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Portugal prematurely shutting down foreign bribery cases a serious concern, OECD says

By Phoebe Seers
  • 08 Nov 2022 15:17
  • 08 Nov 2022 15:17
Portuguese authorities have been criticized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Working Group on Bribery examiners over how they handle suspected foreign bribery cases.

The OECD group, which assesses compliance with its Anti-Bribery Convention, said it had serious concerns that they tend to shut down investigations into suspected foreign

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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.

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