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Nine Clifford Chance offices draft country chapters for world-renowned treatise on anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws

Third edition of "Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption" published in September 2020.

As anti-corruption enforcement actions become increasingly complex, high-stakes, and multi-jurisdictional, practitioners and industry members alike must remain abreast of developments in domestic as well as international regulatory regimes and enforcement patters.

The anti-corruption compliance movement is no longer limited to a handful of powerhouse players as a growing number of jurisdictions have introduced or reinforced their domestic legislation. The newest edition of this comprehensive guide offers an in-depth view of applicable statutes and enforcement patterns in numerous jurisdictions (including Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North America, and Latin America), an overview of the rise of cross-border cooperation between prosecutorial authorities, and insight into how development banks treat sanctionable practices.

The guidebook was written by Fiona Horlick QC and Richard Lissack QC, with contribution from Clifford Chance teams in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Sydney, and Warsaw who wrote their respective country chapters.

Key takeaways:

  • Companies need to understand the anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws of all jurisdictions to which they may be subject.
  • Liability can result not only from improper behavior on the part of a company, but also from a failure to mitigate risk or acts committed by third parties.
  • A growing number of stakeholders can impose sanctions on companies, such as foreign authorities and multinational development banks.

Read more about the guidebook here.