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Very Pleased to Meet You: Market Rates for Introducers in Asia-Pacific

Posted by - September 25, 2018
Mitigating the Risk Posed by Introducers Wendy Wysong and associates at Clifford Chance write on the rise in prominence of “introducers” in Asia-Pacific countries and explain how the use of introducers can expose the organization to corruption risk. The team also discusses several recent cases that have resulted in fines…
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Companies Don’t Pay Bribes, People Do

Posted by - August 29, 2018
Corporate Criminal Liability for Bribery in Asia-Pacific While individual employees and company representatives are responsible for acts of bribery in the majority of cases, the trend in Asia-Pacific countries is toward greater scrutiny of corporations. with co-authors Jenni Hill, Lei Shi, Janice Goh, Tess Forge and Akanksha Bhagat Prosecutors, legislators…
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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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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,…

TRACE Podcast: After You Pay a Bribe

Posted by - August 16, 2017
Today, Alexandra Wrage speaks with Lindsay Mitchell, a former sales executive with Unaoil who, after a long, clean, illustrious career, suddenly found himself mired in a bribery scandal. Here, Lindsay shares lessons learned and possible takeaways for companies.

TRACE Podcast: Compliance Challenges in China

Posted by - August 9, 2017
Alexandra Wrage interviews two presenters from TRACE’s recent workshop in Beijing. The experts discuss some of the anti-bribery challenges and trends they’re seeing in China. The consensus is that corruption in China is pervasive, and it takes many forms, from cash gifts to scholarships to jobs for relatives of Chinese…

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…

What Happened in Oslo Shouldn’t Stay in Oslo

Posted by - June 19, 2017
Highlights from the Oslo Anti-Corruption Conference Fresh on the heels of the Anti-Korrupsjons+Konferansen in Norway, Richard Bistrong offers CCI a look inside the conference and details some of the key takeaways. In 2015, I had the honor of participating in the Oslo Anti-Corruption Conference, or Anti-Korrupsjons+Konferansen, and that engagement was…

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…

Peeking Through the Windows

Posted by - April 18, 2017
Today we take a look at how Microsoft drives integrity and compliance in all they do. The company’s Microsoft Runs on Trust campaign was designed to embed and promote a culture of trust and transparency. Also key is the multinational corporation’s commitment to ensuring not only the right tone at…
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‘ABC in APAC’ – Almost a Billion Bribes

Posted by - April 13, 2017
According to a recent Transparency International survey, bribery and corruption seem to be on the rise in the Asia-Pacific region. This is true even in China, despite the government’s crackdown on corruption. Although police were widely recognized as the most rampant facilitators of bribery, there are a number of steps…
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ISO 37001: Anti-Bribery Management Systems

Posted by - March 6, 2017
ISO 37001 specifies requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, reviewing and improving an anti-bribery management system. There is, of course, good cause for businesses in India to adopt the new standard, but it’s likely that there will be some staunch opposition to the change.