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Anti Bribery Laws In Common Law Jurisdictions

Author : Stuart H. Deming
ISBN : 9780199737710
Genre : Law
File Size : 34.54 MB
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Deming provides a comprehensive analysis of the foreign bribery laws, and related laws and regulations, in all of the major common law jurisdictions. For each jurisdiction, careful attention is given to laws that may expose an individual or entity to private or commercial bribery in foreign settings as well as to the application of laws relating to money laundering and accounting and record-keeping practices to situations involving foreign bribery. Throughout, special attention is given to explaining the criteria used in each jurisdiction to establish liability on the part of an entity or organisation.
Category: Law

Modern Bribery Law

Author : Jeremy Horder
ISBN : 9781107018730
Genre : Law
File Size : 22.9 MB
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This critical analysis of the Bribery Act 2010 provides international and EU comparisons and evaluates its enforcement and asset-recovery prospects.
Category: Law

Sovereign Finance And The Poverty Of Nations

Author : Yvonne Wong
ISBN : 9780857935038
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 71.49 MB
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''Yvonne Wong''s book is one of the best treatments of the Odious Debt problem in the literature. It is thorough, balanced and yet manages to be creative. I have already used an early version in my International Debt class and the discussions that were generated were excellent. For anyone seeking to tackle this age old problem, I highly recommend this book.'' Mitu Gulati, Duke University, US''With some excellent historical research and important analysis of "odious debt" accumulation and sovereign debt restructuring mechanisms in modern times, this book is placing the issue of "odious debt" at the heart of International law. Thus, it will prove an indispensable companion to any scholar or policy-maker who wishes to gain a multi-prismatic understanding of "odious debt" illegality and its implications for the welfare of entire nations.'' Emilios Avgouleas, University of Edinburgh, UK''Whenever a strict application of the law produces a result that is at variance with a general sense of what is morally right, trouble is surely in the offing. This is the central thesis of Yvonne Wong''s Sovereign Finance and the Poverty of Nations. When is it legally permissible, when is it ethically acceptable, for a sovereign borrower to disavow a debt incurred in the name of the sovereign state, but not for its (or its citizens'') benefit? And if debts incurred by unscrupulous politicians in one era can be disowned by their successors later on under gauzy notions of "illegitimacy" or "odiousness", what will prevent future unscrupulous politicians from casually dishonoring sovereign obligations that they would just prefer not to pay? These are deep waters, legally and morally. Wong has given us a fascinating insight into one of the most disquieting issues in international financial law.'' Lee C. Buchheit, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, US''This book provides a very valuable contribution to the discussion about odious debts in that it, quite successfully, structures the often rather elusive argumentation. By developing a new and stringent approach to the emergence of a valid legal concept of odious debts, the author presents a fresh perspective to its underlying evaluations and allows, thus, a re-consideration of the need for effective rules in this context. This book will certainly influence fundamentally the future debate of odious debts.'' Christoph G. Paulus, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany''Saddam Hussein was overthrown and executed, but his successors to power are still liable for the debts that he contracted for the nation. Odious regimes can create debts without consent or benefit of their citizens who must subsequently repay them. This fact puzzles both international law specialists and intellectuals who read magazines like The Economist. Theresult seems wrong, but the right solution is elusive. Yvonne Wong''s important and timely book solves some of the puzzles by using methods and theories from international law, economics, and political science. It explains the law and politics inherent in sovereign debt arrangements, and proposes a new legal framework for odious debt.'' From the foreword by Robert CooterNational debts incurred by illegitimate regimes against the best interests of the citizens is a serious problem of international economics and politics. These sovereign debts, often referred to as odious debts, deplete the public purse and create an ongoing financial liability that serves to constrain investment and economic growth, and conspires to keep millions in poverty. This important and timely book explains the legal principles and politics involved in the issue of odious debts, and sovereign debt arrangements more generally. The author goes beyond abstract arguments and proposes legal rules and international regulation that should be put in place to create the right incentives to stop the transmission of odious debts. Her proposal is for a registration scheme for sovereign debt, and the imposition of positive duties on financiers who provide loans to sovereign borrowers.Sovereign Finance and the Poverty of Nations will appeal to students, academics, debtactivists, policymakers, international finance practitioners and anyone with a general interest in sovereign finance affairs.
Category: Business & Economics

Left Out Of The Bargain

Author : Jacinta Anyango Oduor
ISBN : 9781464800870
Genre : Business & Economics
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Over the past decade, countries have increasingly used settlements that is, any procedure short of a full trial to conclude foreign bribery cases and have imposed billions in monetary sanctions. There exists a gap in knowledge, however, regarding settlement practices around the world and the disposition of these monetary sanctions notably through the lens of recovery of stolen assets. Left out of the Bargain, a study by the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR), provides an overview of settlement practices by civil and common law countries that have been active in the fight against foreign bribery. Using the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) as its point of reference, the study addresses concerns voiced by the international community: What happens to the money associated with the settlements, and is it being returned to those most directly harmed by the corrupt practices? And what can be done to assist those countries harmed by foreign bribery? Left out of the Bargain has found that 395 settlement cases took place between 1999 and mid-2012, resulting in a total of US$6.9 billion in monetary sanctions imposed against companies and individuals. Of this amount, nearly US$6 billion came from settlements that took place in a country different from that of the allegedly bribed foreign public officials. But only about US$197 million, or 3 percent, has been returned or ordered returned to the countries whose officials were accused of accepting bribes. Left out of the Bargain urges countries whose officials were allegedly bribed to intensify their efforts to investigate and prosecute the providers and recipients of foreign bribes, hence improving these countries' prospects for recovery of assets lost through corruption. The study also calls for more proactive international cooperation and coordination to ensure that all affected countries are afforded the opportunity to seek redress for harms suffered and for the recovery of assets thus fulfilling the principles set out in UNCAC.
Category: Business & Economics

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Handbook

Author : Robert W. Tarun
ISBN : 1604429518
Genre : Law
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Identifies all of the major FCPA risk areas and then offers very thoughtful and practical suggestions for how companies can most effectively address these risks and conduct credible investigations. You'll find information on anti-bribery conventions; board of directors and management responsibilities; transaction issues and considerations; gifts, travel, lodging and entertainment; charitable donations and political contributions; and conducting and defending an FCPA Investigation.
Category: Law

Corporate Criminal Liability

Author : Mark Pieth
ISBN : 940070674X
Genre : Law
File Size : 26.93 MB
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With industrialization and globalization, corporations acquired the capacity to influence social life for good or for ill. Yet, corporations are not traditional objects of criminal law. Justified by notions of personal moral guilt, criminal norms have been judged inapplicable to fictional persons, who ‘think’ and ‘act’ through human beings. The expansion of new corporate criminal liability (CCL) laws since the mid-1990s challenges this assumption. Our volume surveys current practice on CCL in 15 civil and common law jurisdictions, exploring the legal conditions for liability, the principles and options for sanctioning, and the procedures for investigating, charging and trying corporate offenders. It considers whether municipal CCL laws are converging around the notion of ‘corporate culture’, and, in any case, the implications of CCL for those charged with keeping corporations, and other legal entities, out of trouble.
Category: Law

Implementing The Oecd Anti Bribery Convention

Author : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124285672
Genre : Business & Economics
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Under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, "The Convention against Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions", each of the 30 OECD Members and 5 associate members commits to outlaw bribery of foreign public officials and submits to a rigorous review of its legal provisions and enforcement efforts. The Convention entered into force in 1999. Country reviews are carried out by the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions whereby all Parties to the Convention are represented. Each country report examines how national laws and rules implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, how enforcement is assured and how related civil law aspects are applied in practice. Reports in this series present Phase II findings including what works well in countries as well as shortcomings in the effective prevention, detection and prosecution of foreign bribery cases. Key national legal provisions are also included.--Publisher's description.
Category: Business & Economics

International Trade Law

Author : Indira Carr
ISBN : 9781317973973
Genre : Law
File Size : 28.64 MB
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"International Trade Law offers comprehensive analysis of international sale transactions through case law, policy documents, legislation, international conventions and rules adopted by international organisations such as the ICC."--
Category: Law