Cure for Levity: Why Compliance Should be Hard
Every year, ever more companies and their employees across the world are prosecuted for bribery in international business transactions by the U.S. law enforcement authorities. These investigations are often used with the aim to not only counter corruption but also as a means of international competition. The ways to mitigate these risks have been discussed in a round table hosted by the Higher School of Economics Universit. The keynote speaker of the event was Mr. Frédérique Pierucci, a former top manager of the French company Alstom, who had been arrested and served a long-term imprisonment in the United States and, after his release, made considerable efforts to improve the French anti-corruption legislation.