Bribery, corruption, sanctions and export controls

Bribery, corruption, sanctions and export controls guidance:

The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) is part of US federal law, which prohibits corrupt payments to or for foreign public officials. It is, therefore, the...

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The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) is part of US federal law, which prohibits corrupt payments to or for foreign public officials. It is, therefore, the...

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On 29 November 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a new US Department of Justice (DOJ) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) Corporate...

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The purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the offences under section 1, 2 and 6 of the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010). It does not cover the...

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An agent is a person who performs services for or on behalf of a commercial organisation. The use of agents will principally create risk under the Bribery Act 2010, s 7...

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Charitable and political donations can give rise to higher risks of bribery and corruption. They can be (or be seen to be) bribes in disguise. This Practice Note sets out...

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This Practice Note provides a summary of key bribery convictions and alternative disposals since the implementation of the offences under the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010)....

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Bribery Act 2010—territorial application The Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) creates a choice of jurisdiction where part or parts of the offence occur in part or parts of the...

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• Has your company got a clear and forthright code of ethics which explicitly refers to a zero tolerance of bribery and corruption? This code of ethics should reflect the...

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A civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High Court, rather than the criminal court, and is governed by...

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Civil recovery—enforcement abroad prior to the Crime and Courts Act 2013 Before the commencement of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, Schedule 18, Part 2 (CCA 2013) on the...

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ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note provides a working guide to the law of corruption in the UK before the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) came into force. This Practice...

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Guidelines which apply when considering a charge The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) undertook to produce the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Guidelines...

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Brexit impact—public procurement The UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU....

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This Practice Note explains the process of the designation of sanctions targets by the UN, EU and in the UK under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc Act 2010 (TAFA 2010)....

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Scope of this timeline There are different sanctions regimes which affect UK businesses. Usually they are grouped into trade and financial sanctions: • trade sanctions...

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