Anti-corruption regulation—Russia—Q&A guide

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  • Anti-corruption regulation—Russia—Q&A guide
  • 1. To which international anti-corruption conventions is your country a signatory?
  • 2. Identify and describe your national laws and regulations prohibiting bribery of foreign public officials (foreign bribery laws) and domestic public officials (domestic bribery laws).
  • 3. Can a successor entity be held liable for violations of foreign and domestic bribery laws by the target entity that occurred prior to the merger or acquisition?
  • 4. Is there civil and criminal enforcement of your country’s foreign and domestic bribery laws?
  • 5. Can enforcement matters involving foreign or domestic bribery be resolved through plea agreements, settlement agreements, prosecutorial discretion or similar means without a trial? Is there a mechanism for companies to disclose violations of domestic and foreign bribery laws in exchange for lesser penalties?
  • 6. Describe the elements of the law prohibiting bribery of a foreign public official.
  • 7. How does your law define a foreign public official, and does that definition include employees of state-owned or state-controlled companies?
  • 8. To what extent do your anti-bribery laws restrict providing foreign officials with gifts, travel expenses, meals or entertainment?
  • 9. Do the laws and regulations permit facilitating or ‘grease’ payments to foreign officials?
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Anti-corruption regulation—Russia—Q&A guide

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to anti-corruption regulation in Russia published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: November 2020).

Authors: Noerr PartGmbB—Hannes Lubitzsch; Maxim Vladimirov

1. To which international anti-corruption conventions is your country a signatory?

Russia is a signatory to the following international anti-corruption conventions:

  1. Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime of 8 November 1990 (ratified by Federal Law 62-FZ dated 28 May 2001, entered into force on 31 May 2001);

  2. International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 9 December 1999 (ratified by Federal Law 88-FZ dated 10 July 2002, entered into force on 24 July 2002);

  3. United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime of 15 November 2000 (ratified by Federal Law 26-FZ dated 26 April 2004, entered into force on 29 April 2004);

  4. United Nations Convention against Corruption of 31 October 2003 (ratified by Federal Law 40-FZ dated 8 March 2006, entered into force on 21 March 2006;

  5. Council of Europe Criminal Law Convention on Corruption of 27 January 1999 (ratified by Federal Law 125-FZ dated 25 July 2006, entered into force on 28 July 2006);

  6. OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions

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