Tom is a partner in Pinsent Masons' corporate crime and investigations team and he leads the firm's offering in Scotland. He is an expert in bribery, fraud, money laundering, modern slavery and international trade sanctions. Tom is ranked in band 1 for corporate crime, fraud and investigations by both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
This Practice Note looks at the territorial application for the prosecution of offences under the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) in Scotland and explains how such jurisdictional issues are dealt with within the UK, particularly where cross-border issues arise. It covers the jurisdictional problems under BA 2010 created as a result of the provisions governing the prosecution of conduct committed outside of England and Wales (eg Scotland) as well as the requirements of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for the investigation of bribery offences in Scotland.
This Practice Note looks at self-reporting bribery offences in Scotland, including the guidance issued by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) on their approach to such self-reporting, the requirements for making a self-report and the procedure adopted once a self-report has been made.
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