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The OECD Convention on Bribery
A Commentary

2nd Edition

Mark Pieth, Ingeborg Zerbes, Peter J. Cullen, Gregory S. Bruch, Akita N. Adkins, Maurice Harari, Delphine Jobin, Nicola Bonucci, Lucinda A. Low, Philip Urofsky, Hee Won (Marina) Moon
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  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107035744

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  • The OECD Convention on Bribery established an international standard for compliance with anti-corruption rules, and has subsequently been adopted by the thirty-four OECD members and six non-member countries. As a result of the Convention and national implementation laws, companies and managers now risk tough sanctions if they are caught bribing foreign officials. The UK Bribery Act 2010 is only one example of this development. The second edition of this, the only commentary on the Convention, provides law practitioners, company lawyers and academic researchers with comprehensive guidance on the OECD standards. It includes case examples as well as the FCPA Resource Guide 2012 and the 2009 OECD Recommendation for Further Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials with Annexes I and II.

    • Offers a comparative criminal law perspective by examining the implementation of the Convention in all OECD members and six non-member countries
    • Includes the 2009 OECD Recommendation for Further Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials with Annexes I and II, as well as the Phase 3 monitoring procedure and reports, in order to provide an overview of OECD standards and country monitoring
    • Includes the FCPA Resource Guide 2012 and discusses FCPA enforcement in the USA
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107035744
    • length: 860 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 44 mm
    • weight: 1.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Mark Pieth
    2. Article 1: the offence of bribery of foreign public officials Ingeborg Zerbes
    3. Article 2: the responsibility of legal persons Mark Pieth
    4. Article 3: sanctions Peter J. Cullen
    5. Article 3(3): seizure and confiscation Mark Pieth
    6. Article 4: jurisdiction Mark Pieth
    7. Article 5: enforcement Peter J. Cullen and Mark Pieth
    8. Article 6: statute of limitations Peter J. Cullen
    9. Article 7: money laundering Mark Pieth
    10. Article 8: accounting Gregory S. Bruch and Akita N. Adkins
    11. Articles 9-11: international co-operation Maurice Harari and Delphine Jobin
    12. Article 12: monitoring and follow-up Nicola Bonucci
    13. Articles 13-17: final provisions Nicola Bonucci
    14. The FCPA and the World Bank sanctions system: perspective of a corporate defence counsel Lucinda A. Low
    15. A resource guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - the US government's perspective on enforcing the FCPA Philip Urofsky and Hee Won (Marina) Moon.

  • Editors

    Mark Pieth, Universität Basel, Switzerland
    Mark Pieth is Professor of Criminal Law at Basel University and Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions. He serves as a Member of the Integrity Advisory Board of The World Bank Group (IAB) and is the founder and Chairman of the Board of the Basel Institute on Governance (BIG).

    Lucinda A. Low, Steptoe and Johnson LLP
    Lucinda A. Low is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Steptoe and Johnson LLP, where she heads the firm's anti-corruption practice. Her practice includes advice and counsel to companies in preventing and mitigating risks of corruption in international business transactions and operations, conducting internal corporate investigations, and representation of companies in government and World Bank and other IFI investigations and enforcement actions.

    Nicola Bonucci, OECD
    Nicola Bonucci is the OECD Director for Legal Affairs and the coordinator for accession. He focuses on general public international law issues, participating in the negotiation of international agreements, interpreting the basic texts of the Organisation, and providing legal opinions. Since 1997 he has been closely involved in the monitoring and follow-up of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.

    Contributors

    Mark Pieth, Ingeborg Zerbes, Peter J. Cullen, Gregory S. Bruch, Akita N. Adkins, Maurice Harari, Delphine Jobin, Nicola Bonucci, Lucinda A. Low, Philip Urofsky, Hee Won (Marina) Moon

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