On November 26, 2015, Germany’s new law combatting commercial corruption came into force. The law amends the provision on commercial bribery in the German Criminal Code.
A recently published decision of the Swiss Federal Criminal Court sheds light on the concept of foreign public officials in the context of Swiss anti-bribery provisions.
Although internal whistleblower complaints have long played an important role in the Chinese government’s anti-corruption campaign against government officials, these complaints have recently become a significant concern and challenge for many multinational companies operating in China.
U.S. enforcement authorities in FCPA matters place great emphasis on obtaining and analyzing relevant documents, data, and other reviewable information. For this reason, it is incumbent upon any company in a cooperative posture with the government to disclose as much relevant, non-privileged information as practicable.
China’s Ninth Amendment to the PRC Criminal Law was adopted on 29 August 2015 and becomes effective on 1 November 2015. The Ninth Amendment introduces stricter measures on bribe-givers. Under this new regime, individuals and organizations involved in corrupt activities will also be subject to tougher sanctions.
Holding company employees criminally responsible for corporate misconduct is easier said than done. We analyze why the Justice Department, which routinely concludes multimillion-dollar criminal settlements with the world’s largest corporations, struggles to convict individuals associated with the alleged misconduct?
France’s Finance Minister, Michel Sapin, presented the framework of a bill which would create a new anti-corruption authority and introduce U.S.-style monitorships into French law.
It is our pleasure to present the first edition of Baker McKenzie’s Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws Handbook (“Handbook”). Given the success of last year’s Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws in EMEA, we have now expanded our coverage to legislation and developments in 47 jurisdictions this year. We appreciate that it…
On 9 July 2015, the Government Gazette published Amendment No. 3 to the Anti-Corruption Law, 1999, which came into effect on 10 July 2015. The reason for this amendment is to comply with international standards for prevention and suppression of corruption, which Thailand ratified under the treaty of the United…
The UK Serious Fraud Office’s annual report for the year ended March 31, 2015 reports, among other things, a 78% conviction rate, 16 new investigations while 30 defendants await trial. These statistics represent an upward trend from the previous year. Details of enforcement 1. The SFO has opened 16 new…