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TIPS Newsletter | April 2020

Updated: May 1, 2020

Dear TIPS Member,

The TIPS team hopes that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. While in-person events are on hold for the time being, there are plenty of online events reflecting on corruption risks during the pandemic, and our One Minute Reads are being updated regularly. To keep you informed about some of the latest developments, we have set out below some podcasts of interest that reflect on some of the biggest corruption challenges businesses, healthcare systems and societies face in these extraordinary times.

The TIPS team is also taking its monthly networking drinks online, with a virtual networking drinks scheduled for 26 May. As ever, if you have any ideas or would like to speak at or help organise an event, please reach out to any member of the TIPS committee or contact the team on the TIPS website.

Please see below the TIPS Newsletter for April 2020. We look forward to seeing you soon.

- the TIPS team


1. Upcoming Events (register on our Events page)

COVID-19 — The New Compliance and Risk Framework | 6 May 2020 | 5-6pm BST

Healthcare and Pharma: what does responsible behaviour in times of crisis look like? 13 May 2020 | 5-6pm BST

The anti-bribery compliance landscape in South Korea | 20 May 2020 | 5-6pm BST

TIPS Networking Drinks | 26 May 2020 | 7-8pm

2. Recent Events

The Bribery Act Campaign: the inside story and a look at the future

On 8 April 2020, to mark the 10th anniversary of the passing of the UK Bribery Act, Robert Barrington, Professor of Anti-Corruption Practice at the University of Sussex, gave a fascinating lecture telling the inside story of this campaign. This was followed by Q&A. The full text of Robert’s remarks is available here and a recording of the webinar is available here.

3. TIPS Advocacy: One Minute Reads

A number of new One Minute Reads have been uploaded to the TIPS website. Please do click the link to read more – perfect for your morning/evening WFH coffee break!

As ever, if you want to draft/share any One Minute Reads on the TIPS website or have any questions about this initiative, please contact Alex Sidossis, TIPS Advocacy Lead, at

4. Items of Interest

New TI-UK report. Embedding impact assessment in advocacy projects. See here.

TI-UK blogs.

- UWOs against properties belonging to Kazakh political elite dismissed. See here.

- How business can protect our health systems. See here.

- Anti-bribery and corruption during COVID-19: six tips for compliance officers. See here.

TI-Canada webinar: COVID-19 and corruption. Webinar on the impacts of COVID-19 on corruption. Register here.

The Bribery Act 2010: Wider Impacts. TIPS committee member Joseph Sinclair has written a blogpost reflecting on the impact of the Bribery Act after ten years. Read here.

From Hajiyeva to Aliyev: Where Next for UWOs? TIPS committee member Joseph Sinclair has written a blogpost through Spotlight on Corruption reflecting on the latest UWO decision. Read here.

News articles.

- Is coronavirus leading to more financial crime? Read here.

- To defeat coronavirus, stop corruption. Read here.

- Global bank HSBC owns up to potential anti-money laundering law breaches. Read here.

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