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January 2017 Quiz: Are You Up-to-Date on This Month’s Anti-Corruption News?
January 30 2017

“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!...

Protection of Whistleblowers in Rwanda
January 24 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...

Turning over a new leaf or getting lost in the weeds? News from the English country garden
January 17 2017

“As the New Year ushers in its perennial resolutions and new leaves are turned over left and right, the close of 2016 saw the UK’s Serious Fraud Office confirm that its investigation into Soma Oil & Gas Holdings Ltd had not borne fruit. In...

Government Officials in Israel
January 10 2017

“Chaim Gelfand is a Partner at Shibolet and Co. and head of its Anticorruption Compliance Practice— one of the first dedicated anticorruption compliance practices in any of Israel's first tier law firms. Chaim has been dealing with...

Indonesia: An Increasing Focus on Corruption Involving Private Companies
January 3 2017

“Today’s guest blog post is written by Richard Cornwallis and Ryan Budihardjo at Makarim & Taira S. (M&T), TRACE’s Partner Firm in Indonesia. M&T is one of Indonesia’s leading business law firms offering a full range of...

Anthropological Reflections: When Does a Gift Become a Bribe?
December 27 2016

“For many people, the holidays—a time of tradition and generosity—also represent a short respite from their day-to-day work and business obligations. That makes it an appropriate season to step back and think about the relation between...

Sweden Prepares for New Non-financial (and Anti-corruption) Reporting Rules
December 20 2016

“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...

Profiles in Kleptocracy: Viktor Yanukovych
December 13 2016

“In 2010 he became president, handily beating his adversary. While initially a controversial candidate, his campaign manager helped shape his image from a thug to a legitimate political contender. Calls that he was a puppet of Russia were decried,...

International Anti-Corruption Day: Starting Early to Change Attitudes About Corruption
December 9 2016

“Although corruption is a broadly entrenched social ill, each corrupt act is a decision made in its own specific place and time. To address the global problem of corruption, we need to focus our attention locally and join together in our individual...

Technology Makes Huge Leaks Possible; Can it Also Make Them Unnecessary?
December 6 2016

“The Panama Papers were a treasure trove of information about corporate shell games. That kind of massive-scale disclosure would have been impossible in earlier eras, before everything was digitally archived and could be leaked across the ocean at...



    Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I am delighted to start the second panel this morning of the Council on Foreign Relations workshop on the intersection of corruption and U.S. national interests. Today I will be leading the second panel, which is going to deal...
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    Last week, TRACE held its 13th Forum at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. Over 100 member companies contributed to a lively and extended exchange of best practices across the two-day event.
    Interestingly, for the first time, men and women were represented in...
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    After years of struggling with excess capacity and tight profit margins, the breakbulk industry facesa tough competitive climate. In these circumstances, one needs to be careful about any temptation to cut corners. Given the industry’s global characterand high degree...
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    US government officials have said that when assessing company culture as part of an FCPA investigation, they are looking for much more than just “tone at the top.”
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    A current trend in compliance training is gamification, or adding gaming elements to training modules, to encourage learning and engagement. You don’t have to overhaul your entire training program in order to participate in this trend. Below are three ways to...
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    On March 7 and 8, General Dynamics, joined by TRACE International and the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, found 150 participants eager to hear about business ethics in Romania, which has been swept by anti-corruption protests in recent months.
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    A nova “lista do Janot”, derivada das delações premiadas dos executivos da Odebrecht, além de deixar os políticos com as barbas de molho, também deve reforçar uma recente distinção adquirida pelo Brasil: a...
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    Foreign companies should always maintain close contacts with their local embassies should they need assistance in avoiding extortionate demands. Trade commissions, chambers of commerce and local business councils also may offer support in this domain.
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    It is a formula as old as business itself – the bribe, the backhander that greases the wheels of commerce. Rolls-Royce has recently learned to its great cost, however, that nowadays it is also a ticket to massive fines and reputational damage.
    As Brexit...
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    Corruption-based allegations can be crippling for any company. Compliance in this area of the law is of particular importance to companies who regularly use international consultants and sales representatives, commonly referred to as “intermediaries,” to develop...
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    These dinner dates aren’t like handing over briefcases filled with money. But it’s an issue, Wrage says, that keeps executives up at night worrying about the consequences of possible wrongdoing.
    How times have changed since November 2001, when Wrage founded...
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    Anti-bribery enforcement actions increased dramatically on a global scale over the past year, with the extractive industry facing the brunt of that activity.
    Those are just a couple of findings from the 2016 Global Enforcement Report (GER) conducted by anti-bribery...
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    Heydar Aliyev Prospekti, a broad avenue in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, connects the airport to the city. The road is meant to highlight Baku’s recent modernization, and it is lined with sleek new buildings. The Heydar Aliyev Center, an undulating wave of concrete...
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    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is the jewel in the crown of America’s fight against international business bribes and corporate favors. Intended to promote American business and foreign-policy ideals around the world, and give US companies a tool to battle...
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    Frauen spielen an der Spitze von Sportorganisationen allenfalls eine kleine Rolle. Dabei würde ihre Präsenz den Verbänden mehr als gut tun, sagt Alexandra Wrage von Trace International. Allerdings aus anderen Gründen als man denkt.
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    TRACE International has published its latest review of global anti-corruption enforcement, touting a dramatic increase in enforcement last year, led by U.S. authorities.
    Enforcement activity essentially doubled last year, according to the organization’s annual...
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    Known as an attractive manufacturing hub for labour-intensive and less capital-intensive industries, Vietnam provides trade and investment opportunities for Canadian companies in several sectors including aerospace, agriculture and agri-food, construction and...
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    Donald Trump has reiterated his promise to reform banking regulation in a meeting with 50 business leaders in Washington this week.Trump told a room of top execs that he still plans to go ahead with overhauling Dodd-Frank – the act brought into existence during the...
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    Global enforcement actions from bribery charges increased dramatically last year, according to a report released today by TRACE International, an anti-bribery organization.
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    The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office is reluctant to provide information to investigators in […]
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    A new report by TRACE International finds that enforcement actions against bribing government officials are rising globally. In its 2016 Global Enforcement Report, the anti-bribery organization observes a doubling in US enforcements last year and non-US actions doubled...
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    TRACE’s annualGlobal 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 following the enactment of...
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    There was a sharp rise in both US and non-US foreign bribery enforcement actions in 2016, according to a newly released report by Trace International.
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