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Kinstellar contributes to the International Bar Association (IBA) report: “Structured Settlements for Corruption Offences: Towards Global Standards?”

January 2019 — Kinstellar is proud that experts from our Compliance, Risk and Sensitive Investigations (CRSI) practice are contributors to the report “Structured Settlements for Corruption Offences: Towards Global Standards?” published by the Structured Criminal Settlements Subcommittee (SCSS) of the IBA’s Anti-Corruption Committee (Please click here to read).

Launched in 2016, the project aims to map the evolution of settlement practices for corruption cases worldwide and to add to the growing discussion as to whether—and to what extent—there is a need for global standards.

The report is based on the answers to an IBA questionnaire submitted by law firms from around the world and provides an up-to-date and comparative overview of the salient issues relating to structured settlements for corruption offences.

Kinstellar’s contributors were (among others): Bulgaria, Dessislava Fessenko (Of Counsel) and Kamen Chanov (Associate); Czech Republic, Kristýna Del Maschio (Associate); Hungary, Ákos Nagy (Partner); Kazakhstan, Arman Kazhdarov (Associate); Romania, Bogdan Bibicu (Partner); Slovakia, Roman Oleksik, (Partner).

Kinstellar launched its CRSI practice in 2010 with a small team of experts and the ambition to develop a market-leading regional practice. Since then we have built the leading CRSI practice in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, with offices in ten countries, over 40 skilled practitioners and a solid client base. No other firm in the CEE/SEE region can match our expertise, coverage and integration.

Kinstellar’s CRSI team provides the full spectrum of services, from investigations and compliance/strategic risk management to white-collar defence. Our clients are leading multinationals, notably in several sectors, such as the IT&C, life sciences, infrastructure, construction, consumer products, energy or financial sectors. Through extensive hands-on experience across diverse sectors, our experts have gained valuable insight and know-how relevant to internal investigations. We also act on behalf of public-sector clients and, increasingly, for local clients and subsidiaries of international companies concerned with the rising level of enforcement across CEE and possible exposure to directors’ liability and corporate criminal liability in some jurisdictions. Our CRSI team also manages complex trans-jurisdictional issues relating to international anti-corruption legislation, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (US), the Bribery Act (UK) or Sapin II (France).

For more information about Kinstellar’s CRSI practice and team, please contact Partners and firm-wide co-heads Akos Nagy (Budapest), at


, or Bogdan Bibicu (Bucharest), at .


This report – Structured Settlements for Corruption Offences Towards Global Standards? is reproduced by kind permission of the International Bar Association, London, UK, and is available at:© International Bar Association.