Anti-Corruption training sessions: a success


Anti-Corruption training sessions: a success

As part of the Anti-Corruption Strategy for the Legal Profession, an initiative of the IBA in cooperation with the OECD and the UNODC, two new anti-corruption training sessions were held in November in Latin America. The first took place in Lima, Peru on 16 November, the second in Bogota, Colombia on 18 November. Fifty law firms attended in total.

These trainings, featuring international speakers from the OECD Secretariat, Mayer Brown and KPMG LLP as well as local experts, followed the successful training sessions held in Santiago, Buenos Aires and Mexico City earlier this year. The sessions aim to generate awareness of international corruption, outlining the complexities of the schemes lawyers and law firms often become involved in and of the sanctions involved for incurring in corruption. Participants include senior-level private practitioners of top law firms regularly involved in business transactions and senior representatives from bar associations and major law schools.

With the initial pilot programme of Latin American countries now complete, the IBA and its partners are looking forward to going global in 2011. Training sessions are being planned for Sao Paulo (Brazil), Caracas (Venezuela), Seoul (South Korea), Tokyo (Japan), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Jakarta (Indonesia), Warsaw (Poland), Kiev (Ukraine), Istanbul (Turkey) and Tel Aviv (Israel).

If you would like to participate in this major global initiative, please contact Gonzalo Guzman, Senior Staff Lawyer, IBA Legal Projects Team, at gonzalo.guzman@int-bar.org.

For more details, visit the Anti-Corruption Strategy website: www.anticorruptionstrategy.org.