Here is a presentation, dated 2011, called Changes in Spanish Anti-bribery Legislation by Rafael Jiménez-Gusi, a Partner of Baker & McKenzie, a Law Firm. It has what is now familiar, the concept of corporate bribery and private bribery. The mitigation acts are interesting, but more so is the unexplored extra-territoriality of Spanish Law and prosecutors. Do you think that Spanish prosecutors can pursue corruption throughout Europe? I also note that bribes are anything of value, that are not socially acceptable. So what’s a big dinner count as? What does a secret job offer count as?


The featured picture is on flickr, posted by trotaparamos under CC 2013 BY-NC-SA V2.0. The original URL for the presentation has been moved or deleted; there’s no way back machine copy.

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  • 4th May 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Hello I am Felipe Romero Moreno, a law graduate from Spain. The competence and jurisdiction of Spanish judges is not governed by the New Penal Code 2010, but by the Ley Organica del Poder Judicial, in particular, its Article 23. Spanish judges can intervene outside Spain, but only concerning specific offences – bribery is none of them. So the Spanish anti-bribery law is not extra-territorial in this case. However, Article 23 of the Ley Organica del Poder Judicial is going to be reformed so this may change in the future.

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