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The New Corporate Challenge

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction: Corruption and Bribery: The Global Context

    1. Nick Kochan, Robin Goodyear
      Pages 1-16
  3. Threats

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
  4. Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Nick Kochan, Robin Goodyear
      Pages 29-54
    3. Nick Kochan, Robin Goodyear
      Pages 55-73
    4. Nick Kochan, Robin Goodyear
      Pages 74-88
  5. Corporate Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Nick Kochan, Robin Goodyear
      Pages 91-121
    3. Nick Kochan, Robin Goodyear
      Pages 122-133
    4. Nick Kochan, Robin Goodyear
      Pages 152-187
    5. Nick Kochan, Robin Goodyear
      Pages 188-193
  6. The Law Enforcement Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Nick Kochan, Robin Goodyear
      Pages 197-210
    3. Nick Kochan, Robin Goodyear
      Pages 211-218
  7. Conclusion: Bribery and Corruption, the Unfinished Business

    1. Nick Kochan, Robin Goodyear
      Pages 232-234
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 235-295

About this book


The dangers of involvement in corruption need to be embedded in corporate strategy. Companies' response to these dangers must also be reflected in their practices, particularly if operating outside its own borders. This book guides managers through the complexity of bribery issues with advice on how to implement anti-corruption strategies.


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About the authors

Nick Kochan is a leading British authority on corruption and white collar crime. He has provided an independent viewpoint on the global growth in organized crime for some 25 years. His most recent book, The Washing Machine, is an important overview of money laundering in a global context. Kochan has established connections at the highest levels of government, law enforcement, the judiciary and the financial sector in many developed and developing countries. Kochan has lectured on corruption to the Oxford University Department of Criminology as well as to UK government agencies. He is the author of books on a number of important cases of economic crime, such as The Guinness Affair (1987) and The Bank of Credit and Commerce International (1991). His biography of Gordon Brown, the former British prime minister, was well received. Kochan is an independent journalist and writes for many publications, including the Financial Times, the Observer, the Daily Telegraph and Euromoney magazine. Nick Kochan, who was educated at the University of Cambridge, appears regularly as a commentator on BBC television, radio and other media.

Robin Goodyear is a political researcher and analyst. He holds a BSc in Politics and International Relations from the University of Southampton, an MSc in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism from University College London and is a member of its Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction. Goodyear's research interests are diverse and include geopolitics, public and private sector
responses to crime and terrorism, strategic intelligence and the future of conflict. Most recently he has focused on current and future threats to national and international security facilitated by the globalization of corruption, and investigated how associated risks can be mitigated. Robin is particularly interested in the impact of bribery beyond its immediate economic effects and the relationship between cultures of corruption and various forms of extremism.

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'This is a well-written deeply thought out book. The authors display a great familiarity with the subject and with the issues and have written an informative and broad-based description of large scale corruption in modern commerce and the efforts to combat it.' John W. Moscow, Partner, Baker Hostetler

'The Bribery Act 2010 will revolutionise the law of England and Wales in relation to bribery and corruption. It will set new standards for businesses operating both in the UK and overseas and pose serious challenges which must be faced or risk a criminal prosecution. This book is a comprehensive guide through the new legislation, putting it in context and giving practical advice to people in business and those that advise them. The key to avoiding problems is to have in place 'adequate procedures'; this book contains all that corporates need to know to meet the new requirements and to deal with law enforcement if the worst happens. This is the first book of its kind and should be the first port of call for all corporates large and small and wherever they conduct business.' Rosalind Wright, Director, Serious Fraud Office, 1997 2003

'Anyone concerned about the actualities of risk, whether in terms of exposure to the harm that bribery causes or perhaps more significantly in terms of management, to the legal, regulatory and reputational risks that arise as a result of non-compliance, will find this work of real and practical assistance. The authors present a dynamic discussion of corruption viewed from several perspectives, including that of the corporate world and those engaged in enforcement. The issues are complex and often defy the simple solutions proffered by more simplistic commentators. This work not only informs but provides much needed guidance and a good bit of practical advice.' Professor Barry Rider, Counsel, BryanCave

'Coming on the heels of the enactment of the UK Bribery Act, Nick Kochan and Robin Goodyear have provided a timely and needed contribution to the growing field of corruption studies. This treatise is an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand

not only how to comply with the UK Bribery Act, the FCPA, or other anticorruption laws, but also why governments have turned anticorruption enforcement from an enforcement backwater into the biggest risk-management concern of any multinational

concern.' Gregory Husisian, Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP