The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011. It sends a clear message that the UK government takes acts of corruption and bribery seriously.

All commercial parties must keep their anti-corruption policies, procedures and training under review to ensure that they are taking all appropriate steps to prevent acts of bribery from being committed. Click here to view our interactive Bribery Act web resource, comprising:

  • Our practical guide for business on anti-corruption;
  • An introduction to the Bribery Act for US general counsel, outlining the differences between this new legislation and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977;
  • An Anglo-French perspective, co-written by Nabarro and French law firm August & Debouzy contrasting the new UK legislation with French anti-corruption law.