Anti Bribery Laws in Common Law Jurisdictions

Author: Stuart H. Deming
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
ISBN: 9780199737710
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Law

Deming provides a comprehensive analysis of the foreign bribery laws, and related laws and regulations, in all of the major common law jurisdictions. For each jurisdiction, careful attention is given to laws that may expose an individual or entity to private or commercial bribery in foreign settings as well as to the application of laws relating to money laundering and accounting and record-keeping practices to situations involving foreign bribery. Throughout, special attention is given to explaining the criteria used in each jurisdiction to establish liability on the part of an entity or organisation.

Left Out of the Bargain

Author: Jacinta Anyango Oduor
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9781464800870
Release Date: 2013-12-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Over the past decade, countries have increasingly used settlements that is, any procedure short of a full trial to conclude foreign bribery cases and have imposed billions in monetary sanctions. There exists a gap in knowledge, however, regarding settlement practices around the world and the disposition of these monetary sanctions notably through the lens of recovery of stolen assets. Left out of the Bargain, a study by the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR), provides an overview of settlement practices by civil and common law countries that have been active in the fight against foreign bribery. Using the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) as its point of reference, the study addresses concerns voiced by the international community: What happens to the money associated with the settlements, and is it being returned to those most directly harmed by the corrupt practices? And what can be done to assist those countries harmed by foreign bribery? Left out of the Bargain has found that 395 settlement cases took place between 1999 and mid-2012, resulting in a total of US$6.9 billion in monetary sanctions imposed against companies and individuals. Of this amount, nearly US$6 billion came from settlements that took place in a country different from that of the allegedly bribed foreign public officials. But only about US$197 million, or 3 percent, has been returned or ordered returned to the countries whose officials were accused of accepting bribes. Left out of the Bargain urges countries whose officials were allegedly bribed to intensify their efforts to investigate and prosecute the providers and recipients of foreign bribes, hence improving these countries' prospects for recovery of assets lost through corruption. The study also calls for more proactive international cooperation and coordination to ensure that all affected countries are afforded the opportunity to seek redress for harms suffered and for the recovery of assets thus fulfilling the principles set out in UNCAC.

Modern Bribery Law

Author: Jeremy Horder
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107018730
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Genre: Law

This critical analysis of the Bribery Act 2010 provides international and EU comparisons and evaluates its enforcement and asset-recovery prospects.

Implementing the OECD Anti Bribery Convention

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124285672
Release Date: 2007-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, "The Convention against Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions", each of the 30 OECD Members and 5 associate members commits to outlaw bribery of foreign public officials and submits to a rigorous review of its legal provisions and enforcement efforts. The Convention entered into force in 1999. Country reviews are carried out by the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions whereby all Parties to the Convention are represented. Each country report examines how national laws and rules implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, how enforcement is assured and how related civil law aspects are applied in practice. Reports in this series present Phase II findings including what works well in countries as well as shortcomings in the effective prevention, detection and prosecution of foreign bribery cases. Key national legal provisions are also included.--Publisher's description.


Author: Ministry of Justice
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0101757026
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Political Science

The current statutory criminal law of bribery is functional and cases are prosecuted successfully, but it is old and anachronistic, has never been consolidated and there are inconsistencies of language and concepts between the various provisions and a small number of potentially significant gaps in the law. The result is a bribery law which is difficult to understand for the public and difficult to apply for prosecutors and the courts. This draft legislation follows the Law Commission's consultation paper (no 185, ISBN 9780118404457) and final report ("Reforming bribery", Law Com. 313, ISBN 9780102958164). The purpose of the draft Bill is to reform the criminal law of bribery to provide for a new consolidated scheme of bribery offences to cover bribery both in this country and abroad. The Bill replaces the offences at common law and under the Prevention of Corruption Acts 1889 to 1916 with two general offences covering the offer, promise and giving of an advantage or the request, agreeing to receive or acceptance of an advantage. The Bill also creates a discrete offence of bribery of a foreign public official and a new offence of negligent failure of commercial organisations to prevent bribery. The other main provisions of the Bill include: extra-territorial jurisdiction to prosecute bribery committed abroad by persons ordinarily resident in the UK as well as UK nationals, and UK corporate bodies; replacing the existing requirement for the Attorney General's consent to prosecute a bribery offence; a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment for all new offences, save the corporate offence, which will carry an unlimited fine.

The OECD Convention on Bribery

Author: Mark Pieth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107656932
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Genre: Law

The OECD Convention on Bribery established an international standard for compliance with anti-corruption rules, and has subsequently been adopted by the thirty-four OECD members and six non-member countries. As a result of the Convention and national implementation laws, companies and managers now risk tough sanctions if they are caught bribing foreign officials. The UK Bribery Act 2010 is only one example of this development. The second edition of this, the only commentary on the Convention, provides law practitioners, company lawyers and academic researchers with comprehensive guidance on the OECD standards. It includes case examples as well as the FCPA Resource Guide 2012 and the 2009 OECD Recommendation for Further Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials with Annexes I and II.

Corruption and Misuse of Public Office

Author: Colin Alfred Arthur Nicholls
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199577279
Release Date: 2011-09-29
Genre: Law

This book provides a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the law relating to corruption and misuse of public office, including specialist issues such as whistleblowing. This new edition covers major developments in the area since the publication of the first edition, and includes full coverage of the Bribery Act 2010.

Corruption and Environmental Law

Author: Ignatius Adeh
Publisher: LIT Verlag M√ľnster
ISBN: 9783643105417
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

Dr. Adeh's work is a rich contribution to the discourse on oil resources and the twin problems of corruption and ecological degradation in Nigeria with lessons for other sub-Saharan African countries. It is indeed a purposeful scientific work on a theme of substantial contemporary interest, both practical and theoretical. He presents a compelling case on how to dethrone both problems of corruption and environmental degradation and enthrone a lasting sustainable development in the Niger Delta.

Asset Recovery Handbook

Author: Jean-Pierre Brun
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821386352
Release Date: 2011-01-18
Genre: Business & Economics

This handbook is designed as a 'how-to' manual that guides practitioners as they grapple with the strategic, organizational, investigative, and legal challenges of recovering assets that have been stolen by corrupt leaders and hidden abroad.

Global Marketing Management

Author: Warren J. Keegan
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0138418268
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

This book, the leading text for students in international marketing, adopts a strategic approach reflecting the importance of multinational corporations.