Anti Corruption Strategy for the Legal Profession


The Anti-corruption Strategy for the Legal Profession is a joint project of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) which focuses on the role lawyers play in combatting international corruption, with particular attention on the relevance of international compliance. Read more

About this website

This website details the activities and latest developments of the Anti-Corruption Strategy for the Legal Profession.

It is divided into the following informative pages:

  • About: Overview of the history, organisations and project so far.
  • Workshops: In-country workshops on anti-corruption compliance in the legal profession for senior level private practitioners.
  • Bar Guidance and Forum: IBA’s Bar Guidance for Bar Associations. A forum will be launched soon to help bar associations and international legal practitioners share instances of best practice, and compliance at the international level.
  • Reports: In June 2010, Risks and threats of corruption and the legal profession was published. October 2013 saw the launch of Anti-corruption compliance and the legal profession: The client perspective, documenting the results of a survey of clients who engage legal professionals for their international business transactions.
  • Events: Awareness raising and discussion activities of the strategy.
  • In The Press: Press releases, in-depth articles and news pieces about the strategy.
  • Internships: Internship opportunities available within the IBA, OECD, or UNODC.
  • Supporters: Organisations that have supported the Anti-Corruption workshops to date.
Featured Media

The following interviews relating to the project are available to watch:

Webcast interview with Nicola Bonucci
In August 2011, the IBA interviewed the OECD's Legal Director, Nicola Bonucci. Nicola is also past chair of the IBA's Anti-Corruption Committee.

Webcast interview with Mark Pieth
In December 2010, a live webcast interview and Q&A on corruption and the legal profession took place with one of the world's leading experts in combatting corruption.


Interview with Mark Mendelsohn
During the IBA Annual Conference in Vancouver in October 2010, an interview was conducted with Mark Mendelsohn, Former Deputy Head of the Fraud Section of the US Department of Justice.

Interview with Dimitri Vlassis
During the IBA Annual Conference in Vancouver in October 2010,  an interview was conducted with Dimitri Vlassis, Chief of the Corruption and Economic Crime Section Division for Treaty Affairs in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.