Past eventCorporate MembersDirector's Breakfast Briefing

Combatting Corruption: An IMF Perspective

22 January 2018 - 8:00am to 9:15am

Chatham House, London


Sean Hagan, General Counsel, Director of the Legal Department, IMF



A number of the revelations from the 'Panama Papers' in 2016 highlighted the widespread and complex influence corruption and illicit transactions have across the globe. Moreover, they underscored the pernicious way corruption can quietly spread across borders. With the annual cost of bribery — just one subset of corruption —estimated to be between 1.5 to 2 trillion dollars — corruption is a macro-critical issue that needs to be addressed and combatted by both public and private institutions.

Sean Hagan will discuss the global threat of corruption. How does the IMF define corruption? Why is the IMF involved in anti-corruption efforts? And what more can the IMF do to prove effective in this fight?

This event is open to Major Corporate and Partner Organizations of Chatham House. If you would like to register your interest, please RSVP to Linda Bedford. We will contact you to confirm your attendance.

To enable as open a debate as possible, the event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.