The long reach of modern anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, coupled with the hefty consequences they carry and increased international enforcement, can create uncertainty for global businesses. In this climate, companies and their leadership must understand and be mindful of not only the laws of the countries in which they are headquartered, but also the equivalent laws of the countries in which they operate. To help you navigate what can be a complex web of statutes with differing elements, jurisdictional reach and consequences, Dentons created this first-of-its kind interactive tool synthesizing legislation across a common set of variables. Drawing on the knowledge and resources of our global, multidisciplinary team, our tool puts key information at your fingertips so that you can quickly and easily learn about and compare various aspects of international anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, such as:
- What conduct is prohibited?
- Is it an offense both to bribe and be bribed?
- To whom does the law apply?
- Are gifts, hospitality and facilitation payments allowed?
- What are the penalties?
- Are deferred prosecution and/or non-prosecution agreements available in the jurisdiction?
Our tool also provides links to statutory text and law enforcement resources.
The results of each search can be easily shared, including ways to connect with key contacts across all locations. For queries or additional support please contact Anthony Cole, Sara Holzschuh or Carolina Muñoz.
Begin by selecting one, two or three countries, and any or all key points to view/compare.
- Costa Rica: Prohibited Conduct: Bribing; Adequate procedures; Direct penalties; Ancillary penalties; Citation of statute and Law enforcement website
Global Anti‑Bribery and Anti‑Corruption Laws:
Comparison of key points in select jurisdictions