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Compendium Roundup: March 2017
March 31 2017

“Dutch bank ING Groep N.V. disclosed investigations by Dutch and U.S. authorities regarding corruption and money laundering related to VimpelCom. Nigeria filed charges against Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Eni SpA, alleging that the companies made...

Is Meat Becoming a High Risk Industry in Latin America?
March 28 2017

“On the heels of last month’s expansion of the Odebrecht investigation to the wider community of Latin American nations, Brazil has been moving ahead to solidify its status as one of the world’s most active investigators of corruption....

Anti-Bribery Compliance: Good for business and good for society
March 21 2017

“What would make you happier? More money? Better healthcare? A reduction in corruption? The latter is not the answer that would spring to most people’s minds, but data suggests that a country with high levels of bribery risk may have lower...

Training to Recognize Trafficking
March 14 2017

“An Uber driver in Sacramento picked up two women and a 16-year-old girl and brought them to a Holiday Inn. During the ride, the women discussed how the girl would be seeing “John” and the women would get money from him. After dropping...

The 2016 GER: Keeping the “Global” in “Global Enforcement Report”
March 8 2017

“In 1977, the U.S. Congress jump started the modern-day anti-corruption movement with its passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Since then—and at a growing pace—other countries have joined that movement by passing their own...

Notable increase in bribery enforcement worldwide according to TRACE’s 2016 Global Enforcement Report
March 2 2017

“TRACE’s annual Global Enforcement Report (GER) provides graphic and textual analyses of all known enforcement events (including investigations as well as enforcement actions*) since the first bribery cases were prosecuted in the United States...

Compendium Roundup: February 2017
March 1 2017

“This month, the UK Serious Fraud Office announced its investigation into ABB Ltd for suspected bribery and corruption related to Unaoil S.A.M. The Canadian corruption case against SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. ended this month after the prosecution...

Profiles in Kleptocracy – Hugo Chávez
February 28 2017

“He came to power as a populist, on promises to work for the people who catapulted him into the presidency. And he did—creating programs to feed and pension the poor. But he also swept aside established norms, ignored aspects of the...

February 2017 Quiz: Are You Up-to-Date on This Month’s Anti-Corruption News?
February 28 2017

“How closely have you been following the latest developments in the world of anti-bribery compliance? Are you up-to-date on the latest news? Take our quiz below to find out!

Anti-corruption Protest in Romania
February 21 2017

“Compliance Champion Spotlight
What is a Compliance Champion? A Compliance Champion is an individual or organization committed to fostering and raising the standards of anti-bribery compliance. TRACE Trends will include posts featuring...