Global Trends

John Davis

"International anti-corruption efforts continue to attract attention from companies, investors and governments of both exporting and host countries, and, in many places, populations in general..."

Australia

Since 1999, Australia has been a signatory to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Officials in International Business Transactions...

Brazil

Fabyola En Rodrigues

"Regarding the anti-corruption and investigations regulatory framework, there have been no substantial developments in 2018 and 2019..."

France

Laurent Cohen-Tanugi

"With France’s new anti-corruption law, Law Sapin II, in its second year of operation, the compliance landscape in the country has continued to undergo significant development..."

Germany

Niklas Auffermann, Wenke Brückner
FS-PP (Berlin), FS-PP

"As a continuing response to various high-profile cases of white-collar crime, there have been developments, including new legislative initiatives in the area of corporate sanctions law, anti-money laundering law and the protection of whistle-blowers..."

India

Rupinder Malik

"In 2018, we saw the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988 (POCA), the principal anti-­corruption legislation in India, receive its most significant overhaul since its inception..."

Japan

Kenichi Kinukawa, Kenichiro Omori, Kentaro Toda
TMI Associates, TMI Associates (London)

"On 1 June 2018, a new plea-bargaining system came into effect, which was introduced by amending the Code of Criminal Procedure in 2016..."

Mexico

"Following the creation and entry into force of the National Anti-Corruption System (NACS) in 2016 and 2017, respectively, as a result of the enactment of the landmark constitutional Anti-corruption Amendment of May 2015, the Mexican government has been facing the challenge of meaningful implementation of the NACS and other significant related challenges..."

Switzerland

Pierluca Degni, Sandro Vecchio
Archipel Law (Geneva), Archipel

"In the 2018 Corruption Perception Index, which was released by Transparency International in January 2019, Switzerland has been named the third-least corrupt country in the world in a key annual ranking..."

United States

John Davis

"The United States remains the most active country in the world in enforcing laws prohibiting foreign bribery against both corporations and individuals, primarily through the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and laws against money laundering and certain types of fraud..."