June 2, 2021

Thesaurus : Doctrine

BURLINGAME, COPPENS, Karen, Roger, POWER, Noel & LEE, Dae Ho

Anti-Corruption Compliance: Global Dimension of Enforcement and Risk Management

Full reference : Burlingame, R., Coppens, K, Power, N. & Lee, D.H., Anti-Corruption Compliance: Global Dimension of Enforcement and Risk Management, in M.-A. (dir.), Compliance Tools, série "Régulations & Compliance", Journal of Regulation & Compliance and Bruylant, 2021, p. 199-208.


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Summary of the article (by Marie-Anne Frison-Roche)

The authors show that the authors certainly face a diversity of legal systems due to their multiple localization, but in reality in terms of fight against corruption the French authority, the English authority and the American authority develop similar requirements in a common spirit.

Indeed by reading the texts, in particular soft law, issued by the French Anticorruption Agency, the Department of Justice and the Serious Fraud Office, it appears that the primary concern is in the effectiveness of the compliance program adopted by companies. The authorities of the three countries also stress the need for the company's governing bodies to actively promote and disseminate the culture of anti-corruption compliance. For the three authorities, it is more precisely necessary that this program be adapted and tailor-made, that the governing body commits itself to its effective compliance and that a code of conduct, effective training and communication actions, the program to be based on structural internal investigation and whistleblowing mechanisms, and refer to an evaluation.

The authors show that beyond the specificities of each of the systems, the three authorities are united in the fight against corruption, which reduces the insecurity of internationally exposed companies.


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