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Five minutes on... anti-bribery and corruption laws in Europe

European Union - March 2 2017 Anti-bribery and corruption has been a hot topic in the US for almost 40 years. The topic has historically however received much less attention…

Rob Elvin, Stéphanie Faber, Tim Wünnemann.

SMEs and the UK Bribery Act – compliance may not be as difficult as you fear!

United Kingdom - October 19 2015 Despite the fact that the Bribery Act 2010 (the "Act") came into force on 1 July 2011, a recent government study has found that only two-thirds of…

New EU Directive allows public contract suppliers convicted of corruption to “self-clean” their bad behaviour

United Kingdom - September 22 2015 The Public Contacts Directive (2014/24/EC - the "2014 Directive") sets out the legal framework for public procurement when contracting authorities…

Is the first UK Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) on the horizon?

United Kingdom - September 1 2015 The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has publically announced that it has sent out the first invitation letters offering DPAs to corporations. In this…

UK employers beware: health & safety and unfair dismissal

United Kingdom - July 15 2015 In Newbound –v- Thames Water the Court of Appeal has recently upheld the ruling of the Employment Tribunal that Mr Newbound had been unfairly…