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ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to anti-corruption regulation in Denmark published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: November 2020).
Authors: Kammeradvokaten/Poul Schmith—Tormod Tingstad
It is a signatory to:
the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions;
the Council of Europe Criminal Law Convention on Corruption;
the UN Convention against Corruption; and
the Council of Europe Convention against Corruption involving officials.
Under Danish law, the key provisions relating to bribery and corruption are found in sections 122, 144 and 299(2) of the Danish Criminal Code. A distinction is made between bribery in the public sector and bribery in the private sector. With regard to bribery in the public sector, a distinction is made between active bribery, which is criminalised in section 122, and passive bribery, which is criminalised in section 144. Active bribery is the term used for describing the criminalised act undertaken by the briber. Passive bribery is the term used for
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