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Compendium

Welcome to the TRACE Compendium

The TRACE Compendium is a user-friendly and fully searchable database of comprehensive, yet succinct, summaries of international anti-bribery enforcement actions. Most actions included in the TRACE Compendium are Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and/or the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). However, the TRACE Compendium also includes the growing number of international anti-bribery enforcement actions brought by enforcement authorities outside of the United States, particularly amongst signatories to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.

Enforcement activity included in the TRACE Compendium shares one characteristic: the conduct at issue – the bribery – crosses an international border. Domestic anti-bribery prosecutions and investigations are outside the scope of the TRACE Compendium.

The summaries in the TRACE Compendium are continually revised to reflect new or improved sources of information.

About the Global Enforcement Report

Using information contained in the TRACE Compendium, TRACE publishes an annual report summarizing international enforcement actions. This Global Enforcement Report (GER) features charts and analysis of information collected by TRACE from court documents, company public filings, press releases, news reports and other publicly-available information.



    Last week an anti-bribery workshop hosted by TRACE and PYXERA Global in Ghana brought together over 170 companies to discuss compliance best practices and advancing commercial transparency through TRACEcertification. The event included a keynote address from the honorable Chief Justice ...

    Recent News Feed January 25 2016 Read More

    “The U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are no longer the only two cops on the global anti-corruption beat,” writes Alexandra Wrage, TRACE President, in this article published on Corporate Knights. To continue reading, click ...

    Recent News Feed January 08 2016 Read More

    “Shipping is a huge and crucial industry. As Rose George, author of Deep Sea and Foreign Going says ‘Without ships, half of the world would freeze and the other half would starve.’ It is also a largely opaque one.  As ...

    Recent News Feed December 02 2015 Read More

    With the lowest levels of foreign corruption enforcement in 9 years, the Department of Justice is rethinking its approach to corporate crime by targeting the worst offenders and individuals. Top officials have reaffirmed the agency’s dedication to fighting foreign corruption, stating that ...

    Recent News Feed November 11 2015 Read More

    “Earlier this week, sources close to a federal investigation into bribery allegations relating to some of Walmart’s foreign operations informed the Wall Street Journal that the three-year probe found “few signs of major misconduct” in Mexico. The same sources implied ...

    Recent News Feed October 23 2015 Read More

    Alexandra Wrage, TRACE President and Founder, sat down with Womanthology for a Q&A to discuss why women are less likely to pay bribes and how that could change in the future as greater gender balance in leadership positions is achieved. ...

    Recent News Feed October 14 2015 Read More

    TRACE Representative Martha Mallory spoke at the “Let’s Talk About Corruption” (“Hablemos de Corrupción“) conference on October 12, 2015 in Mexico City. Martha was part of a panel of industry experts discussing the topic “Legal Compliance is Good Business” (“La legalidad es un ...

    Recent News Feed October 12 2015 Read More

    The Institute of Internal Auditors in Spain (IIAS) invited David Ireland, TRACE Business Development Consultant in Europe, to talk about anti-bribery legislation during their monthly event “Mondays at the Institute” (“Lunes del Instituto”). In his presentation, Ireland highlighted the differences between the FCPA and the UK Bribery ...

    Recent News Feed September 30 2015 Read More

    Alexandra Wrage, spoke at a training workshop in Seychelles organized by the Citizens Democracy Watch Seychelles (CDWS) in collaboration with the U.S. embassy. The workshop brought together representatives from all the political parties of Seychelles, policy-makers and practitioners from the government, private sector, ...

    Recent News Feed September 15 2015 Read More

    “It started with executive salaries. Once thought to be a matter of great privacy, many countries now require disclosure of corporate salaries for executives at publicly-traded companies. Today no one, except perhaps the anachronistic leaders at soccer’s ruling body, FIFA, ...

    Recent News Feed August 18 2015 Read More