Co-Chair
Adriana Dantas

Co-Chair
Andrew M Levine

Anti-Corruption Committee

The Anti-Corruption Committee provides an international forum for private and public-sector practitioners to meet and discuss anti-corruption laws, compliance practices, enforcement trends and asset recovery issues.

About the Committee

The Anti-Corruption Committee provides an international forum for private and public-sector practitioners to meet and discuss anti-corruption laws, compliance practices, enforcement trends and asset recovery issues.

It facilitates the sharing of best practice and the regular communication of legal and other developments, including new legislation, case-law, prosecution guidance and government policy, as well as developments in civil society, the private sector and international organisations. Committee members have the opportunity to assist one another in understanding transnational corruption, share domestic legal expertise and extend their professional experience internationally.

The committee’s regular conferences and newsletters allow members to stay abreast of developments in this fast-moving area and form a better understanding of the anti-corruption standards and practices in different countries.

The committee wishes in particular to assist practitioners in areas where anti-corruption laws and procedures are relatively under-developed or under-enforced.

Forthcoming conferences and webinars View All Conferences

Projects, Reports and Resolutions

2023 Anti-Corruption Survey

Corruption affects us all – no jurisdiction is immune and efforts to improve anti-corruption laws, regulations, enforcement and compliance must remain constant.

The fight against corruption is a priority for many countries, with enhanced focus currently reported in China, Ukraine, the US and parts of Latin America, all noting that the corrosive impact of bribery and corruption undermines government and civil society efforts to improve sustainability, create legitimate climate crisis solutions and ensure a healthy financial environment, among others. The notion of justice ceases to have meaning without trying to prevent and address corruption.

The International Bar Association has recently launched an anti-corruption survey for the legal profession. Available in four languages (English, French, Spanish and Portuguese), we want to understand the issues faced by lawyers around the world, their awareness of the risks, the laws and the international implications. Only with data can we determine most effective action.

Calling all lawyers around the world – this will take less than ten minutes to participate and help us address the issues for the legal profession. The link the short survey is below.

Take the survey

IBA Anti-Corruption Committee interview with Tina Søreide and Mark Pieth – January 2024

In this interview, Kara Brockmeyer, Co-Chair of the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee’s Non-trial Resolutions of Bribery Cases Subcommittee and partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, speaks with Tina Søreide, Professor of Law at Economics at the Norwegian School of Economics, and Mark Pieth, Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Basel, on the subject of best practices for effectively preventing corruption and the recent publication of the Elgar Concise Encyclopedia of Corruption Law, which Søreide and Pieth authored..

IBA Anti-Corruption Committee interview with Dr Klaus Moosayer - Dec 2022

In the seventh interview in the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee’s series, Volker D Popp, Senior Vice President, AlixPartners; IBA Anti-Corruption Committee, interviews Dr Klaus Moosmayer, Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance officer of Novartis.

IBA Anti-Corruption Committee interview with Justice Richard Goldstone - April 2022

In the sixth interview in the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee’s series, Leopoldo Pagotto, Senior Chair of the Committee and a partner at FreitasLeite Advogados in São Paulo, interviews Justice Richard Goldstone, Honorary President of the IBA’s Human Rights Institute, a member of the IBA Council and a member of the Board of Directors of Integrity Initiative International.

IBA Anti-Corruption Committee interview with Nick Chan - February 2022

In the fifth interview in the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee’s series, Hin Han Shum, the Committee’s Young Lawyers’ Committee Liaison Officer and a senior associate at Squire Patton Boggs in Hong Kong, interviews Nick Chan, a partner at Squire Patton Boggs in Hong Kong, a HKSAR Medal of Honour recipient and a publicly elected member of the 13th National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China.

IBA Anti-Corruption Committee interview with Paul Massaro - January 2022

In the fourth episode of a series hosted by the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee, Pascale H Dubois, an Independent International Anti-Corruption Advisor, interviews Paul Massaro, Senior Policy Advisor at the US Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Pascale and Paul discuss the latest US initiatives in the field of anti-corruption.

IBA Anti-Corruption Committee interview with Daniëlle Goudriaan - October 2021

In this third episode, Nicole Bonucci, who is a partner of Paul Hastings LLP and is a member of the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee Advisory board interviews Danielle Goudriaan, European Prosecutor at the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO).

IBA Anti-Corruption Committee interview with Kate Cameron Atkinson - August 2021

The second in a series of interviews conducted by the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee with compliance practitioners across the globe. This time we speak to Kate Cameron Atkinson, Chair of Miller & Chevalier, Washington, DC.

IBA Anti-Corruption Committees interview with Homero Andretta Junior - July 2021

Episode 1 of the IBA Anti-Corruption Interview Series - a series of 15 minute interviews with a range of anti-corruption practitioners. Our guest this time is Attorney for Brazil and Director of International Affairs, Homero Andretta Junior.

Ukraine: IBA Anti-Corruption Committee creates taskforce to aid reconstruction efforts (published 2022

The International Bar Association (IBA) has created a special task force to help Ukraine address, and avoid, the common pitfalls countries make during the reconstruction process following war or natural disasters. The Task Force will focus on anti-corruption and compliance-related matters with the aim of helping to reduce the loss of valuable international community resources to corrupt practices. It is often reported that jurisdictions trying to rebuild after devastation do not receive resources intended for them due to corruption and/or poor compliance controls.

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The Anti-Corruption Committee’s Submission to OECD Draft Risk Assessment Toolkit for SMEs (published 2021)

Having an appropriate risk assessment is a key step to help mitigate bribery and corruption risks before they materialise, and this risk assessment toolkit will assist SMEs, especially those that are new entrants to global supply chains, in formulating their anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance policies appropriate for their industry sector, size and available resources. This submission focuses on the regulatory requirements and best practices adapted in key jurisdictions, namely the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Colombia and Italy, which will enable SMEs to detect, monitor, counter and manage the challenges of bribery and corruption.

Download the submission

'Going for Broke': Can insolvency proceedings help recover corrupt assets? (published 2019)

Acknowledging the high price of corruption, some governments and international institutions are attempting to return stolen assets to public coffers. The UNODC-World Bank Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) is committed to supporting such efforts.

A recently launched new book - Going for Broke, written by StAR jointly with the IBA, through the Asset Recovery Subcommittee of the Anti-Corruption Committee, outlines an underutilized way to pursue the restitution of corrupt funds: insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings. These proceedings offer a suite of alternative tools and procedures that can, in certain circumstances, cut through the red tape and return stolen assets to victims.

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Structured Settlements for Corruption Offences: Towards Global Standards (published 2018)

In 2016, the Structured Criminal Settlements Subcommittee (SCSS) of the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee commenced a two-year project entitled, ‘Towards Global Standards in Structured Settlements for Corruption Offences.’ The objective of this project was to map the evolving settlement practices for corruption cases of countries across the globe. The project hopes to add to the growing discussion on whether, and to what extent, there is a need for global standards.

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Anti-Corruption Law and Practice Report 2017: Innovation in Enforcement and Compliance

This report, produced by the Drivers of Corruption Subcommittee, outlines the latest trend and debates in enforcement and compliance innovation.

It explores seven key areas at the centre of reform and debate: negotiated/structured settlements; corporate criminal liability; corruption and human rights; whistleblowing; internal investigations; collective action; and corporate compliance and behavioural regulation.

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Anti-Corruption Strategy for the Legal Profession

An IBA, OECD and UNODC initiative to raise awareness of international corruption among legal professionals.

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Resolutions

Publications

Webinar report: EU Whistleblower Directive: status of its implementation and related issues

A session report for the Anti-Corruption webinar ‘EU Whistleblower Directive: status of its implementation and related issues.

Released on Feb 08, 2024

World Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders

This report primarily highlights the immediate and very concerning threats that fake content industry with AI technology, as well as political and social upheavals, poses to journalism around the globe.

Released on Aug 22, 2023

Report from 19th Annual IBA Anti-Corruption Conference – Panel 3

A report on a session from the 19th Annual IBA Anti-Corruption Conference, held 13–14 June in Paris, France.

Released on Aug 22, 2023

New regulation on whistleblowing in Italy: the role of the Supervisory Body and coordination with internal group reporting channels

On 9 March 2023, The Council of Ministers approved Legislative Decree 24/2023, which transposes the European Union Directive on the ‘Protection of individuals who report violations of EU regulations’ into Italian law.

Released on Aug 22, 2023

Subcommittees and other groups

The Anti-Corruption Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.