Key Compliance Takeaways from the OECD Foreign Bribery Report

For the first time, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has studied the entirety of the bribery cases (427 of them) brought by its 41 signatories over the past 15 years.  Calling the results of its Foreign Bribery Report a “new weapon in the global push to fight corruption,” the OECD says its Report seeks to “enable governments, companies and civil society to better understand and combat this insidious crime.”  Among other things, the Report found more bribery than many expected in wealthy countries and a drop in cases over the past two years.  FCPA experts Steven Michaels, counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton and Juan Morillo, a partner at Quinn Emanuel, talked to the Anti-Corruption Report about how compliance officers can use these findings.  See our previous coverage of the Report, “OECD Launches ‘New Weapon’ in Global Push to Fight Corruption” (Dec. 3, 2014).

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