Construction company admits failing to prevent bribery in relation to contracts in the Middle East

As detailed in the UK Section Sweett Group has admitted to an offence of failing to prevent bribery under section 7 of the UK Bribery Act, after its staff paid bribes to win two construction contracts in the Middle East. A hearing date has yet to be scheduled, but this is expected to be the first prosecution of a company for failing to prevent bribery.