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Photo Credit: The 7 Day Travel  Since coming to power in November 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping has made it his mission to further legitimize the authority of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In an effort to do so, Xi and his administration, have embarked on an unprecedented and far-reaching campaign against corruption. Ever since… Read More

Photo Credit: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) CIPE Director of Multiregional Programs Anna Kompanek conducted the interview on June 29th at the Washington, D.C. office of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) division at the United States Department of State Can you introduce yourself and state your role at… Read More

Photo Credit: OECD Integrity Forum (via Flickr) The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum, held annually for five years now at the OECD headquarters in Paris, is the leading international event on integrity and anti-corruption. I had the opportunity to attend the 2017 edition, learn from the other participants,… Read More

Photo Credit: NBBJ (via http://www.nbbj.com/work/samsung-r5-research-building-and-landscape/#) On February 28, 2017, Samsung unveiled the “Business Renovation Proposal” (The Proposal, hereinafter) on its official website. The Proposal contains several measures aimed at strengthening Samsung’s transparency and compliance mechanisms, as a result of the conglomerate’s involvement in the recent political scandal in South Korea. Samsung is suspected to have illegally given approximately… Read More

Photo Credit: Robert (via Flickr) In January 2017, Rolls-Royce, one of the world’s largest luxury-car and aircraft engine manufacturers, agreed to pay $800 million in a global settlement with the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and Brazilian prosecutors. Rolls-Royce acknowledged that in the course of three decades it… Read More

Photo Credit: Wikipedia via https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Flags_south_america.png What makes the Odebrecht case so special? In December 2016, Brazil’s biggest construction company Odebrecht and its petrochemical subsidiary Braskem agreed to pay at least $3.5 billion to Brazilian, US, and Swiss authorities in a multi-country Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) settlement. Aside from this record-breaking settlement, the Odebrecht case… Read More

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