The aim of this guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic overview of the bribery & corruption law across a variety of jurisdictions.

Each chapter of this guide provides information about the current issues affecting bribery & corruption practice in a particular country and addresses topics such as the definition of bribery, regulation, compliance, liability and enforcement as well as insight and opinion and any upcoming legal changes planned for their respective country.

The Q&A template for each chapter has been provided by Joanna Ludlam of Baker McKenzie.

2nd Edition | Published: June 2019

Hot Topic: An overview of the Anti-Bribery Law in India: Key takeaways for Commercial Organizations

The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (“PC Act”) is the principal anti-bribery legislation in India. The PC Act criminalizes the following acts: Accepting or obtaining or attempting to accept or obtain an undue advantage by a public servant with the intention to perform or cause performance of public duty improperly or dishonestly or to forbear …

Hot Topic: Nikesh Tarachand Shah v. Union of India – Constitutionality of the pre-bail conditions provided in the Prevention of the Money Laundering Act, 2002

The question “Bail or Jail?” at the pre-trail stage, as famously pointed out by the famous Indian jurist, Hon’ble V R Krishna Iyer, shall always belong to the “blurred area of the criminal justice system”[1]. The Indian courts, in line with the Eight Amendment of the US Constitution, have acknowledged that ‘bail, not jail, is …

Angola

FBL Advogados

Argentina

Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi

Belgium

Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

Brazil

KLA-Koury Lopes Advogados

Canada

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

China

Global Law Office

Denmark

Kammeradvokaten / Poul Schmith

France

Visconti & Grundler

Germany

Klinkert rechtsanwalte

Greece

Anagnostopoulos

Ireland

Arthur Cox

Italy

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Japan

Atsumi & Sakai

Kenya

TripleOKlaw Advocates

Mexico

González Calvillo, SC

New Zealand

Simpson Grierson

Portugal

Rogério Alves & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL.

Romania

Popescu & Asociatii

Singapore

Drew & Napier LLC

United Kingdom

Baker McKenzie

United States

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP