Step up Your Anti-Corruption Compliance

Let’s Talk About Anti-Corruption Compliance In today’s world, due to tightened anti-corruption legislations and regulations, anti-corruption compliance’ has become a regular part of our lexicon. Combating corruption and bribery is no longer ‘new’ to businesses, as stricter enforcements and prosecutions force companies to rethink their compliance policies and procedures. According to Transparency International UK, there … Continued

Corruption: "Not Just an Envelope Filled With Money"

Although who wouldn’t perk up at the prospect of being handed an envelope filled with money? But let’s get serious here… Corruption is a problem around the world, but just how bad is it? Corruption Perceptions Index 2014: In Detail The Corruption Perceptions Index has been widely credited with placing the issue of corruption at … Continued

FCPA Enforcement: Jan, Feb, Mar 2015 – Corporate Bribery & Corruption

FCPA Enforcement for the First Quarter of the Calendar Year Due diligence plays a key role in anti-corruption compliance Back in December, FCPAméricas predicted that FCPA enforcement in 2015 will be “dynamic.” The $772 million settlement with Alstom, and the aggressive statements by FCPA enforcement officials seemed to foreshadow events in the next calendar year. … Continued

Canada's Anti-Corruption Progress Report: Improvement!

Canada Moves From “Limited Enforcement” To “Moderate Enforcement” A step in the right direction indeed! Transparency International’s Corruption Progress Report for 2014 has Canada moving ahead slightly. About 15 years ago, a promise was made by many of the world’s leading economies to prevent corruption and bribery. Many seem to be failing, but Canada seems to be … Continued

On the 9th Day of 'Holidays' My True Love Gave to Me… Due Diligence

Now That’s a Gift That Keeps on Giving! Organizations need to devote plenty of attention to anti-corruption due-diligence of third-parties that they engage. The value of due diligence is immense as it provides “red flags” that a particular third-party may be a source of risk. It also makes an anti-corruption compliance program very happy from … Continued

Don't Fall Flat on Anti-Corruption Due Diligence

Failing Grade for Many Countries Recently, Transparency International came out with their Corruption Progress Report for 2014. A promise was made about 15+ years ago by many of the world’s leading economies to prevent corruption and bribery. They seem to failing. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Anti-Bribery Convention, adopted in 1997, was a … Continued