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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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14th Apr
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All commissions constitute the giving of a financial advantage, although they will not necessarily be bribes.Commissions may be facilitation payments,...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 14th Apr
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Offset arrangements arise where an additional investment, payment or other industrial, commercial or economic benefit is offered or required as part...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 14th Apr
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Corporate criminal liability for bribery—section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010This offence can only be committed by relevant commercial organisations...
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14th Apr
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The nature of the offenceThis Practice Note explains the rules relating to the jurisdiction to try allegations of bribery under the Bribery Act 2010,...
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14th Apr
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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...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock of White & Case 14th Apr
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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...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 14th Apr
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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officialsFacilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 14th Apr
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Almost every business and everyone involved in the carrying on of a trade incorporates an element of hospitality to existing or potential business...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock of White & Case 14th Apr
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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...
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14th Apr
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Will Glover of 3 Temple Gardens 14th Apr
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This Practice Note provides a summary of noteworthy convictions brought under the pre-Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) corruption regime with brief cases...
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9th Apr
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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...
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9th Apr
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This Practice Note contains a comparison table showing differences and similarities between the US Foreign Corrupt Practice Act 1977 (FCPA 1977) and...
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9th Apr
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Guidelines which apply when considering a chargeThe Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) undertook to produce the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Agnoli of Simmons & Simmons 9th Apr
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Who is investigating?In our current globalised market, it is very common for multiple government agencies, across multiple jurisdictions to...
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Produced in partnership with Amanda Raad, Arla Kerr and Harriet Slater of Ropes & Gray 9th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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9th Apr
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Brazil; Canada; China; Denmark; France; Germany; Greece; Hong...
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9th Apr
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Angola; Belgium; Bulgaria; Cape Verde; Chile; European Union; Ghana;...
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9th Apr
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Background to the Foreign Corrupt Practices ActThe US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a broad and very well-enforced piece of legislation that...
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