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Even clean Nordics have continuing enforcement risk

In the 2016 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index released last week, Nordic countries again received the most favorable rankings. Yet, for the second year in a row, Transparency International’s website draws a negative example from the Nordics, citing a scandal involving members of the Danish parliament to illustrate corruption in European countries. 

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Chaim Gelfand: With first case, Israel joins the foreign bribery enforcement community

Monday marked the beginning of a new phase in Israel's fight against overseas graft. For the first time, a charging sheet was filed by the Tel Aviv District Prosecutor's office against an Israeli company for violating Israel's Bribery of Foreign Public Officials statutes.

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MoFo: Get ready for more Japan enforcement

While many people don’t know it, a bribery scandal in Japan in 1976 was part of the motivation for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which was signed into law in the United States on December 19, 1977. 

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Stopping the ‘malady of facilitation payments’

Small facilitation payments is a not so-small subject that has sparked much recent controversy. Commentators have asked why the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention doesn’t jump in and take a position on this issue. Well, as a matter of fact, it does.

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OECD criticizes South Africa for zero foreign bribery prosecutions

The threat of a possible Phase 3bis evaluation, leading to a public statement of non-compliance, is a sure sign that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Working Group has encountered a brick wall.

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Ireland's implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention: Could be better

On December 13, the OECD's Phase 3 Working Group's report on Ireland's implementation of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials was published. The report is quite lengthy, but the executive summary is well worth reading.

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DC event will honor Mark Pieth, examine OECD and UN anti-corruption efforts

Mark Pieth, Professor of Criminal Law at Basel University, Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business TransactionsOn December 4, 2013, The George Washington University Law School will host a tribute to Mark Pieth for his 25 years serving as Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions.  

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French court clarifies foreign bribery law, but restricts it

In July, the Paris Regional Criminal Court acquitted French oil company Total SA and its managers of foreign bribery charges in the infamous Oil For Food case.

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Transparency International’s Annual Progress Report 2013: Assessing Country Enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

Transparency International (TI) released its ninth annual progress report on the enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Tuesday.

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Paris court sentences two former Technip execs for Nigeria bribes

Two former executives of French engineering and construction giant Technip S.A. were handed light fines by a Paris court Wednesday for their role in the multi-million dollar bribery scheme to win contracts for development of the Bonny Island gas facility.

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Vacancy: OECD Working Group on Bribery seeks new chair

From the OECD:

Vacancy announcement for the position of Working Group on Bribery Chair

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Differing views of corporate criminal liability complicate anti-graft fight

The criminal liability of corporations is an essential part of the fight against foreign bribery. Yet not every legal system views this area of law in the same way, and not everyone agrees on the best approach.

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