ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, TRACE launched The TRACE Compendium, the only online, fully-searchable database containing summaries and analyses of international anti-bribery enforcement actions and investigations in the U.S. and throughout the world. Users can quickly bring themselves up-to-speed on the latest enforcement trends by pulling up summaries based on category type, such as cases involving gifts and hospitality, cases resulting in the imposition of a compliance monitor or all cases involving a specific country.
The TRACE Compendium contains summaries of all U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions, as well as summaries of cases and ongoing investigations by authorities outside of the U.S. The TRACE Compendium will initially contain summaries of hundreds of enforcement actions by agencies such as the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office, the Munich Public Prosecutor's Office, The Swedish Prosecution Authority and the Public Prosecutor's Office of Japan. The TRACE Compendium will be kept current, with new summaries published as soon as the latest developments are announced.
In creating the TRACE Compendium, TRACE has collaborated with many different partners, including international law firms and many of the companies involved in particular bribery investigations. The goal is to produce and maintain the most accurate and thorough review of international anti-bribery enforcement activity possible.
According to Alexandra Wrage, president of TRACE, "until now, there has been no single location where international anti-bribery enforcement actions and investigations were housed. This should be a great resource for lawyers, executives, academics, civil society and the media. We are committed to updating the Compendium in 'real time' and invite the international community to advise us of anti-bribery developments in their countries."
TRACE is a non-profit membership association that pools resources to provide practical and cost-effective anti-bribery compliance solutions for multinational companies and their commercial intermediaries. TRACE provides several core services and products, including: due diligence reports on commercial intermediaries; model compliance policies; an online Resource Center with foreign local law summaries, including guidelines on gifts and hospitality; in-person and online anti-bribery training; and research on corporate best practices. For more information, please visit www.TRACEinternational.org.
Visit www.TRACEinternational.org/Compendium to stay on top of the latest international anti-bribery enforcement activity.
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