Synopses & Reviews
This is the first-ever comprehensive guide to address the laws, regulations, and practices of the thirty major industrial democracies comprising the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Each of the thirty chapters focuses on one country and is written by area experts including scholars, practitioners, and consultants. Chapter by chapter, these regional experts present the details under their respective national regimes that govern political activity by foreign businesses and investors. A short introductory chapter notes the similarities and, most importantly, the differences among national regimes.
As businesses and investments become more global, business organizations of all sizes law firms, lobbying groups, management consultancies, manufacturers, investment banks interact with foreign political systems. To combat recent corruption scandals, the United States has strictly enforced its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, thus exposing businesses to heightened risk when trying to advance their business without running afoul of local laws and regulations.