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Entries in World Bank (70)

Monday
Nov172014

Public Wrongs, Private Actions: Civil Lawsuits to Recover Stolen Assets

With most enforcement pressure bearing down on corporate supply side bribe payers, it is no surprise that the business community feels beleaguered. The fundamental unfairness is of course the impunity with which bribe takers operate, a frequent topic on the FCPA Blog.

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Thursday
Nov062014

Collective Action: A new approach to combat corruption (Part 8)

Before I move on to the concluding posts in this series on Collective Action, I’d like to respond to some of the comments which you have made over the last few weeks. In this post I’d like to talk about the role of the World Bank in promoting Collective Action.

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Thursday
Oct302014

In defense of the Caldwell Doctrine (in reply)

Yesterday's post on Leslie Caldwell's vision of the FCPA elicited a number of comments. And I do love a good back-and-forth.

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Monday
Oct272014

Jokowi has a plan

Economist Vito Tanzi once said that when rules can be used to extract bribes, more rules will be created. And when more rules appear, more bribes will be needed to bargain down the red tape, and so on.

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Tuesday
Oct142014

Protecting the integrity of World Bank initiatives to combat corruption

Image courtesy of the World BankWorld Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim recalls the question Paul Volcker posed to a group of anti-corruption leaders assembled in Washington, D.C.: "If the World Bank doesn’t take the lead against corruption, who else is going to do it?"

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Thursday
Oct022014

Swiss court accepts guilty plea from former SNC-Lavalin exec

Riadh Ben Aissa, from an SNC-Lavalin publicity photoSwitzerland's federal crime court accepted a plea deal Wednesday between prosecutors and Riadh Ben Aissa, SNC-Lavalin's former head of construction, and sentenced him to time served.

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Thursday
Oct022014

Eric Holder and the international coalition against graft

Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of JusticeFCPA enforcement has waxed and waned during Eric Holder's six-year tenure as U.S. Attorney General. But that's not the whole picture. During the same time, global anti-corruption enforcement has picked up speed and is more robust today than ever. Enforcement actions are breaking out all over -- from Japan to Canada, from the UK, Italy, France and Germany to Australia, and across Scandinavia to Africa and South America. The enforcement world is now a different place.

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Thursday
Sep252014

Resource Alert -- Anti-Corruption Law and Compliance: Guide to the FCPA and Beyond

Bloomberg/BNA has just published Anti-Corruption Law and Compliance: Guide to the FCPA and Beyond by Kevin Abikoff, John Wood and Michael Huneke.

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Thursday
Sep112014

Former Dentons Canada partner charged with extortion, obstruction in SNC-Lavalin case

Police in Canada have charged a prominent lawyer who formerly headed the tax practice at the Montreal office of Dentons Canada LPP for an alleged plot against a potential witness in the sprawling corruption case involving the SNC-Lavalin Group and several former executives.

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Wednesday
Sep102014

State Department event focuses on corruption and human rights

Shruti Shah, a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog and the senior policy director for Transparency International - USA, talked about corruption and human rights during a September 3 event sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

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