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Report: Europe makes up majority of U.S. bribery investigations

Jaclyn Jaeger | March 9, 2016

The majority of U.S. investigations and enforcement actions concerning alleged bribery of foreign officials conducted against non-U.S. companies and individuals involved companies or individuals from Europe, according to a new report issued today by anti-bribery group TRACE International.

According to TRACE’s 2015 Global Enforcement Report, the United States leads the way in investigations. Of the 251 ongoing foreign bribery investigations conducted by authorities in 27 countries, 126 were being conducted by the United States—almost five times as many as the United Kingdom, the country with the second highest total. The remaining 97 were brought by 24 other nations.

Of U.S. investigations concerning alleged bribery of foreign officials conducted against non-U.S. companies and individuals, the highest number involved companies or individuals in the United...

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