Anti-corruption conventions and legislation have global reach and introduce compliance demands on companies to prevent bribery.

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Sapin II

The French anti-corruption law addressing transparency, anti-corruption, and economic modernization, the Sapin II law, entered into force on 1 June 2017).

UK Bribery Act 2010

The Bribery Act prohibits facilitation payments but includes ‘adequate procedures’ that provide companies with full legal defense if implemented correctly.

The United Nations Convention against Corruption

The United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is the most comprehensive anti-corruption convention, entering into force in December 2005.

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European Anti-Corruption Conventions

The European Anti-Corruption Conventions page provides quick overviews of key anti-corruption conventions from the Council of Europe and the European Union.

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OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

The OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions addresses bribery of foreign public officials.

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US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is the most widely enforced anti-corruption law in the world. View its key information here.

African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption

The African Union (AU) Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption, adopted in 2003, addresses corruption in the public and private sectors.

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Inter-American Convention Against Corruption (IACAC)

The Inter-American Convention against Corruption (IACAC), adopted in 1996, aims to promote and strengthen the mechanisms to combat corruption.

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Chinese Anti-Corruption Laws

Chinese anti-corruption laws are largely contained under the Criminal Law of the PRC and the Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the PRC.

Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA)

The Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) is the Canadian law to meet its obligations under the UN Convention against Corruption.

Russian Federal Anti-Corruption Law

Russia’s Federal Anti-Corruption Law prohibits facilitation payments but includes ‘adequate procedures’ that provide companies with a full legal defense if implemented correctly.

German Anti-Corruption Legislation

Germany’s anti-corruption laws impose strict demands on individuals and companies, including tough criminal and civil penalties. Read more.

Brazilian Clean Company Act

Brazil’s Clean Company Act 2014 holds companies responsible for their employees’ corrupt acts. Read more: