Regional Risk Spotlight: Baker & McKenzie Lawyers Discuss Italy’s Corruption Risks and Unique Compliance Model 

There is a growing trend, particularly in European countries, of implementing laws that outline the best practices for an anti-corruption compliance program and then allow a company to assert their effective compliance program as a defense to anti-corruption violations. Italy – a country riddled by corruption scandals, most publicly during the tenure of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi – has recently introduced an innovative set of laws that takes these proscriptive best practices a step further, particularly with regard to monitoring compliance programs. The Anti-Corruption Report recently spoke with Roberto Cursano and Aurelio Giovannelli of the Studio Professionale Associato of Baker & McKenzie located in Rome about the state of anti-corruption compliance in Italy. See previously “Analyzing Spain’s New Corporate Compliance Defense” (Apr. 6, 2016).

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