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Anti-bribery and corruption—gifts and hospitality policyFrom: [Insert name and job title].We run our business[es] with integrity. All of us must work...
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22nd Jul
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Failing to prevent briberyCorporate criminal liability for bribery—section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010This offence can only be committed by relevant...
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21st Jul
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The Bribery Act 2010—an introductory guideThe Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) was passed to ensure the UK’s compliance with the Organisation for Economic...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 21st Jul
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Civil recovery orders in SFO casesA civil recovery order (CRO) is an order available to recover the proceeds of crime through action in the High...
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20th Jul
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Self-reporting corporate offencesSelf-reporting is the process by which a business can report to law enforcement agencies upon its discovery of...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Dent (Barrister) of 5 St Andrew’s Hill 15th Jul
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Getting the Deal Through: Anti-Corruption Regulation 2021Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia;...
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6th Jul
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Facilitation payments under the Bribery Act 2010Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 6th Jul
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When can a commission be a bribe?All commissions constitute the giving of a financial advantage, although they will not necessarily be...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 6th Jul
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Active bribery, passive bribery and bribing foreign public officialsThe purpose of this Practice Note is to provide a general understanding of the...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 6th Jul
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Practical steps in a bribery investigation—UK and US perspectivesWho is investigating?In our current globalised market, it is very common for multiple...
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Produced in partnership with Amanda Raad, Arla Kerr and Harriet Slater of Ropes & Gray 28th Jun
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The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act 2010 comparedBackground to the Foreign Corrupt Practices ActThe US Foreign Corrupt...
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28th Jun
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Hospitality and promotional expenditureAlmost every business and everyone involved in the carrying on of a trade incorporates an element of...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock of White & Case 28th Jun
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Anti-bribery and corruption—charitable and political donationsCharitable and political donations can give rise to higher risks of bribery and...
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28th Jun
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Jurisdiction in respect of allegations of briberyThe nature of the offenceThis Practice Note explains the rules relating to the jurisdiction to try...
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28th Jun
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Summary of SFO's bribery guidance and policiesSFO’s key policies on prosecuting bribery offencesThe Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is the lead...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Agnoli of Simmons & Simmons 28th Jun
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The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977 (FCPA 1977) and Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) comparison tableThis Practice Note contains a comparison table...
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28th Jun
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Anti-bribery and corruption policy1Introduction1.1Bribery and corruption remain major issues in world trade, despite the many dedicated efforts to...
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6th Jun
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If a company self-reports a corrupt transaction but withholds details of other incidences of bribery, will the SFO give them the benefit of having...
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5th Jun
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What legislation has replaced sections 108 and 109 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001?Effect of sections 108 and 109 of the...
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5th Jun
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Debarment for bribery convictionsBrexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is...
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