The OECD Convention on Bribery: A Commentary

The OECD Convention on Bribery: A Commentary


Edited by Mark Pieth, Edited by Lucinda A. Low, Edited by Peter J. Cullen

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  • Format: Hardback | 652 pages
  • Dimensions: 146mm x 230mm x 46mm | 1,179g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521868173
  • ISBN 13: 9780521868174
  • Sales rank: 1,665,977

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The OECD Convention is the first major international treaty specifically to address 'supply-side bribery' by sanctioning the briber. The OECD Convention establishes an international standard for compliance with anti-corruption rules by 36 countries, including the 30 OECD members and six non-member countries, with the leading OECD exporting countries receiving particular attention. This book is an article-by-article commentary which gives particular attention to the results of the OECD monitoring process as applied to state implementation. Companies in particular are at ever greater risk of legal and 'reputational' damage resulting from failure to comply with the anti-corruption standards set inter alia, by the OECD Convention. This book provides them with comprehensive guidance on the OECD standards. The commentary also constitutes a significant work of comparative criminal law. It is written and edited by persons who include experts involved in development of the Convention standards as well as academics and legal practitioners.

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Professor of Criminal Law at Basel University in Switzerland. Partner in the law firm Lachat Harari & Associates, Geneva, Switzerland. Head of the European criminal law section at the Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany.

Table of contents

Introduction; Article 1. The offence of bribery of foreign public officials Ingeborg Zerbes; Article 2. The responsibility of legal persons Mark Pieth; Article 3. Sanctions Peter J. Cullen; Article 3(3). Seizure and confiscation Mark Pieth; Article 4. Jurisdiction Mark Pieth; Article 5. Enforcement Peter J. Cullen; Article 6. Statute of limitations Peter Cullen; Article 7. Money laundering Mark Pieth; Article 8. Accounting Gregory S. Bruch and Akita Adkins; Article 9. Mutual legal assistance Maurice Harari and Anne Valerie Julen Berthod; Article 10. Extradition Maurice Harari and Anne Valerie Julen Berthod; Article 11. Responsible authorities Maurice Harari and Anne Valerie Julen Berthod; Article 12. Monitoring and follow-up Nicola Bonucci; Article13-17. Final provisions Nicola Bonucci; 18. The OECD convention - A US perspective on combating bribery in international business Lucinda A. Low; Bibliography.