Case Study

Germany, March 2014 – Former pharmaceutical company employees convicted of bribery in Germany

A German Court convicted two former employees of a pharmaceutical company with suspended sentences and a US$39 million fine was given to the company on bribery charges.

From 2007 to 2010 the two individuals from the company’s sales division were said to have made illicit payments to a consultancy advising one of the company’s clients in order to win more contracts. Details were not given on the client or market in which it operated. Further investigations were ongoing at the time of publication.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/03/03/uk-sanofi-bribery-idUKBREA221RD20140303

The Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare Programme is an international programme of Transparency International, based in the London office of Transparency International UK.

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