Act on Combatting Corruption

    Germany

    Act on Combatting Corruption

    The Act on Combatting Corruption of 20 November 2015 (only available in German here) (‘the Act) aims to expand the criminal offences of bribing public officials punished in accordance with the German Criminal Code (‘the Criminal Code’) and their extraterritorial applicability. 

    Last Updated: July 30, 2019


  • Requirements

    The Criminal Code applies, in cases of bribery of foreign officials in connection with international business transactions, if the act is perpetrated by a German citizen abroad. The law will apply regardless of the law in which the crime is committed (Article 5 of the Act). 

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