CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws

13/04/2016

CMS presents the fourth edition of the CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws. The Guide assesses the laws in 34 countries and includes full coverage of the BRIC nations, as well as increased coverage in Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia), the Middle East (the UAE and Lebanon) and South America (Mexico). It also includes coverage of Turkey.

Since the last edition in 2014, tales of corruption have been almost a daily occurrence in the global press – with the Arab Spring (in part a mass response to corruption), FIFA and Brazilian “Car Wash” scandals to name but a few, highlighting that corruption can exist in many forms across many industries, sectors and jurisdictions, sometimes operating unchecked for many years at huge cost and harm. With unprecedented levels of press and public scrutiny, coupled with an ever-hardening attitude towards corruption, it is unsurprising that many countries are strengthening their existing laws and enforcement mechanisms and increasing the potential sanctions for wrongdoing, in an attempt to deter unethical behaviour.

In this Guide, we provide answers to the following key questions for each of the 34 jurisdictions: What are the offences? Who can be liable and when? What are the penalties? What are the defences?

The brochure can be downloaded here.

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