Global law firm Dentons recently announced the launch of its groundbreaking interactive web-based tool that puts key aspects of global anti-corruption laws at users’ fingertips, allowing for quick, customizable comparisons across multiple jurisdictions.
Leveraging Dentons’ global platform, the firm launched this first-of-its kind, free platform to allow corporate leaders to create customized user-friendly comparisons of the laws. Selecting from a list of 23 countries, with plans to expand, users can quickly learn about and compare laws from up to three countries, across a list of 16 key points.
Key points include:
A description of prohibited conduct;
Whether promotional and facilitation payments are allowed;
Possible direct and ancillary penalties;
Whether deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements are available; and
Links to statutory texts and enforcement resources.
The results of each individual search can easily be shared by e-mail or on social media and include the appropriate Dentons contact for follow-up support. The tool is also available for smartphone use.
Since its inception in 2010, the Global Anti-Corruption and Anti-Bribery Laws tool has evolved significantly. Originally a one-page handout comparing key distinctions between the USA Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and the U.K. Bribery Act 2010, it was updated to include additional countries in 2013 and again in 2017. Anticipating client need, creating value-added and practical tools for clients were the drivers behind the development of the user-friendly, online platform.