Bribery

Bribery guidance:

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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1 Anti-bribery—short form—pro-customer Bribery Laws means the Bribery Act 2010 [and associated guidance published by the Secretary of State for Justice under the Bribery...

Precedents

• 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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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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• Does the company have a due diligence policy which covers all parties to a business relationship, including the company's supply chain, agents, joint venture or similar...

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• Any agent or representative of a business should be subject to due diligence • The company will have to make their own inquiries supplementing any information with...

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Facilitating the performance of a duty by public officials Facilitation payments, also known as facilitating or grease payments, are generally small amounts of money paid...

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Corporate criminal liability for bribery—section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010 This offence can only be committed by relevant commercial organisations (RCOs), not...

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Required document or actionYes/NoComment/action required Do you have a public, clear and forthright code of ethics and/or anti-bribery and corruption policy which...

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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 partners in some form...

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Businesses and their employees must be alert to indicators of corruption. The following checklist identifies indicators of corruption which would normally give rise to an...

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The following questions and issues should be at the forefront of a lawyer’s mind when advising in relation to an internal investigation on suspicion of bribery. This...

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The nature of the offence This Practice Note explains the rules relating to the jurisdiction to try allegations of bribery under the Bribery Act 2010, which depends on...

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Summary The Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) came into force on 1 July 2011. BA 2010 applies to any business incorporated or trading in the UK and covers bribery committed on...

Precedents

From [[insert job title], ][name] Bribery and corruption remain a major issue in world trade, despite the many dedicated efforts to prevent them. As many of you will...

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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 of an organisation’s...

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Is risk assessment overseen at the highest level in the company? In order to show top level commitment to anti-bribery measures, a company officer or Board member should...

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The Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) was passed to ensure the UK’s compliance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Convention on Combating...

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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, where the...

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