Reports

Risks and threats of corruption and the legal profession

A global survey among legal professionals was conducted from 15 June to 5 July 2010. The objective of this survey was the identification of the risks and threats of corruption that lawyers face in their practice around the world.

The results of the survey were compiled in a report entitled Risks and threats of corruption and the legal profession.  The report was presented on 4 October 2010 at the IBA Annual Conference in Vancouver. 

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  • Click here to read the press release Global report on risks and threats of corruption launched

Anti-corruption compliance and the legal profession: The client perspective

Whilst conducting the Anti-Corruption Compliance Workshops between 2010 and 2012, the IBA empirically observed that clients were increasingly raising the standards for the retention and monitoring of law firms that represented and advised them in order to control the anti-corruption risks that external legal counsel may pose to the client’s business. These changes may bring new challenges and opportunities to law firms who will need to understand the expected standards, policies and procedures of their clients (existing and potential) and adjust their compliance systems accordingly.

The IBA's global survey of in-house legal and compliance officers during the first quarter of 2013 aimed to better understand how businesses were managing the corruption risks posed by engaging external legal counsel.

The survey results were collated into a report, launched on 8 October at the 2013 IBA Annual Conference in Boston, USA.

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  • Click here to read the press release IBA launches report on the client's perspective on anti-corruption compliance by legal professionals