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Norton Rose Fulbright | Australia | 3 Dec 2012

Corruption risks in public procurement

The Federal Government’s development of the National Anti-Corruption Plan is occurring at a time when Australia’s implementation and compliance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption, and the OECD’s Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, have both been reviewed (reported in June and October 2012 respectively).

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Norton Rose Fulbright | Australia | 23 Nov 2012

Australian anti-corruption efforts: storm approaching

The report recently released by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Working Group on Australia’s implementation and enforcement of foreign bribery laws is highly critical of Australia’s efforts to date.

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Norton Rose Fulbright | Australia, United Kingdom | 17 Oct 2012

UK SFO sets up to clamp down on facilitation payments

The UK Serious Fraud Office has issued new guidance which states that it will prosecute companies which make facilitation payments where there is a realistic prospect of conviction and prosecution is in the public interest.

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Norton Rose Fulbright | United Kingdom | 21 Sep 2010

UK Bribery Act 2010 - adequate procedures

As the UK Bribery Act will come into force in April 2011, corporate entities (including partnerships) which carry on part of their business in the UK need to ensure that by that date they have in place adequate procedures which may provide a defence to the strict liability offence of failure to prevent bribery.

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Norton Rose Fulbright | United Kingdom | 19 May 2010

The Bribery Act 2010 (UK)

The Bribery Act 2010 (UK) was passed by the UK Parliament on 8 April 2010 and is expected to progressively come into force from May.

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Norton Rose Fulbright | United Kingdom | 19 Apr 2010

The impact of the UK Bribery Act on Australian organisations doing business in the UK

Does your organisation do business in the UK or hope to do business with the UK in the future?

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Norton Rose Fulbright | United Kingdom | 17 Feb 2010

Anti-corruption and foreign corrupt practices

There has been further progress in the United Kingdom regarding the proposed anti-bribery legislation and the ongoing investigation into BAE Systems by the Serious Fraud Office.

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