The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:
Australia; Brazil; Canada; China; Denmark; France; Germany; Greece; Hong Kong; Italy; Japan; Liechtenstein; Mexico; Portugal; Russia; Singapore; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; United Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; USA
The set of questions relating to the topic of Anti-Corruption Regulation and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:
To which international anti-corruption conventions is your country a signatory?
Identify and describe your national laws and regulations prohibiting bribery of foreign public officials (foreign bribery laws) and domestic public officials (domestic bribery laws).
Can a successor entity be held liable for violations of foreign and domestic bribery laws by the target entity that occurred prior to the merger or acquisition?
Is there civil and criminal enforcement of your country’s foreign and domestic bribery laws?
Can enforcement matters involving foreign or domestic bribery be resolved through plea agreements, settlement agreements, prosecutorial discretion or similar means without a trial? Is there a mechanism for companies to disclose violations of domestic and foreign bribery laws in exchange for lesser penalties?
Describe the elements of the la
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The offence of threats to killThe offence of threats to kill is an offence which can be tried in the magistrates' court or the Crown Court. The magistrates' court is likely to decline jurisdiction if there are repeated threats or a visible weapon.Elements of the offence of threats to killThe
The offence of false imprisonmentFalse imprisonment is a common law offence but it is more common as a civil action in tort (see Practice Note: False imprisonment).It is triable only on indictment. It may be classified in class 2A, 2B or 3 in accordance with the Criminal Practice Directions.The
Coronavirus (COVID-19): The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and procedure in the civil courts that have been introduced as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For guidance, see Practice Note: Coronavirus
The offence of aggravated vehicle-takingA person is guilty of aggravated vehicle taking if:•they take a conveyance without the owner's or other lawful authority's consent for their own or another's use, or•knowing that any conveyance has been taken without such authority, drive it or allow
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