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Blind Trusts: are they enough to avoid conflicts of interest?

Blind Trusts: are they enough to avoid conflicts of interest?

16 September 2020 The Guardian reported on the 3rd September that Lord Agnew had relinquished control over his shares in Faculty Science after Spotlight on Corruption and several media outlets flagged a potential conflict of interest between his position in government...

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Unaoil – a very complicated win for the Serious Fraud Office

Unaoil – a very complicated win for the Serious Fraud Office

13 July 2020    In a much-needed win for the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, two out of three of those it was prosecuting for corruption in the Unaoil case were found guilty. The case has exposed some ugly competition between global enforcement agencies, and some alarming...

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Transparency in COVID-19 public bailouts

Transparency in COVID-19 public bailouts

Along with the Fraud Advisory Panel and Transparency International UK, we wrote to the government on 16 June to ask them to publish the names of all those who have received bailout loans. The letter can be seen here. Here we explain why such transparency is needed. ...

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Are the UK courts fit for purpose for fighting overseas corruption?

Are the UK courts fit for purpose for fighting overseas corruption?

In November 2019, the UK’s longest running corruption trial, Alstom, came to an end. This Spotlight on Corruption briefing looks at the
lessons from the case, and asks whether the case has created perverse incentives to companies to fight it out in the courts rather than come clean to law enforcement.

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Financing Bribery?

Financing Bribery?

Presentation by Sue Hawley to the OECD about the role of Export Credit Agencies in fighting corruption.

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