Facilitation Payments Conference 02 July 2015
Facilitation Payments are a global phenomenon and a main impediment for the efficiency of government agencies in many countries. Resisting Facilitation Payments can have costs for business and demands for them are often made at times of financial vulnerability.
Most countries have criminalized Facilitation Payments under their domestic laws, however still few including the US allow them when made abroad.
Purpose of the conference was to resolve legal ambiguities and to encourage the dialogue between lawyers, governments, NGOs, academics and the economy. What is the legal protected interest of Facilitation Payments paid abroad? What are the challenges faced by leading commercial companies? What have international law makers decided so far and should Facilitation Payments really be banned internationally? These were only a few of many questions we aimed to tackle with this conference.
Thank you for an exciting and interesting conference!