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Anti-Bribery and Corruption Workshop

Anti-Bribery and Corruption Workshop

Slovak Compliance Circle, an association of legal entities, that aim their focus on improving business ethics and promoting the principles of compliance in Slovakia, has initiated several workshops from the Ethical Program series. We informed about them in the previous article. 

Martin Jacko - the managing partner of our law firm – also lectured at one of them, which took place December 17, 2020, on the topic of Anti-Bribery and Corruption. 

Corruption has a destructive effect on the economy and society. Corrupt practices threaten the functioning of companies and cause them significant direct and indirect damage. What is a bribe, bribery and corruption and what types of them do we know? Very often it has a completely inconspicuous and various form. Martin Jacko clarified various practical cases that overlap with international and EU conventions on corruption.

How can an organization effectively prevent corrupt behavior? Along with introduction of formal rules, the minimalization of damage and risks by the introduction of the institute of criminal liability of legal persons, it is necessary to reject corrupt practices as part of the organization's culture. The aim is to make employees understand the impact of corrupt practices and to be able to realize that they have found themselves in a situation with potential for corruption.