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Comment: OECD offers upgraded foreign-bribery toolkit, but will recalcitrant countries use it?

By Phoebe Seers and Martin Coyle
  • 06 Jan 2022 11:37
  • 06 Jan 2022 11:45
Antibribery specialists at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development recently updated 11-year old guidance with provisions that encourage member countries to use new tools to crack down on foreign bribery and better protect whistleblowers.

While the revisions give the OECD's Working Group on Bribery in International Business a wider base to push

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Phoebe Seers


Phoebe has covered Financial Crime and compliance issues for MLex since 2015, initially in the Hong Kong bureau and currently in London. While in Hong Kong she won two SOPA awards for her reporting on corruption in the energy sector in Indonesia. Prior to journalism she worked as a solicitor with a focus on white-collar crime litigation in London and Hong Kong. She has a BA in English and Philosophy from Newcastle University.

Martin Coyle

Senior Correspondent

Martin Coyle is a senior correspondent, based in MLex's London office, reporting daily on bribery and corruption issues in the UK and Europe. Previously he was a senior editor at Thomson Reuters where he covered anti-money laundering, financial crime and regulatory enforcement issues. Prior to that he was editor of The Accountant, the world's oldest accounting publication, and International Accounting Bulletin, a bi-monthly business journal owned by Lafferty.

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