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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek | OECD, Global | 12 Apr 2016

OECD discusses settlements in foreign bribery cases: best practices likely

The OECD hosted its first ministerial meeting on the Anti-Bribery Convention on 16 March 2016. Topics discussed included the role of negotiated


De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek | United Kingdom | 9 Dec 2015

First penalty under UK Bribery Act for failure to prevent bribery

Brand-Rex Limited in the UK has become the first company to be penalised for violating section 7 of the UK Bribery Act 2010. Scotland's Civil


De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek | OECD | 13 Oct 2015

Almost 90 of the countries violates obligations under OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

Transparency International's annual progress report shows that only a meagre 10 of the countries that signed the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention 16


De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek | USA, United Kingdom | 10 Sep 2014

Serious Fraud Office secures first contested conviction for overseas corruption

A court in the United Kingdom recently sentenced four former employees of Innospec, Ltd. for conspiracy to commit corruption. Two of the four


De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek | Netherlands, United Kingdom, Global | 10 Sep 2014

Transparency International publishes new guidance to counter small bribes

In June 2014, Transparency International published new guidance on countering small bribes, including "facilitation payments". Countering small


De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek | USA, Netherlands | 9 Jul 2014

Trends stronger anti-bribery enforcement at home may keep US authorities at bay

US authorities take forceful action against foreign corrupt practices, including against Dutch companies. This can result in serious financial and


De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek | European Union | 10 Mar 2014

The European Commission’s first Anti-Corruption Report

The European Commission, in its first EU Anti-Corruption Report, shows that there is no corruption-free zone in Europe and that corruption affects


De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek | Global | 11 Nov 2013

Transparency International’s guide on bribery risk assessment

Transparency International's recently published Guide provides in-depth advice on how to conduct an effective bribery risk assessment, based on real


De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek | Netherlands | 11 Feb 2013

OECD report on implementation of anti-bribery convention in the Netherlands

The OECD concluded in a report at the end of 2012 that the Netherlands should increase its efforts to enforce foreign anti-bribery laws. According to


De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek | USA | 11 Feb 2013

Allianz agrees to pay settlement for violating the FCPA

Allianz SE ("Allianz") has agreed to pay USD 12,396,423 to settle charges of violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"). The FCPA

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