Like Osborne Clarke, many of our clients transact business across multiple jurisdictions, exposing them to an array of international legal and regulatory risks. This may be particularly so in relation to bribery, where the actions of third parties can create potential criminal liability as business is transacted. Increasingly tough anti-bribery legislation has been adopted in many countries and enforcement agencies around the world are committing more resource and energy to target corrupt activity.
With that backdrop in mind, we have prepared a comparative guide providing an overview of the way in which bribery is policed in each of the jurisdictions in which we now practice.
This guide is intended to provide a quick-glance resource that will enable you to ensure that as your business continues to thrive, it does so free from the risk of bribery.
The table sets out the legislation, penalties, enforcement bodies and key recent cases in each Osborne Clarke jurisdiction. It also gives you the contact details for our lead lawyer for anti-bribery in each country.
Please do contact us for further advice on compliance programmes that will help ensure that your business does not encounter unintended risks or, in the event of an investigation arising, how this can be best addressed.