TIPS Newsletter | August 2019

Dear TIPS member,

Please see attached the TIPS Newsletter for August 2019.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

- the TIPS team

1. Upcoming Events (register on our events page)


The truth is out there | 9 September 2019 | 6.30-9.30pm

Safra Lecture Theatre, WC2R 2LS


The perils of CSR: Conflict and resistance in the extractive industries | 10 September 2019 | 7-9.30pm

11-13 Mandeville Place, W1U 3AJ


Shadow World – screening and discussion | 13 September 2019 | 7-10pm

Effraspace, SW2 1PX


What does anti-corruption and sanctions compliance mean for tech? | 20 September 2019 | 9.30-2.30pm

7 Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YH


Economics and Political Economy for a Fairer World | 20-21 September 2019 | 2pm-8pm

SOAS, Russell Square WC1H 0XG


TIPS Networking Drinks | 23 Sept 2019 | 6.30-8pm

The Bootlegger, 25-26 Lime St, EC3M 7HR


2. Other items of interest


SFO releases cooperation guidance

On 6 August 2019, the SFO released its Corporate Co-operation Guidance, the first formal written guidance issued by the SFO in respect of corporate co-operation. While the guidance provides helpful clarity around areas such as technology and record-keeping, uncertainty remains over the waiver of privilege and the SFO’s expectations concerning the conduct of internal investigations. See the SFO guidance here.


TI-UK releases 2019/20 annual plan

In August 2019, TI-UK released its 2019/20 annual plan. This sets out TI-UK successes from the past year and objectives for the coming year. It underlines key focus areas for TI-UK’s business integrity, defence & security, health and anti-corruption initiatives. A good overview of current TI-UK concerns. See the plan here.


News article: Leaked contract reveals how shipowners wash their hands of toxic vessels via offshore world

On 23 July 2019, Finance Uncovered wrote that confidential documents leaked as part of a major collaboration between investigative journalists reveal how international companies profit and conceal their pivotal role in the deadly shipbreaking industry. See more here.


Book recommendation: Dark Commerce – how a new illicit economy is threatening our future

In this book, Louise Shelley looks at how illicit trade has changed in the last 4000 years, and how modern technology and corruption plays a role in accelerating and diversifying illicit commerce. This book presents numerous case studies including a consideration of the various actors and facilitators in the supply chain of the rhino horn trade. See more here.


Podcast: Misconduct in Public Office

In this podcast, Clive Anderson speaks to four barristers on whether the crime of misconduct of public office remains fit for purpose. Listen here.

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