Germany: New Anti-Corruption Law

Fighting Private Sector Bribery and Cross-Border Corruption

Statistics from the Federal Criminal Police Office show that the number of corruption-related offences committed in 2013 increased to 3,995. The new regulation on taking and giving bribes in commercial practice under Section 299 of the Criminal Code is intended to implement international standards in light of growing cross-border corruption. After intensely controversial hearings and some late changes, the new anti-corruption law was passed by Parliament and came into force on November 26 2015.

This will have some implication on compliance and its functions:

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