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Entries in Corporate Liability (9)

Monday
Dec122016

OECD Working Group releases report on liability of legal persons for foreign bribery

The OECD Working Group on Bribery has been setting global standards for fighting foreign bribery since the adoption of the Anti-Bribery Convention in 1997. Among these standards, the Convention requires Parties to establish systems of liability of legal persons and to provide that firms found guilty of foreign bribery are subject to “effective, proportionate and dissuasive” sanctions.

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Tuesday
Sep132016

Jorge and Kenney: Argentina considers bill to enable corporate bribery prosecutions

Argentina's National Congress will soon consider a bill that would finally enable prosecutors to bring criminal charges against corporations that engage in bribery and other corrupt acts.

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Thursday
Nov052015

Russia considers penalties for corporate money laundering

The Federal Financing Monitoring Service of the Russian Federation drafted a bill that would ratify the Council of Europe Warsaw Convention of 2005 on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism, which Russia signed in 2009.

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Thursday
Jun112015

Russia considers imposing criminal liability on legal entities

The lower house of Russia's national legislature -- the State Duma -- has been considering draft amendments to the law on the criminal liability of a legal entity.

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Wednesday
Apr012015

Russia: No corporate criminal liability for bribes, but there's still punishment

There is no criminal liability of a legal entity for bribery in Russia because only a person is subject to the Russian criminal law. But that's not the end of the story.

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Thursday
Oct032013

What's expected from UK independent directors? 

Effective independent non-executive directors are expected to provide high-quality, objective oversight and scrutiny of a listed company’s strategy and the performance of its executive management. By being removed from the immediate commercial pressures of executive management, they are an essential component for ensuring effective corporate governance and compliance.

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Thursday
May232013

For corporate defendants, there will (probably) be blood

Some members of Congress are evidently concerned that corporate defendants are getting off the hook. Too many deferred- and non-prosecution agreements, and not enough criminal indictments.

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Thursday
Jun142012

Excavating Enforcement Data

How many corporate enforcement actions since 2005 didn't involve criminal or civil charges against any employees from the company? We find out.

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Tuesday
May152012

Focus on Latin America: Brazil at a Crossroads (Part One)

Brazil’s legislation of 2002 implementing the OECD Convention conspicuously lacked a legal principle that has elsewhere proven a cornerstone of anti-bribery enforcement: corporate liability.

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