Transparency International UK’s strategies for combatting corruption - A guide for sports organisations
In October last year, Belgian authorities charged 19 people, including referees, agents and football coaches with alleged fraud or match-fixing, in a scandal which sent shockwaves through European football, and triggered a fresh examination into the business of sport.1 This was a disappointing revelation, but one which should serve to fortify efforts undertaken by sports clubs and governing bodies currently looking to institute effective anti-corruption policies.
In light of these events, this article briefly examines recent examples of corruption in sport, before highlighting how sports organisations can draw on Transparency International UK’s strategies for combatting corruption.
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- Tags: Badminton | Belgium | Bribery | Bribery Act 2010 | Corruption | Cyprus | European Commission | Football | Fraud | Match-Fixing | Snooker | Soccer | Transparency International | Transparency International UK | UK Government | United Kingdom (UK) | Whistle Blowing
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- Whistleblowing in Sport – Part 2: Investigations and Disciplinary Proceedings
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- Is whistleblowing in sport fit for purpose? Part 2 – Analysis and recommendations
About the Author
Associate, Peters & Peters
Craig specialises in a wide range of white collar crime matters, with particular experience acting for clients in complex cross-border criminal and regulatory investigations, internal investigations and corporate compliance.
Craig has represented individual and corporate clients in cases brought by the SFO, FCA, CPS and the NCA. He has experience of investigations and prosecutions alleging fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering and other financial crime.
Head of International, Peters & Peters
A renowned litigator and excellent practitioner, Keith is recognised as one of the world’s best investigative lawyers and leads the firm’s international strategy.