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UK Ministry of Justice publishes guidance to the UK Bribery Act; announces act to enter into force on 1 July 2011
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2011

Today, the UK Ministry of Justice published the Guidance to the Bribery Act 2010 ("the Guidance"), and announced that the Act will come into force on 1 July 2011.


Bribery Act 2010: consultation on guidance
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 18 2010

In September the Ministry of Justice published its consultation on guidance for commercial organisations to prevent bribery and draft guidance for the "adequate procedures" defence to the offence of failing to prevent bribery under s.


UK Ministry of Justice issues draft anti-bribery adequate procedures guidance, solicits public comments
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 24 2010

On 14 September 2010 the UK Ministry of Justice issued its consultation paper on the proposed guidance concerning the development of "adequate procedures" for preventing bribery in commercial organisations.


A guide to endeavours clauses
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 28 2010

The majority of commercial contracts these days will often contain an obligation on one party to use some form of endeavours or effort to achieve a specified objective.


Contracts put it in writing
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 28 2010

A recent case which reached the Supreme Court in the UK has demonstrated the dangers of a party commencing work without first agreeing in writing the precise basis on which that work is to be performed, and once again highlights, in generally applicable terms, the important need for parties who intend to engage in a commercial endeavour to commit the terms of that endeavour to writing before it gets underway.


May we see your papers? U.S. Customs' proposed changes to broker rules make an excellent reminder for importer recordkeeping requirements
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2010

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) has proposed new rules to ease the recordkeeping requirements that apply to licensed customs brokers.


Payment of quantum meruit
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 12 2010

The Chancery Division in this case held that a sum of £105,000 should be awarded on a quantum meruit basis where a daughter had worked for several years without remuneration in the family business and where her father had given her assurances that she would be rewarded for her work.


Commerce department solicits input on privacy issue
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2010

The U.S. Department of Commerce issued a notice of inquiry on April 23 seeking comments from "all Internet stakeholders," including the commercial sector, on the effect that U.S. and foreign privacy laws have on "on the pace of innovation in the information economy."


Bribery Bill
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 5 2010

The Bribery Bill has now been introduced into Parliament.


The doctrine of frustration in English law
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 10 2009

In English law, "a contract may be discharged on the ground of frustration when something occurs after the formation of the contract which renders it physically or commercially impossible to fulfil the contract or transforms the obligation to perform into a radically different obligation from that undertaken at the moment of the entry into the contract."