Posted Friday October 2, 2015

Weekly roundup

Weekly roundup: UK abandons Bribery Act changes, SNC-Lavalin settles corruption allegations, former Siemens Argentina CFO pleads guilty to bribery, and more

And finally, Prime Minister David Cameron has criticised some British overseas territories and crown dependencies for not doing enough to increase transparency in order to fight tax evasion and money laundering. During a trip to the Caribbean, he stated that, while some territories had made progress, others "are not moving anywhere near fast enough". Published earlier this year, Arachnys Compass, a survey of data transparency worldwide, shows that several British Overseas Territories have made little progress in opening up since the UK Government demanded more transparency from them in June 2013.

Arachnys update:

New sources: 67

Source of the week: The MENA Commercial Law Strengthening Project is an initiative of the Arab Center for the Development of the Rule of Law and Integrity. The website hosts a compendium of selected cases of commercial law in Lebanon, Tunisia, Yemen and the UAE.


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