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Global launches ‘groundbreaking’ anti-bribery tool

Global launches ‘groundbreaking’ anti-bribery tool

Anti-bribery, corruption

A global law firm has launched a new tool which promises to put key aspects of worldwide anti-corruption laws at the users’ fingertips and consequently distil the “complex web” of global anti-bribery laws in one easy, digestible format.

Dentons announced yesterday that it has rolled out a first-of-its kind, free platform that compares and contrasts global anti-corruption laws across multiple jurisdictions.

The tool aims to draw on the knowledge and resources of the firm’s multidisciplinary team, putting forward key information to the user so that they can “quickly and easily learn about and compare various aspects of international anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws”.

The information currently held is from a list of 23 countries and contains 16 information points, “including a description of prohibited conduct, jurisdictional scope, whether promotional and facilitation payments are allowed, possible direct and ancillary penalties, whether deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements are available and links to statutory texts and enforcement resources".

According to the Denton’s website, the tool also provides links to statutory text and law enforcement resources.

In addition, the firm noted that the results of each individual search can easily be shared by email or on social media, and include the appropriate Dentons contact for follow-up support.

Speaking about the launch, Michelle J. Shapiro, partner in Dentons’ White Collar and Government Investigations group and creator of the tool, said: “We’re delighted to offer this value-add to our clients”.

“Our easy to use online platform draws on the knowledge, experience and resources of Dentons to distil the complex web of global anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws into a customisable, easy to digest format,” she said.

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