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The Bribery Act 2010: A Practical Guide

Eoin O'Shea explains the new UK Bribery Act 2010 in detail and provides practical guidance on critical issues for businesses.

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Published: June 30, 2011
ISBN/ISSN: 9781846611940

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Why should you buy The Bribery Act 2010: A Practical Guide

The Bribery Act is among the most controversial pieces of legislation of recent years. It creates a comprehensive scheme of bribery offences that will revolutionise courts' and prosecutors' responses to bribery at home or abroad. It will also force big changes to how businesses deal with bribery.

The Bribery Act 2010: A Practical Guide provides the most detailed and up-to-date analysis of this important new legislation. It deals with the law in context, covering the general bribery offences, bribery of foreign public officials and the specific bribery offence applicable to businesses alone.

The book deals with the latest government and prosecution guidance in depth, and separately considers particularly controversial topics such as facilitation payments and corporate hospitality. Related offences and civil liability for bribery are also covered. The text provides practical guidance on compliance procedures in line with the new Act and explains the impact of the new legislation using examples and worked scenarios.


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Table of contents

Introduction and Historical Background
General Offences: Active Bribery
General Offences: Passive Bribery
Relevant Functions and Activities
Improper Performance
The Expectation Test
Bribery of Foreign Public Officials
Failure of Commercial Organisations to Prevent Bribery
The Adequate Procedures Defence, the Section 13 Defence, Dues and Necessity
Consent to prosecution, Enforcement Priorities and Penalties
Territorial Application
Accessory Liability, Inchoate Offences, Related Offences and Extradition
Civil Liability
Particular Problems: Hospitality, Promotion, Facilitation Payments, Extortion and Mergers