This Guide provides lists of resources for researching various legal topics relating to anti-bribery law in international business. On tabs listing both online resources and print materials in our library, online resources generally appear first.
Available on Bloomberg Law: Click on Transactional Law tab > Select Transactional Legal Treatises > Select Doing Business Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act under the heading Risk & Compliance > Select § 13:2 The OECD
Section 13.2 provides a brief overview of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Anti-Bribery Convention.
Includes the official text of and commentaries on the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the 2009 Recommendation of the Council for Further Combating Bribery, the 2009 Recommendation on the Tax Deductibility of Bribes to Foreign Public Officials, and other related documents.
Includes links to reports on countries that have implemented the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, countries’ implementing legislation, and information on steps taken by countries to ratify and implement the convention.
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Includes links to a report on the steps taken by the United States to ratify and implement the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, reports and related materials from the OECD’s review of the United States’ implementation of the convention, and other related materials.
Includes links to other OECD resources on the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.
Selected Law Journal Articles
H. Lowell Brown, Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Under the 1998 Amendments to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Does the Government’s Reach Now Exceed its Grasp?, 26 N.C. J. Int’l L. & Com. Reg. 239 (2001)
Christopher F. Corr & Judd Lawler, Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t? The OECD Convention and the Globalization of Anti-Bribery Measures, 32 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 1249 (1999)
Eric Engle, I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends? Understanding the U.K. Anti-Bribery Statute, By Reference to the OECD Convention and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 44 Int'l Law. 1173 (2010).
Provides an overview of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (OECD Anti-Bribery Convention), current and emerging issues under it, and the status of its implementation and enforcement.
Describes the major elements of bribery as a criminal act under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, the Council of Europe’s Criminal Law Convention on Corruption, and the United Nations Convention against Corruption; addresses how the conventions can be introduced into national legislation; and gives practical guidance for monitoring countries’ compliance with and raising awareness of these conventions.