Negotiated Settlements in Bribery Cases

A Principled Approach

Edited by Tina Søreide, Department of Accounting, Auditing and Law, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Norway and Abiola Makinwa, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Hague, the Netherlands

This thought-provoking book examines the scope, benefits and challenges of negotiated settlements as an enforcement mechanism in bribery cases, and demonstrates the need for a more harmonized and principled approach to deterring corporate bribery. Written by a global team of experts with backgrounds in legal practice, policy work and academia, it offers a truly international perspective, considering negotiated settlements in view of a variety of different legal systems and traditions.

‘An impressive group of legal scholars and practitioners from the US and Europe come together in this edited volume to reflect on the growing use of what the editors call “negotiated settlements” in corporate criminal law, or what many readers may know as deferred prosecution agreements. The book will appeal to scholars of international economic law, comparative criminal law, antibribery law and those with a general interest in the governance of global business. The chapters are accessible and provide a useful entry point for readers who may be encountering negotiated settlements for the first time. The volume will also be of interest to those more seasoned in the area.’
– Elizabeth Acorn, International and Comparative Law Quarterly

‘Negotiated settlements resolve corporate corruption cases worldwide, but the practice is not standardized or well understood. Søreide and Makinwa’s excellent book consists of contributions from leading legal experts on the topic; it ought to be essential reading for both lawyers and anti-corruption campaigners. The contributors have no easy answers, highlighting both difficulties and strengths. But they stress the need for an international consensus to provide consistency and justice across legal regimes.’
– Susan Rose-Ackerman, Yale University, US

2020 384 pp Hardback 978 1 78897 040 2 £110.00 £99.00 $165.00 $148.50

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