The law and practice relating to corruption and the misuse of public office is of global importance. The first two editions of this book provided a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the law relating to corruption as it had been shaped over recent years. This new edition has been fully revised and updated to cover all major developments since the publication of the second edition, and to reflect the increasing importance of the fight against corruption worldwide.
Expanded coverage of topics includes: examination of sector specific initiatives including a new chapter on sport; expanded coverage of the FCPA; civil and criminal mechanisms for recovering the proceeds of corruption; and new material on setting standards in the private sector. The third edition covers the laws and regulations of overseas jurisdictions including China, Russia and the UAE and developing countries such as Kenya. The book considers the broadening scope of corruption and its
intersection with questions of integrity in public life and examines lobbying and the move towards open government.
Written by leading practitioners with extensive experience of handling corruption cases, the book provides a clear exposition of the current law. It examines the legal and practical issues relating to the investigation and prosecution of corruption cases and includes coverage of specialist areas such as recovering the proceeds of corruption.
Corruption cases often span jurisdictions. This book enables practitioners to handle any aspect of a corruption case by providing them with detailed analysis of the international efforts to combat corruption, and the legal developments taking place in key jurisdictions and regions covered by UN, EU, OECD, the Commonwealth, and other regional anti-corruption initiatives.
Colin Nicholls QC of 3 Raymond Buildings is a leading international criminal lawyer specializing in complex commercial crime cases, extradition, criminal mutual assistance, human rights and war crimes. He was a member of the Law Commission's informal advisory group on bribery in 2007 and gave evidence to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Bribery Bill in 2009. He is a member of the Law Commission's judicial and practitioner advisory group on reforming the offence of misconduct in public office and was a member of TI/UK's Taskforce on a proposal to introduce Unexplained Wealth Orders, work which led to their introduction in the Criminal Finances Bill. He has been a part time judge and is an Honorary Life President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association. Tim Daniel is an independent consultant in London with the US firm Cooley LLP, the successor in title to his previous law firms. He continues to practise public international law, and to be engaged in asset recovery matters for States. He is a former hon. Joint Treasurer of the British Branch of the ILA and a former Treasurer of the Commonwealth lawyers Association. Alan Bacarese is a leading specialist in corruption (domestic and trans national), money laundering, mutual legal assistance and fraud, with a wealth of experience as a former UK Senior Crown Prosecutor and the first Head of Legal and Case Consultancy at the International Centre for Asset Recovery, Basel, Switzerland. Alan Bacarese is currently Director of Anti-Corruption Asset Recovery at international consultancy Stream House AG and an External Member of the Inter-American Banks Sanctions Committee. James Maton is the London Head of Litigation of law firm Cooley. His anti-corruption practice includes advising companies on effective training and compliance programs, internal reviews and enquiries, and responding to external investigations. James has advised Governments worldwide on cases to recover the proceeds of corruption or compensation for corrupt acts, including acting in civil cases in London and strategic management of programmes of cases internationally. He has also advised developing countries on the legislation and systems required to recover proceeds of corruption. He was a member of TI(UK)s Taskforce on a proposal to introduce Unexplained Wealth Orders, work which led to their introduction in the Criminal Finances Bill. John Hatchard is Professor of Law at the University of Buckingham, School of Law; co- Director of the University of Buckingham Centre for Extractive Energy Studies and a Vice-President of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association. He has taught at universities in Australia, the United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe and has written widely on criminal law, human rights and good governance issues with particular reference to the Commonwealth and Africa.