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Lawyers play down significance of ISO anti-corruption compliance standard

By Roger Hamilton-Martin

20 October 2016

Lawyers play down significance of ISO anti-corruption compliance standard Credit: iStockphoto/LuckyBusiness

Top officials from the US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have spoken positively of the ISO's standard for anti-bribery compliance. But since its release in October defence lawyers have voiced scepticism about the standard's importance.