Anti-Bribery Risk Assessment: A Systematic Overview of 151 countries
01 Feb 2011
“For the global economy, corruption is dangerous. The consequence is economic decay, not development. And that’s why corruption demands a truly global response - one that knows no limits on collaboration.” (so the US Attorney General Eric H. Holder at the OECD in May 2010). The fight against corruption and bribery is backed by numerous global and regional agreements and conventions, supplemented by national legislation and practice, such as the Convention of the OECD on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (1997), the UN Convention against Corruption (2005), the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (1997, the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption of the Council of Europe (2002), the African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption (2006) and many more. Although most countries use their best endeavours to reduce corruption within their jurisdiction, the effects of the measures taken still vary from country to country. This book undertakes the task of giving a compact overview on the legal framework and the practice of implementation in more than 150 countries worldwide, based on a uniform questionnaire.
About the Authors
Dr Thomas Gruetzner as partner practises law with Baker & McKenzie in Munich. Dr Ulf Hommel works as in-house counsel and Dr Klaus Moosmayer as Chief Counsel, Compliance, both with Siemens, Munich. The authors are well-known experts in the field of compliance in the countries covered in this work.
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