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Pillsbury | United Kingdom | 15 Jul 2014

The UK Bribery Act, three years on: can we relax yet?

The Bribery Act 2010 has now been in force for three years. Despite the announcements and commentary that it heralded a new and aggressive face


Pillsbury | United Kingdom | 9 Sep 2013

Deferred prosecution deals and sentencing guidelines come to the UK: how will they work in bribery and corruption cases?

Although the perceived slow pace of investigations and prosecutions by the Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") has come in for a great deal of commentary


Pillsbury | United Kingdom | 15 Aug 2013

UK Bribery Act: Serious Fraud Office announces its first prosecutions

On 14 August, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced that four men connected to Sustainable AgroEnergy plc have been charged with offences of


Pillsbury | United Kingdom | 23 Jul 2013

UK Bribery Act: still hostage to budget cuts?

According to a 22 July 2013 article in The Law Society Gazette, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is investigating only two cases relating to the


Pillsbury | United Kingdom | 6 Jun 2013

UK Bribery Act: red light, green light or mixed-signals?

The UK Government has announced a review of the Bribery Act 2010 and its intent to reduce the cost of compliance for small and medium-sized


Pillsbury | United Kingdom | 10 Oct 2012

UK Bribery Act: Serious Fraud Office publishes revised rules

As noted in our Alert on Oct. 1, 2012 and presaged by the withdrawal of previous guidance, new rules published Oct. 9 by the UK Serious Fraud Office have opted for stricter language.


Pillsbury | United Kingdom | 1 Oct 2012

Bribery Act prosecutor withdraws guidance; whither SFO enforcement, self-reporting?

We previously noted in our 17 May 2012 publication that Directorship of the UK Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") had passed to David Green QC.


Pillsbury | United Kingdom | 23 May 2012

UK Bribery Act: should you worry about taking customers to the Olympic Games?

The 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in London offer a unique opportunity for companies to promote their businesses through entertainment of customers or clients at the various game venues.


Pillsbury | United Kingdom | 17 May 2012

UK Bribery Act - there's a new constable in town

Directorship of the UK Serious Fraud Office passed this month to David Green QC.


Pillsbury | United Kingdom | 12 Mar 2012

Fines by UK's Financial Services Authority show the importance of anti-bribery policies

Much has been written about the Bribery Act’s new strict liability corporate offence of failure to prevent bribery and the advisability of having in place a comprehensive anti-bribery policy adopted and enforced by senior company management as the only recognized defence available against the spectre of criminal prosecution and potentially unlimited fines.

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