On 19th March, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer published a briefing on the TRACE International 2017 Global Enforcement Report with the most up-to-date statistics on cross-border bribery investigations and enforcement actions involving government officials. The report contains such details as authorities in the US and Europe (including the UK) together are conducting nearly 90% of the foreign bribery investigations, with investigations equally divided between them. US authorities appear to be focusing most closely on US and European companies allegedly paying bribes in Asia-Pacific, and Europe was also home to a surprising proportion of alleged recipients of bribery by US companies. Authorities in Brazil, India, China and Nigeria were by far the most active in investigating foreign bribery of their own domestic officials.
The TRACE report is at –