Corruption and Misuse of Public Office second edition

29.09.11

  • A new edition of an established comprehensive and analytical work on this important and topical subject
  • Sets out the UK law relating to corruption and misuse of public office in a clear and accessible manner
  • A complete guide to handling a corruption case, and recovery of the proceeds of corruption under criminal and civil law
  • Analyses the regulatory mechanisms for managing standards in public life and in the private sector
  • Provides detailed coverage of international and regional anti-corruption instruments including the UN Convention Against Corruption and the OECD anti-bribery convention
  • Coverage of the FCPA and corruption laws of 16 key jurisdictions
  • Written by leading practitioners informed by their extensive international experience of handling corruption cases

New to this edition

  • Covers major developments since the publication of the first edition, including in-depth analysis of the UK’s Bribery Act 2010 and guidance on the new corporate offence, and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Examines developments in a number of jurisdictions currently revisiting and revising their anti-corruption legislation, as well as significant developments internationally in the area of mutual legal assistance and civil recovery

The law and practice relating to corruption and the misuse of public office is of increasing topical importance. The first edition of this book provided a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the law relating to corruption as it had been shaped over recent years.

This new edition covers all major developments since the publication of the first edition, including the Bribery Act 2010; the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; the United Nations Convention Against Corruption; current revision and implementation of anti-corruption legislation in a number of important jurisdictions; and changes to the area of mutual legal assistance and civil recovery.

Written by leading practitioners with extensive experience of handling corruption cases, the book provides a clear exposition of the current law. It examines the legal and practical issues relating to the investigation and prosecution of corruption cases and includes coverage of specialist areas such as recovering the proceeds of corruption, and whistleblowing.

Corruption cases often span jurisdictions. This book enables practitioners to handle any aspect of a corruption case by providing them with detailed analysis of the international efforts to combat corruption, and the legal developments taking place in key jurisdictions and regions covered by UN, EU, OECD, the Commonwealth, and important regional initiatives.

Readership: Solicitors, barristers, and members of the judiciary; Government lawyers, public servants, and members of Government agencies; investigating and prosecuting agencies worldwide; police; international organizations (UN, OECD, etc) and businesses; academics, students, and reference libraries.

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