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Anti-corruption developments in emerging markets

Jaclyn Jaeger | January 14, 2019

As companies look to expand their global footprint in emerging markets, they are met with an ever-present threat of corruption—a compliance risk that should be top of mind for compliance officers as more countries’ anti-corruption efforts and corruption scandals of historic proportions take the national stage.

In a recent webcast, a panel of anti-corruption experts with law firm Gibson Dunn shared some key insights into the latest anti-corruption developments in some of the world’s largest—but most corrupt—regions and offered some practical tips on how to do business in these countries without running afoul of anti-corruption laws. The regions, which are discussed in more detail below, include Asia, Russia, Latin America, and Africa.

China

In China, ongoing trade wars and political reform are causing a tremendous amount of market uncertainty, increasing commercial bribery risk on the ground there. Moreover, China’s economic growth rate is...

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