This week saw the publication of the first edition of Serious Economic Crime by White Page Ltd, in association with the Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”).

As explained in the Forward by Richard Alderman, Director of the SFO, the primary purpose of this new guide is to give board-level readers in the U.K. and international businesses "informed commentary"on the impact of anti-fraud and anti-corruption legislation, including the Bribery Act 2010. 

Throughout its 36 chapters, the guide deals with the issue of serious economic crime from both a national and global perspective, outlines the main offences and the investigation of these offences and gives special focus to some of the issues that have recently given businesses cause for concern.  As a supplement to the commentary already available from the Bribery Library, it is certainly a worthwhile read.

The guide can be accessed via this link and is available in PDF, iPhone/iPad and Kindle editions.