Compliance Profession: The View from the Inside

Compliance Profession: The View from the Inside

We continue a series of posts called “Compliance Profession: The View from the Inside”. These are the interviews with known professionals in the area of corporate ethics and compliance who share interesting aspects of their work, ideas, views and useful materials.

Our today’s guest is Ario Dehghani. He came to Ukraine from Germany…

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No More Swedish House Mafia: the Swedish Secret Ingredient to Eradicate Corruption, Part III/III

No More Swedish House Mafia: the Swedish Secret Ingredient to Eradicate Corruption, Part III/III

In my previous posts, I have been musing about corruption and compliance in Sweden. Being impressed with what the Swedish Anti-Corruption Institute - the Institutet Mot Mutor (IMM) does in terms of promotion of compliance, I decided to ask Natali Phalén, the head of the IMM, to find out more about compliance culture in which the Swedish companies operate. Interested? Keep reading.

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No More Swedish House Mafia: the Swedish Secret Ingredient to Eradicate Corruption, Part II/III

No More Swedish House Mafia: the Swedish Secret Ingredient to Eradicate Corruption, Part II/III

With this post, I would like to share what I have learned about corruption prevention in Sweden during my weeklong peer shadowing at the Swedish Anti-Corruption Institute - the Institutet Mot Mutor (IMM) in December 2018. It was a unique chance for me to see how anti-corruption system operates in Sweden, to develop my knowledge and expand a professional network in the anti-corruption area.

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Time Makes All the Difference: Price of One Letter, Part II/II

Time Makes All the Difference: Price of One Letter, Part II/II

In business, before starting any cooperation, it is necessary to carefully feel out the situation on many fronts. One option is to make sure that your potential partner is not under sanctions. After all, if s/he turns out to be, for example, on the list of the United States Department of State, the road to this country will be closed to your company. Cooperation with “offshore” firms can also tarnish your reputation a bit. And sometimes it happens that a bubble company, with which you have started cooperating out of negligence, after its disclosure, will drag you into a reputational pit too.

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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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