Shaul Brazil and John Binns write for ‘The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review’

Shaul Brazil and John Binns write for ‘The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review’

BCL partners Shaul Brazil and John Binns write the England and Wales chapter of this years’ Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review from The Law Reviews.

Here’s an extract from the publication, which you can read or download here:

“The eighth edition of The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review presents the views and observations of leading anti-corruption practitioners in jurisdictions spanning the globe, including new chapters covering Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. The comprehensive scope of this edition of the Review mirrors the scope of global anti-corruption activity and developments.

Over the past year, countries across the globe continued to bolster their domestic anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, but shifting international relations and global economic competition may be undermining international cooperation. This is most clearly reflected in tensions between China and the United States and in recent comments by the chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that called into question the extent to which international cooperation is real or perceived, and whether deliberately asymmetric enforcement is disadvantaging US companies.”

About the authors:

Shaul Brazil is a partner at BCL specialising in business crime and regulatory enforcement, acting for individuals and companies in complex cross-border matters. He has extensive experience advising on multi-jurisdictional corruption and fraud investigations, asset recovery proceedings (in the UK and overseas), and extradition proceedings (in particular, politically motivated requests). He has acted in numerous high-profile investigations and prosecutions brought by the SFO and many other UK and overseas enforcement authorities.

John Binns is a partner at BCL specialising in all aspects of business crime, with a particular interest in confiscation, civil recovery and money laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”). His business crime experience includes representing suspects, defendants and witnesses in cases invoking allegations of bribery and corruption, fraud (including carbon credits, carousel/MTIC, land-banking, Ponzi and pyramid scheme frauds), insider trading, market abuse, price-fixing, sanctions-busting, and tax evasion. He has coordinated and undertaken corporate investigations and defended in cases brought by BEIS, the FCA, HMRC, NCA, OFT, SFO and others.