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FOREIGN BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION: ARE WE MAKING A DIFFERENCE?

FOREIGN BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION: ARE WE MAKING A DIFFERENCE?

by ANU College of Law
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Law Theatre, ANU College of Law

The Australian National University

5 Fellows Road

Acton, ACT 2601

Australia

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Over recent years there has been a flurry of regulatory activity in relation to foreign bribery and corruption. Last year multi-national companies paid over A$2.9 billion to resolve cases in the US, and Rolls Royce entered the largest deferred prosecution agreement in the UK for over A$1.1 billion. Such cases suggest that regulators might be starting to win the war against corruption. However as this panel will discuss, success in this area is much more complicated.

Stephane Brabant is one of the world's leading lawyers in the area of anti-corruption and human rights. He is the global chair of Africa and co-head of mining and business & human rights for the multinational law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. He has also been recognised as a Senior Statesman by Chambers Global Rankings for his work on Africa-wide projects. Stephane is an alumnus of the ANU College of Law having completed a Graduate Diploma in International Law in the 1990s.

Commander Peter Crozier has been a member of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) since 1987 and has performed operational duties across the AFP’s community policing, national and international responsibilities, including attachments to the United Nations and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). In 2013 he was appointed to the role of the AFP’s Manager Counter Terrorism Operations (MCTO) and in 2015 he was appointed to his current role as the AFP’s Manager Criminal Assets, Fraud and Anti-Corruption (MCAFAC). In this role he leads the AFP’s commitment to a number of multi-agency initiatives including the Fraud & Anti-Corruption (FAC) Centre, the Serious Financial Crimes Taskforce (SFCT), the Criminal Assets Confiscation Taskforce (CACT),Trade Union Taskforce (TUTF) and the Black Economy Taskforce (BTF).

Dr Kath Hall is an Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law and an internationally recognised expert on transnational anti-corruption regulation. She is currently Chair of the IBA Drivers of Corruption subcommittee and Australia's representative on the ISO expert committee developing a global whistleblower standard under ISO 37001. She regularly speaks with both international and Australian authorities on developments in bribery and corruption regulation.

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Foreign bribery and corruption: Are we making a difference? at Law Theatre, ANU College of Law

The Australian National University 5 Fellows Road, Acton, ACT 2601, Australia

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