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November 2016 Quiz: Are You Up-to-Date on This Month’s Anti-Corruption News?
December 2 2016

“There were many developments this month in the world of anti-bribery compliance. Are you up-to-date on the latest news? Take our quiz below to find out. Better yet, share with your compliance teammates and see how your compliance chops stack up!...

Compendium Roundup: November 2016
December 2 2016

“This month, JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed to pay more than US $264 million in penalties, disgorgement and interest to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve...

The TRACE Matrix: Measuring and Mapping Business Bribery Risk
November 30 2016

“Ensuring adherence to anti-bribery laws is no small task, requiring a combination of training, monitoring, and supervising both employees and agents around the world. Where resources for carrying out those tasks are limited, decisions need to be...

Is the Fear of Losing Investors Slowing Down Enforcement Against Foreign Corruption in Africa?
November 29 2016

“Today’s guest blog post is written by Mr. Amos Mokoross, TRACE Scholar 2016. Mr. Mokoross is an advocate of the high court of Kenya, currently serving as a Senior Resident Magistrate in the Republic of Kenya. He is a committed anticorruption...

The London Anti-corruption Summit: The View from Six Months Later
November 23 2016

“Today’s guest blog post is written by Ms. Yasmeen Dufils. Currently an undergraduate at both the University of Essex and Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, she aims to obtain a double-degree in English and French law. Having a keen...

Montenegro's New Law on Prevention of Corruption
November 15 2016

“Today’s guest blog post is written by Ms. Sonja Guzina. Sonja is an Associate in the Montenegro office of Karanović & Nikolić, and a member of the Corporate / Commercial team. She advises clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial...

Democracy’s Role in Combating Corruption
November 8 2016

“Among the tools for reducing corruption, democracy is perhaps the most powerful. In a democratic society, where the electorate chooses its representatives, it is easier for the voting public to hold leaders accountable and punish corrupt...

Gunpowder, Treason and . . . Plotting (the future of U.K. Bribery Act enforcement)
November 4 2016

“As fires are stoked in towns and villages across the United Kingdom for tomorrow night’s annual November 5th Bonfire Night festivities, the firebrands at the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) are adding tinder to the flames of...

Distinguishing Corruption and Campaign Finance
November 1 2016

“Today’s blog post is written by TRACE Summer Legal Intern Julia Waterhous. Julia is a 3L at Northwestern Law in the JD–LLM International Human Rights Program with a particular interest in business and human rights. The previous summer...

October 2016 Quiz: Are You Up-to-Date on This Month’s Anti-Corruption News?
October 31 2016

“There were many developments this month in the world of anti-bribery compliance. Are you up-to-date on the latest news? Take our quiz below to find out. Better yet, share with your compliance teammates and see how your compliance chops stack up!...



    FIFA president Gianni Infantino's controversial proposal for a 48-team tournament will come under the microscope when the decision makers at soccer’s governing body discuss the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup this week.
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    The U.S. election is drawing near and pundits are turning their attention to the positions candidates might take on less-discussed topics. This includes international corruption and the candidates have, over time, championed very different positions.
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    Audits can play a large role in ensuring supply chain compliance. A common safeguard against compliance risks, they are a key element of third-party due diligence. However, audits tend to compete with other business needs, leading to internal debate about the conduct,...
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    INCONSISTENCIES in the enforcement of legal penalties for businesses engaged in corrupt practices around the world could be one of the main reasons why foreign bribery may be perceived as an attractive investment by some countries,writes Thelma Etim.
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    Some GCs say that, in the year since the infamous Yates Memo took effect last September, it has turned in-house counsel into investigators for the DOJ and damaged their credibility with employees.
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    1. What is the current state of corruption in Mexico and what risks does this pose to foreign companies?
    Mexico is ranked 88th out of 197 countries on the TRACE Matrix, which measures business bribery risk by country. With an overall risk score of 54, Mexico represents...
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    RECENT studies on how bribery undermines business performance highlight the benefits of logistics industry executives taking a strong stance on compliance, warns Russian lawyer Katya Lysova (pictured, below right), an associate at Annapolis-based anti-corruption business...
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    The Panama Papers have already resulted in fallout for a variety of organizations and high-ranking politicians. As investigators and prosecutors delve further into the cache of leaked documents and governments begin instituting financial reforms, the maritime industry will...
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    Anonymous shell companies are impressively flexible tools. They can be used to launder money, evade taxation, covertly channel the payment of bribes, stash away a nation’s stolen wealth, and facilitate trafficking in drugs, weapons, and human beings. It’s a...
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    A strange thing occurred this month in the American political universe when a business organization wrote a letter to several key Congressmen advocating on behalf of a bill that would increase government oversight over companies. Yes, you read that right: companies are...
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    Shipowners that ‘consciously disregarded’ red flags with respect to their third-party activities can be just as liable for bribery, writes Katya Lysova, associate of member services and advocacy at Trace.
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    TRACE International, the globally renowned anti-bribery organization, yesterday announced The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) in conjunction with Swedish Television's Uppdrag Granskning (Mission Investigate) and Sweden's TT News Agency, and The Wall...
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    TRACE International, a global anti-bribery organization, awarded the OCCRP a prize for investigative journalism on Wednesday for reporting that exposed a billion dollar corruption scandal involving Azerbaijan’s ruling family and Nordic telecommunications giant...
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    We all know how important it is to conduct meaningful due diligence on third-party intermediaries. While these parties can perform crucial functions for companies seeking to expand their worldwide presence - opening up new markets, providing access to decision-makers,...
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    Maurice Gilbert: How long has TRACEpublic been in the works? Recent headlines make the need for it apparent, but this is clearly something that takes time to develop.
    Alexandra Wrage:For 15 years, TRACE has been collecting information about true beneficial ownership of...
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