The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention was signed in Paris in December 1997 and prohibited a specific form of active bribery: that of foreign public officials in international business transactions.
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New scholarship from Elizabeth Spahn tackles the opportunities and risks behind the new trend of multi-national antibribery enforcement.
There's a wonderful article in the May 14 edition of the New Yorker by James Surowieck about foreign bribery, the FCPA, and so-called 'good bribes.'
Elizabeth Spahn's post yesterday -- Is Bribery Acceptable To People Abroad? -- elicited this thoughtful comment:
What do people abroad really think about bribery? Do the people of Mexico, for example, agree with claims that bribery is ok there because it’s the local custom?
The Walmart de Mexico case highlights the dangers of the facilitation payment loophole in the FCPA. Hiding bribes inside this U.S. loophole is no longer a legally sound strategy in the global enforcement environment.
Tim Worstall, contributor to Forbes and Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute in London, said out loud what some others still think and say privately. Writing about the recent Walmart Mexico scandal, Worstall said “So What?"
Professor Elizabeth Spahn's new scholarship on competing enforcement of antibribery laws has just been published.
Mike Koehler of the FCPA Professor talked to Reuters' Brett Wolf this week about the DOJ's promised FCPA guidance.
A powerful, detailed rebuttal to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s proposals to amend the U.S. FCPA launched this month. Professorial powerhouses David Kennedy (Harvard Law School) and Dan Danielsen (Northeastern School of Law) issued their 84 page analysis, Busting Bribery: Sustaining the Global Momentum of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.