1 non U.S. snitch under U.S. whistleblower reward scheme plus crazy disclaimers…
China bans private clubs in latest move in bribery crackdown
Self Report Guidance in Scotland extended to 30 June 2015
BREAKING: UK Government backtracks over economic crime enforcement
ASIA FOCUS: Mooncake sales plummet but bribery risks remain. Our recipe for a bribe free Autumn Festival.
REVIEW: Transparency International – Small bribes, big problem: guidance for companies
OPINION: The Innospec Four: Sentences handed out
Compliance Policy. Check. Training Check. Job Done? Not so much.
Jeff Knox, DOJ Fraud Section Chief on the UK US Special Relationship, Prosecution of Individuals & Self Reporting
Mr. Esquenazi & Rodriguez: Why a decision about ‘instrumentality’ under US FCPA turns out to be *very* important in the UK
UK south/north divide – alive and kicking in bribery enforcement
Bribery compliance bandwagon continues its way to Europe…
It all ‘depends’… Advocate or negotiate under broad new sentencing guidelines or pay the consequences.
Incentivise companies NOT to bribe.
That’s your problem: SFO Director on compliance complacency in UK PLC
SFO to target UK PLC in corporate crackdown – it’s still all about the money
BT Friends and Family is bribery says Beijing Prosecutor
World Bank ups its game. Debars more in 2013 than in the last 7 years put together. Is it worth it?
Confucius say: Hiring relatives of public officials may spark a bribery probe & lavish Olympic hospitality could be frowned on
Pharma sector in China. Three basic checks to vaccinate businesses against bribery.
Opinion: People power & why the TI statistic that 1 in 4 people admit to paying a bribe is good news.
The Bribery Act two years on. All hat & no cows? As SFO & City Of London Police confirm over 30 investigations – the stats tell a different story.
Opinion: Anti-bribery in Russia: Russia is on the road & Barry presents at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum
News from the G20 & a message to the UK government: Don’t choke now.
SFO income from successful investigations leaps 62% in one year. Opinion: SFO must avoid hand to mouth existence as budget pressures remain
SFO confirms Civil Recovery Orders still on the cards – clarifies approach & gears up for another inspection
Avoid making a drama out of a crisis with The Magnificent Seven…tips from David Flynn at Eulogy PR
11,141: The number of Suspicious Activity Reports to the UK authorities involving corruption in 2012
Don’t mention the ‘war’? Scotching the myth that saying the ‘b’ word will freak out employees in high risk markets
Much ado about nothing? Our response to CPS Consultation on Concurrent Jurisdiction guidelines
Empowering employees & why an anti-bribery policy makes life easier for everyone.
Focus on Finland 2:Markus Kokko of Borenius on bribery law in Finland – some recent cases
Focus on Finland 1: Markus Kokko of Borenius on bribery law in Finland
*IT’S BEHIND YOU!* Our review of 2012 & 2013 – Unlucky for some
The view from Moscow: ‘average’ price of a Russian bribe, when a facilitation payment isn’t & more
Our 5 cents. Gold: DOJ/SEC Silver: SFO Bronze: CPS? & who you gonna call?
SFO guidance on corporate hospitality and facilitation payments about to change? May be.
Opinion: An encouraging start but could do more – UK government intervenes on behalf of UK plc facing corruption challenges
Book review: Corruption, the new corporate challenge by Nick Kochan & Robin Goodyear
Opinion: SFO budget is just not enough. Lessons learned from Asil Nadir guilty verdict & his two parrots.
Book Review: Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics — The Best from the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog — Thomas Fox
Order order: UK DPA’s – We disagree with Bill Waite too.
Control Risks – facilitation payments & resisting them: Nigeria
The view from offshore: Protecting Guernsey from bribery & corruption
Good news for Noah’s Ark. Bad news for England fans & their rented vans
Catch 22 for England fans heading to the European Championship?
SFO Confidential phones ring off the hook as whistle-blowing industry gains momentum…but no investigations yet
Jerome Kerviel appeals €4.9bn SocGen conviction – Either way banks must ensure systems are up to scratch
Take care! Is your Whistleblower Your Compliance Officer?
Book review: FAQ in Anti-Bribery & Corruption by David Lawler – BUY IT!
By Howard Sklar: “Are you out of your f%&$#ng mind?!” – The US CCO reaction to the question “Shall we disclose?”
Summer consultation brings UK Deferred Prosecution Agreements another step closer
Tom Fox wows crowds in London with US FCPA gig
Deferred Prosecution Agreements: A cautionary tale from across the pond : SEC v Citigroup
Expanding in the BRICS (1): Russia – Everything you need to know
International organisations, the Bribery Act & the UK public interest in prosecution
Don’t get extradited to the US: US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Join us & our special guest Tom Fox on April 16 2012
UK PLC, agents and a sensible approach overseas – SFO speaks again.
The SFO’s view on gifts & Foreign Public Officials
Not sure if you are dealing with a Foreign Public Official – The SFO advice on what to do.
Anti-bribery compliance: A competitive advantage in Russia.
Trade ethically in Russia – it is possible…
Moscow 16 February: The UK Bribery Act – what it means for Russian businesses in practice
Global anti-corruption enforcement – TRACE: statistics you *should* read
The view for those previously at the top of Mount Olympus
Please participate in our Corporate Risk Benchmarking Survey 2012
The long arm of the law may be longer than you think…
Operation Elvedon: thebriberyact.com saves Christmas
Caribbean weather forecast: Hurricane Mitchell to hit Turks & Caicos in SIPT prosecution, fall out could be worldwide, but help is at hand…
Opinion: Is the world flat and does your toast land butter side up?
UK whistleblowers cash in on US Dodd Frank bounty program providing windfall for UK investigators
No red flags here – FACT: A refusal to bribe builds sustainable business in Russia
G20 Cannes – 8 things you didn’t know were on the agenda, the Arab Spring & the global fight against corruption
“Precisely the wrong moment in history to weaken the FCPA”
View from accross the pond: UK Deferred Prosecution Agreements – you don’t need them when UK has a defence
UK DPA consultation: Thoughts of a former federal prosecutor from accross the pond
SFO uses pre-Bribery Act & POCA laws with latest arrest over Middle East bribery allegations
Don’t get caught: The Chinese ‘Design Institute’ trap
Regime change & the Arab Spring sparks SFO interest & provokes tough talk
Try harder: Inadequate disclosure in Scottish self reports – lawyers told to try again…
Money laundering & bribery: VC’s, private equity & pension funds beware as SFO pushes ethical shareholding
‘To protect and serve’ or ‘we trust…and we also verify’: Two sides of the global investigation coin
Watch out: Blogger uses web to uncover suspected corruption
The Elvedon in the room: Christmas comes early for News International
Opinion: Certainty – why we should applaud the SFO’s desire to create certainty for corporates