South Korea's corruption crackdown

Author: | Published: 21 Sep 2017

It seems that public officials and corporates everywhere are falling like dominoes on the back on tougher anti-corruption measures taking effect in a number of jurisdictions. Brazil's Clean Company Act has received its fair share of coverage as have India's currency crackdown and the UK's far-ranging Bribery Act. Now South Korea has also been making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

The country's former president, Park Geun-hye, and, Jay Lee, the head of its largest and most influential company, Samsung, were arrested on charges of bribery and corruption just a few months apart....