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The Economic Costs of Corruption

Posted by - November 30, 2017
In a truly extraordinary article in the New York Times (NYT), columnist Thomas L. Freidman opened the article on his interview with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) with the following, “I never thought I’d live long enough to write this sentence: The most significant reform process underway anywhere in the…
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The Potential Pitfalls of Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance

Posted by - November 7, 2017
Because ABC compliance is driven by enforcement as opposed to regulation, gaps may only become visible when an incident occurs, and by then, it’s too late. If a corporation can prove to the regulator they’ve done everything in their power to prevent corruption, and any bribes were the actions of…
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The Trump Effect on FCPA Enforcement

Posted by - October 24, 2017
As U.S. Enforcement Lags, International Attention to Domestic Corruption Takes a Front Seat Despite assurances from senior DOJ officials that the U.S. would maintain robust enforcement of the FCPA, enforcement has waned in the first eight months of the Trump presidency, with the DOJ and SEC combined announcing only four…
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TRACE Podcast: Imprisoned in China

Posted by - October 4, 2017
Alexandra interviews Peter Humphrey today. He and his Chinese-American wife were well-respected compliance professionals active in China when they were arrested, tried and imprisoned for two years. Peter tells the story of his practice, ChinaWhys, which conducted American-style FCPA investigations, rooting out corruption, and how he came to be unjustly…
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Escalating the ABC Fight in Asia-Pacific

Posted by - September 22, 2017
The Region Ramps Up Efforts to Combat Bribery and Corruption Countries across the region are redoubling their efforts to combat bribery and corruption through a mixture of enhanced laws and increased corporate prosecutions. This article provides a short overview of the situation in several key jurisdictions. with co-authors Tatsuhiko Kamiyama,…
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Anti-Corruption Enforcement in Mexico

Posted by - July 14, 2017
Your Integrity Policy Matters Mexico’s General Law of Administrative Accountability, set to go into effect next week, is the final part of a historic package of far-reaching anti-corruption laws, dubbed the National Anti-Corruption System, that were passed last year. Taken as a whole, the National Anti-Corruption System will have far-flung…

TRACE Podcast: The Unaoil Story

Posted by - July 12, 2017
Last March, the Australian newspaper The Age published “The World’s Biggest Bribe Scandal,” about a Monaco-based company that serves as a local partner in challenging markets for large, international companies. Today’s guest, Senior Investigative Reporter Nick McKenzie, broke the Unaoil story with his colleague Richard Baker. The reporters on the…
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Africa: Fighting Corruption on Its Own Turf

Posted by - June 21, 2017
Bolstering Anti-Corruption Efforts in Africa While there have been enforcement actions against large multinational companies who have paid bribes while doing business in Africa, enforcement seems to be from foreign governments against these companies. There have been few cases where the host country prosecuted multinationals for paying bribes, given they…

The State of ABC Risks Globally

Posted by - April 26, 2017
Q&A with Kevin Braine, Managing Director & Head of Kroll’s Compliance Practice – EMEA Kroll and Ethisphere recently collaborated to conduct the annual Anti-Bribery and Corruption Benchmarking Report, and the findings are revealing. Kroll’s Managing Director and Head of Compliance in EMEA, Kevin Braine, provides an overview. CCI’s own Maurice…
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Important Aspects of Mexico’s National Anti-Corruption System, Part 2

Posted by - April 17, 2017
The second installment of this two-part series from FCPA expert Matteson Ellis discusses several notable features of Mexico’s National Anti-Corruption System (the SNA). Companies doing business in Mexico should bone up on the SNA, as its implications could be broad. Organizations that could stand to bolster their compliance programs ought…
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Important Aspects of Mexico’s National Anti-Corruption System, Part 1

Posted by - April 13, 2017
Organizations doing business in Mexico well do well to remain up to speed on the country’s National Anti-Corruption System (the SNA). Mexico remains one of the highest-risk jurisdictions in the Americas, an ignoble distinction it’s held for several years. The SNA is, therefore, a welcome development to organizations unwilling to…