Professor Elizabeth Spahn spoke for victims of bribery before most of us had discovered the topic. She has defended compliance as pro-business and condemned bribes for destroying capitalism. More eloquently than anyone else, she has stood for the idea -- once derided and now embraced -- that compliance and enforcement can change the world and help people live better lives.
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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.
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.