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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...

Tim Wünnemann, Stéphanie Faber, Rob Elvin.

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 (201424EC - 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...