Published on 30 January 2013

Anti-corruption boom boosts consulting business

Anti-corruption boom boosts consulting business

The payment of kickbacks and corporate spying are well-established in the business world but now those involved are being hauled before the courts with growing frequency. The resulting anti-corruption cases have given rise to a new kind of sanction that has turned into a profitable line of business for private investigation and consulting firms.

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Spotlight UNITED STATES FRANCE 02/07/2014

France hones response to US DoJ 

Paris is increasingly concerned about US-appointed corporate monitors at flagship French companies such as Total, Alcatel-Lucent or Technip. Against the backdrop of negotiations for the appointment of yet another corporate monitor, this time at BNP Paribas, and the possibility that [...]


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Anti-corruption certificates catch on 

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UNITED STATES 14/11/2012

Ex ICC prosecutor gives anti-corruption advice 

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, whose nine-year term as chief prosecutor at the [...]

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UNITED STATES 21/03/2012

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UNITED STATES 22/02/2012

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Spotlight FRANCE 21/12/2011

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In a piece of legislation that looks set to open up a lucrative new market for corporate monitors, a new law making it possible for French companies to plead guilty to corrupting government officials was approved by France's Constitutional Council [...]

UNITED STATES 27/07/2011

Insurance for the corrupt 

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UNITED STATES 15/06/2011

Anti-corruption business booming 

Tougher regulations against illegal kickbacks to foreign officials in the [...]

UNITED STATES 16/02/2011

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Spotlight GHANA Africa Intelligence 31/08/2010

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Spotlight UNITED STATES EUROPE 07/04/2010

Integrity certificates to keep out of court 

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