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Global Anti-Corruption Update January 2015 – What’s New?
With corruption increasingly hitting the headlines (think GlaxoSmithKline in China and Qatar's World Cup bid), in early December 2014, the OECD issued a new report on corruption, highlighting the scale of bribery worldwide.
13 Feb 2015
Bribery Act Update: DPAs Come Into Force, Sentencing Guidelines Published – Corporate Prosecutions On The Way?
In our last Bribery Act update, we outlined how Deferred Prosecution Agreements are expected to work in the UK.
25 Apr 2014
UK Anti-Corruption Initiatives: Bribery Act Update, Deferred Prosecution Agreements And New Sentencing Guidelines
A discussion which highlights recent suggestions of a possible review of the UK Bribery Act 2010, outline the way in which Deferred Prosecution Agreements are expected to work in the UK when they are implemented in February 2014 and summarise the proposed new sentencing guidelines for financial crimes published by the Sentencing Council for England and Wales in June 2013.
29 Aug 2013
Bribery Act Update: The SFO Reviews Its Policies On Facilitation Payments, Business Expenditure And Corporate Self-Reporting
The Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") is the UK's main law enforcement agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting cases of domestic and overseas bribery and corruption.
4 Nov 2012
The Bribery Act 2010: Briefing and Guidance
The Bribery Act 2010 comes into force in April 2011 against the background of increasing international pressure for a concerted crackdown on bribery and corruption, exemplified by the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials, to which the UK signed up in 1998, and the judicial view that "There can be no doubt that corruption of foreign government officials or foreign government ministers is at the top end of serious corporate offending."
26 Oct 2010
Paying Ransoms - Could The US Make This More Difficult?
According to a number of reports in trade press and recent comments from the US State Department, the US administration seems to be flying a kite to test national and industry reaction to an initiative which may use existing UN Resolutions and the US OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) Regulations ("Regulations") to allow them to take action, including the banning of ships involved from US ports, against shipowners who pay ransoms to Somali pirates.
15 Mar 2010
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