Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that the firm launched a “Guide to Anti-Corruption Laws in Major Jurisdictions,” which offers an overview of the most relevant and timely global anti-corruption laws and regulations.

Authored by lawyers in the firm’s Global Anti-Corruption & Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) practice throughout its offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Asia, Latin America and Continental Europe, this 230-page guide serves as an on-point, relevant, go-to resource for lawyers and compliance professionals and is designed to:

• Provide a broad overview of relevant anti-corruption laws in major jurisdictions;
• Acquaint lawyers and compliance professionals with the legal underpinnings of anti-corruption enforcement; and
• Offer guidance on mitigating compliance risks. 

“Increased globalization of businesses throughout various industries and into challenging locations has led to increased anti-corruption enforcement and additional risk for companies,” said William Michael, co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA practice and co-author of the firm’s new guide. “Companies and individuals need to pay attention to due diligence and ensure that compliance programs are in place to mitigate risk—it’s our hope that this guide will serve as a go-to resource to help navigate the diverse laws in this area.”

Mayer Brown’s Global Anti-Corruption & FCPA practice comprises lawyers in offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia who offer clients an all-encompassing solution to ensure compliance with an increasingly global framework of anti-corruption statutes. The team includes former government prosecutors and compliance lawyers with decades of experience in every facet of anti-corruption regulation and enforcement. Lawyers advise on the multiple, complex features of the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act and numerous other foreign anti-corruption laws and the interplay of those laws with various regulators around the world.

For more information, or to request a copy of the guide, please visit: https://www.mayerbrown.com/guide-to-anti-corruption-laws-in-major-jurisdictions-10-30-2014/.