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Going for Broke
Insolvency Tools to Support Cross-Border Asset Recovery in Corruption

by Jean Pierre Brun and Molly Silver

Series:StAR Initiative
ISBN 9781464814389
Code: #211438

Publication year: 2019

Cdn: $55.00; US: $39.95
Language: English
140 pages
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Due in October 2019.

Going for Broke focuses on insolvency as an additional civil remedy in the arsenal of asset recovery practitioners, specifically in the context of grand corruption investigations and proceedings. The recovery of corruption proceeds is often sought through criminal prosecution and confiscation or civil lawsuits. Insolvency proceedings can also be an effective mechanism in the right circumstances, with their own advantages and disadvantages. The scenario that is most likely to benefit from this type of remedy is one where bribes and stolen funds have been routed through special-purpose companies.

This guidebook is intended as a practical tool to help policy makers, public officials, and those who have been entrusted with recovering their nations' stolen assets. It informs them about the ways that insolvency can be used to pursue proceeds of corruption. It may also serve as a quick reference for other practitioners: insolvency professionals, auditors, financial institutions, in-house counsel, and other professionals who deal with corruption.
Going for Broke
Cdn: $55.00; US: $39.95
World Bank BookID: 125028 Added: 2019.5.31