The Rule of Law and the Corporate Compliance

The Rule of Law and the Corporate Compliance

I. Intro. In October 2018, as I attended the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Annual Conference, I came across a discussion on the Rule of Law (Ukraine’s equivalent is the principle of the Supremacy of Law, which I believe is not much admired in practice,). During Opening Ceremony, which took place in a charming brand new conference center La Nuvola in Rome, the IBA President Martin Solc emphasized: “As guardians of the Rule of Law, lawyers understand when it is suppressed and forgotten. Society falls under the uncontrollable Rule of Individuals with vested interests and ultimately, dictators.

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Why Do We Desperately Need a Culture of Integrity in Ukraine?

Why Do We Desperately Need a Culture of Integrity in Ukraine?

According to Tony Dungy, “integrity is a choice between what is convenient and what is right”. Let’s be honest, many Ukrainians tend to “cut the edges” to avoid complications, delays, or inconveniences in their daily lives, be it a payment for avoiding queue in a clinic, a small bribe to avoid ticket for speeding, or a facilitation payment to facilitate obtaining certain authorizations.

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To Bribe or Not to Bribe: A Look From Different Angle

To Bribe or Not to Bribe: A Look From Different Angle

Do you think that bribery may be acceptable in certain cases?

I suspect that your initial reaction was “No way! There is no excuse for bribery.” Frankly, I hope it would be a natural reaction of any reader of our blog. Nevertheless, I still ask you to give it a thought before you react. You will see that the answer may be not so obvious.

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No More Swedish House Mafia: the Swedish Secret Ingredient to Eradicate Corruption

No More Swedish House Mafia: the Swedish Secret Ingredient to Eradicate Corruption

With this post, I would like to share with you, Periscopers, what I learned of corruption in Sweden during my stay in Malmo for two exciting weeks. My inspiration derives from my recent participation in SI Summer Academy for Young Professionals. First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the Swedish Institute for granting me this opportunity and encourage all of you to apply for the Sustainable Public Management Program next year…

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Delicate Shift From Name&Shame To Name&Praise

Delicate Shift From Name&Shame To Name&Praise

With this post, I would like to share my observations from the compliance meetup recently arranged by Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance. I was honoured to be on the panel with the distinguished experts debating whether Ukrainian business is ready to embark on an independent verification of compliance and integrity level.

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Job: Legal & Compliance manager at Danone

Job: Legal & Compliance manager at Danone

Danone is a global company with an inspiring mission, "Bringing health through food to as many people as possible". We are proud to be the leaders in the segment of Fresh Dairy Products and in Baby Food segment. With us, you can learn and develop yourself in a collaborative and empowering environment.

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