The Anti-Corruption Report

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By Topic: Australian Anti-Corruption Law

  • From Vol. 7 No.6 (Mar. 21, 2018)

    Significant Changes on the Horizon for Australia’s Anti-Bribery and Corruption Framework

    Over the past two years the Australian Government has introduced a number of reforms to its anti-bribery and corruption legislative regime. The new measures, which include new and enhanced bribery and books and record offenses, a DPA program and enhanced whistleblower protections, are designed to advance the country’s ability to combat overseas bribery and will bring Australia’s laws closer to a U.K. Bribery Act-model of anti-corruption law. In a guest article, Allen & Overy partner Jason Gray and his colleagues Caroline Marshall and Edward Einfeld unpack the legislative updates, outline Australia’s investigatory strategies and discuss the country’s increasing role in multinational corruption investigations. See “Australia’s Shifting Foreign Bribery Regime” (Dec. 2, 2015).

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  • From Vol. 4 No.25 (Dec. 2, 2015)

    Australia’s Shifting Foreign Bribery Regime

    Why has it been so difficult for Australian authorities to prosecute foreign bribery offenses, and is that changing?  The Australian Senate is currently investigating how foreign bribery cases are handled, Jason Gray and Alexander Calthrop, attorneys at Allen & Overy, explain in a guest article.  They examine Australia’s current foreign bribery regime, the incremental advancements that have been made since the OECD issued a critical report in 2012, as well as the shortfalls in the system likely to be considered by the Senate.  They also provide guidance on what companies exposed to Australian jurisdiction can do now to get ahead of the regulatory curve.  See also “K&L Gates Panel Reviews Anti-Corruption Enforcement in the U.S., the U.K., China, Australia, Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia and Russia,” The FCPA Report, Vol. 2, No. 21 (Oct. 23, 2013).

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  • From Vol. 2 No.21 (Oct. 23, 2013)

    K&L Gates Panel Reviews Anti-Corruption Enforcement in the U.S., the U.K., China, Australia, Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia and Russia

    With the spate of new anti-corruption laws around the globe, and the evolution of laws already on the books, “it is critical for a company to have on-the-ground information and local support” in structuring an effective anti-bribery and anti-corruption (ABAC) program and responding to regulatory action in all of the regions in which it operates.  So said Dick Thornburgh, former Attorney General of the United States and former Governor of Pennsylvania, introducing a recent webinar presented by K&L Gates LLP, where Thornburgh is now of counsel.  The K&L Gates speakers who followed Thornburgh shared their direct local experiences and examined the state of the ABAC laws in their regions of speciality.

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