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The Bribery Act: The changing face of corporate liability

Five years since its inception, the UK Bribery Act has significantly raised the bar on corporate liability and shaken up existing rules on tackling corruption.

The UK Bribery Act: Five lessons in five years

The UK Bribery Act is the toughest anti-bribery legislation in the world. In its pledge to take a leading role in the global fight against corruption, the UK Act goes even further than the US's far-reaching Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
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When are 'adequate procedures' adequate enough?

The Bribery Act has put anti-corruption compliance on the boardroom agenda like nothing has done before, but the full force of the legislation is yet to be seen.
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Unheard voices

The corporate bribery offence has ushered in a new age of enforcement, but at what cost to individuals who may be implicated?
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Comparing the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Key differences between anti-bribery and anti-corruption legislative regimes in the United Kingdom and the United States.
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Anti-bribery & anti-corruption regimes across Europe

Key differences between anti-bribery and anti-corruption legislative regimes in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, and Russia.
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Incentivising self-reporting

Bribery by its very nature is generally a secret matter. Self-reporting is therefore a useful tool by which the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) can learn of, and take action against, wrongdoing. But what are the incentives for a company to self-report?
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International hurdles

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) can investigate companies operating both in the UK and overseas, prosecuting bribery wherever the offence takes place, but its efforts are frustrated by international obstacles to investigations and prosecution.
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What does the future hold?

UK prosecutor sees Bribery Act offence as a template for fighting other forms of financial crime.
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