IBA launches global anti-corruption survey

The survey is open to all legal practitioners in all jurisdictions

IBA launches global anti-corruption survey

The International Bar Association has announced the launch of a new anti-corruption survey to gather data on the existence and effectiveness of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering legislation at a global level.

Launched by the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee and the IBA Legal Policy and Research Unit, with input from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the survey builds on the work of the IBA over the last two decades on the risks and challenges posed by corruption to the legal profession.

Open to all legal practitioners in all jurisdictions, the survey aims to explore what is working and what has changed in terms of global regulations and best practices, as well as to elicit lawyers’ responses to the evolution of regulations designed to combat the transfer of illegal assets within their jurisdictions.

“The IBA has always championed the fight against corruption and vocally promoted the profession’s core values,” said Andrew Levine, Co-Chair of the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee. “This survey represents a new charge in our efforts to protect the rule of law from abuse of power and foreign bribery. It is paramount that the IBA, the profession’s global voice, leads the way in standing against corruption and the systems that enable it.”

Survey questions include: 

  • To what extent, if any, is corruption a common issue faced by your profession in your jurisdiction?
  • Is corruption – including demands for the payment of bribes – a material business issue for your clients?
  • Have you ever been asked to be involved and/or acted in a transaction that could reasonably be suspected to involve corruption or the proceeds of corruption?

“The survey is an important step for the profession in understanding the global legislation which exists today, what has changed, and what still needs to be done,” said Nicola Bonucci, member of the IBA Anti-Corruption Committee advisory board.

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