70.8 Liability of directors and managers where organisation commits bribery offence

70.8 Liability of directors and managers where organisation commits bribery offence

If a body corporate commits an offence of active or passive bribery or the offence of bribery of a foreign official, a senior officer of the body corporate will be guilty of the offence if is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of the senior officer1. As a consequence, both the body corporate and the senior officer can be charged with the same offence2. The senior officer needs to have a close connection with the United Kingdom3.

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