Latham & Watkins LLP (JD Supra South Korea)
Korea Launches Powerful Anti-Corruption Investigative Body
Companies with business operations in Korea should assess the risk of possible violations subject to the CIO’s jurisdiction. Gwon-lyeog-hyeong bi-li, a Korean phrase that translates as “power-type corruption” in English, refers to corruption involving senior government officials. In January 2021, the Korean government launched the Corruption Investigation Office for High-Ranking...
Expansive Korean Anti -Corruption Law Comes into Force
Korea to introduce “Kim Young-ran Act,” significantly expanding the scope of the anti-corruption regulatory framework. The Improper Solicitation and Graft Act of Korea (the Act), commonly known as the “Kim Young-ran Act,” after the former head of the Anti-corruption and Civil Rights Commission who led the preparation of the original bill, will take effect on September 28, 20