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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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The Nightmare of the Board of Directors - an Unlimited Liability for Corruption. Is There a Perspective of Double Jeopardy Protection?

 The Nightmare of the Board of Directors - an Unlimited Liability for Corruption. Is There a Perspective of Double Jeopardy Protection?

Imagine a scenario where two improper payments were made to a Ukrainian high ranked government official by a Swiss subsidiary of a German automotive company. Assume a director of the same Swiss subsidiary is a British national, but the payment was made through a US ...

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