Anti-Corruption Session: Vancouver Annual Conference

Risks and threats of corruption in the legal profession

At the IBA's Annual Conference in Vancouver in October 2010, a session was held on Risks and threats of corruption and the legal profession.  This session focused on the role lawyers play in international corruption, and on how the long-arm jurisdiction of international and extraterritorial legislations applies to their practice. The session opened with the launch of the first IBA-OECD-UNODC report on global corruption, presenting the results of a major international survey on the awareness and perceptions of lawyers about international corruption.  For more details of the survey and the report click here.

This was followed by a roundtable discussion, comprised of experts who commented and discussed on the findings of the report, focusing on what lawyers must do to fully comply with anti-corruption laws and standards. 

Session Co-Chairs: Homer Moyer Jr. from Miller & Chevalier, and Thomas Lindholm, from Lindhom Wallgren.  

Expert participants in the roundtable included: