Compliance Communications Blog

 

Update on UK Bribery Rule

3/25/19:  An article by Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Anne-Marie Ottaway provides an overview of the recently released post-legislative review of the UK’s Bribery Act 2010. Ottaway was appointed Specialist Advisor to the Select Committee tasked with conducting the review, which concluded that new guidance was needed...

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"The Cost of 'Failing to Prevent'"


11/17/15: The October 2015 “FCPA Update” by law firm Debevoise & Plimpton contains a good chunk of useful information on several topics. The largest section is devoted to Brazil’s new guidelines for compliance programs – especially useful for companies with existing or planned operations...

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"UK Centralizes Global Anti-Corruption Enforcement"

 

9/1/15: The UK’s Bribery Act was introduced as a robust counterpart to the US’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in fighting global corruption. In fact, the Bribery Act included several provisions that went beyond the FCPA. Since its enactment, the UK law has not been enforced as rigorously as anticipated. In response, the...

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"Failure to Prevent"

 

4/14/15: An article on Out-Law.com provides companies with an important heads up about a new criminal offence in the UK for companies that “… fail to prevent employees or agents committing economic crime …” The article quotes Laura Dunseath of law firm Pinsent Masons (which hosts Out-Law.com) , who says...

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