Category Archives: anti-corruption legislation

Tip of the Spear – Can Big Business Battle Corruption in Russia?

Last year, there was a minor stir in the Russian and Western press when major European/American businesses and business associations involved in Russia signed an integrity pact pledging not to pay bribes in that country.  Many were skeptical at the … Continue reading

Posted in anti-corruption legislation, bribery, bureaucracy, Business, Business and Economy, compliance, corruption, fcpa, Foreign direct investment, foreign investment, RECA

Developing Kremlin Corruption Scandal – Olympics of Bribery

I have been sitting on this story for a while, waiting to see if anything actually happens and now it appears that it will amount to something – so here goes.  A few months ago, Russian construction entrepreneur and minigarch … Continue reading

Posted in anti-corruption legislation, bribes, bureaucracy, corruption, criminal law, daimler, Dmitry Medvedev, Foreign direct investment, foreign investment, Medvedev, officials, oligarchs, prosecutor general, Putin, rule of law, russia, war on corruption | 9 Comments

You Just Got Coded – Russian Officials Face New Ethical Rules

Last week, at a regular meeting of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Council, Head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Naryshkin announced the completion of a draft Model Code of Ethics for all public officials (государственные служащие) of the Russian Federation.  The draft … Continue reading

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Legal Update – Russia’s War on Corruption Gets a European Makeover

The Ministry of Justice is drafting amendments to several Russian laws, as part of the country’s effort to join the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).  According to press reports, the amendments will include at least three significant changes: (i) … Continue reading

Posted in anti-corruption legislation, bribery, corruption, Law, OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, reform, russia, Vedomosti, war on corruption

UPDATE – To Cheat Death, Luzhkov Takes Back Insult to Medvedev

In an earlier post, I wrote that Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov was pushing his luck by appointing Deputy Mayor Vladimir Resin – the man with the $1 million watch – as head of the Moscow Anti-Corruption Council.  Since then, there … Continue reading

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