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Asia Pacific anti-corruption rankings for 2014

10 December 2014


Transparency International recently released its always keenly awaited annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2014, just after a new bribery risk index was launched by TRACE International. The CPI has been an authoritative and valuable tool for measuring...

FCPA Successor Liability: Due Diligence and Integration Are Key

21 November 2014


On November 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Opinion (Opinion Procedure Release 14-02) providing guidance to companies seeking to identify and mitigate risk relating to the acquisition of foreign targets. ...

Indexing corruption in Asia Pacific

5 November 2014


Transparency International (TI) publishes a Bribe Payer's Index (BPI) which provides help to companies seeking to accurately assess the risk of doing business in Asia Pacific or with a partner from the Asia Pacific Region.  The BPI provides critical additional...

Dawn raids: “being prepared” is the name of the game

24 October 2014


This article first appeared in the French daily financial newspaper ‘Les Echos’ on September 2, 2014 based on an interview with Clifford Chance partner Thomas Baudesson and counsel Charles-Henri Boeringer. Thomas and Charles-Henri, together with Karine...

Is the paper tiger sharpening its teeth

21 October 2014


The SFO, the agency principally responsible for prosecuting cases under the UK Bribery Act 2010 (UKBA), has received its fair share of criticism for being perceived to lack the prosecutorial zeal displayed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in relation to...

State-owned enterprises: an FCPA risk you can't ignore in Asia

8 September 2014


Companies operating in Asia, where state-owned or controlled entities are commonplace, need to be aware of the particular risks they face. Bribes paid to employees of state-owned or state-controlled enterprises (SOEs) are bribes paid to a “foreign official.”...

Grease, gift or graft? Boundaries of business courtesies in China

8 September 2014


Anti-corruption compliance-minded companies understand the importance of linking an all expenses paid trip to training and product demonstration, the use of logo-embossed knickknacks to generate goodwill, and carefully verifying recipients of charitable donations...