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A global look at anti-bribery enforcement activity

Jaclyn Jaeger | March 20, 2019

Europe’s anti-corruption efforts are escalating and now account for more than half of all foreign bribery investigations globally, surpassing the United States, which maintains the strongest overall enforcement record for bribery and corruption. Elsewhere around the world, domestic foreign bribery enforcement is on the rise, effectively resulting in many corporate enforcement actions.

Those are just a few key findings to come from the 2018 Global Enforcement Report conducted by anti-bribery group TRACE International. It serves as a helpful resource for compliance, risk, and legal teams that want to better understand which countries are enforcing anti-bribery laws or where bribery and corruption is prevalent to guide their risk management efforts.

The report provides a global glimpse into all known enforcement activity—investigations, enforcement actions, and declinations—starting with the first U.S. prosecutions of bribery cases in 1977, following enactment of the U.S...

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