Artículos con la etiqueta ‘extraterritorialidad de las leyes’

The War on Corruption or the Building of a Pax Americana? (II)

Por • 7 ago, 2013 • Category: Economía

It is necessary to obtain information using special tools and methods. To put it simply, intelligence agencies must be involved. From almost the very beginning of the law’s operation, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has been involved in its implementation, and a special division responsible for the FCPA was even created. However, from time to time other U.S. intelligence agencies are mentioned in the media in connection with the FCPA: the CIA, the NSA, the Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and others.

The War on Corruption or the Building of a Pax Americana? (I)

Por • 3 ago, 2013 • Category: Economía

The problem of corruption has always been acute for any state, but today the external economic aspect of corruption is becoming more and more significant. International competition for market outlets for high-tech products and services, concessions and licenses for the development of natural resources, the acquisition of assets in the framework of privatization programs, etc. are becoming fiercer. According to the very conservative estimates of OECD experts, around 100 billion dollars are paid out in bribes every year, and 30% of that amount is from companies promoting their commercial projects abroad. Many European countries have passed their own laws on fighting corruption (or amended those already in force) after joining the abovementioned conventions. They do not have such a pronounced extraterritorial character as America’s FCPA, with the exception, perhaps, of the UK Bribery Act (UKBA) passed by the British parliament in April 2010 and effective as of July 1, 2011