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Court moves to close Romanian anti-corruption body

BUCHAREST Romania - (APINTL) Officials and democracy activists on Tuesday criticized a move by a court to close down a government agency that reviews the assets of public officials including the court's judges and recommends prosecution for wrongdoing. Horia Georgescu, general secretary of the...

UK Bribery Act Delayed

When I saw there was a press release from the UK's Ministry of Justice, I was expecting an announcement of what it meant for a commercial organization to have "adequate procedures" to prevent bribery. That being the only affirmative defense under the Bribery Bill. It turns out that...

Greenberg Traurig Alert: Bribery Act 2010: Anti-Corruption Policies

The Bribery Act 2010 (the "Act") is due to come into force in April 2011. The Act will see the introduction of the new "corporate offence" of having failed to prevent bribery from occurring. The only defence to this strict liability offence will be to demonstrate that the company...