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Squire Patton Boggs | European Union | 2 Mar 2017

Five minutes on... anti-bribery and corruption laws in Europe

Anti-bribery and corruption has been a hot topic in the US for almost 40 years. The topic has historically however received much less attention


Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 19 Oct 2015

SMEs and the UK Bribery Act compliance may not be as difficult as you fear!

Despite the fact that the Bribery Act 2010 (the "Act") came into force on 1 July 2011, a recent government study has found that only two-thirds of


Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 25 Feb 2015

Pursue, prevent, protect and prepare the UK government’s Anti-Corruption Plan

The UK Anti-Corruption Plan, published in late 2014, sets the strategic direction for anti-corruption activity in the UK. It contains 66 action


Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 15 Dec 2014

The UK Bribery Act what to expect in 2015

We have reported previously that the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has confirmed its commitment to prosecuting bribery and corruption and that


Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom, Global | 14 Jul 2014

New guidance published in the UK on countering small bribes in business

Transparency International UK ("TIUK"), the UK Chapter of the world's leading non-governmental anti-corruption organisation, has recently published


Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom, China | 10 Jun 2014

UK Serious Fraud Office launches investigation into GlaxoSmithKline in relation to claims of foreign bribery

The UK's Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") has launched a formal criminal investigation into GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and its "commercial practices"


Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 17 Mar 2014

Bribery prosecutions in the UK where are we now?

We reported back in 2012 that the UK's Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") had confirmed its commitment to enforcing the UK Bribery Act 2010 ("Bribery Act")


Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 17 Jan 2013

Ministry of Justice confirms that deferred prosecution agreements (“DPAs”) will be introduced in England and Wales

On 23 October 2012, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) published its response to the consultation paper on DPAs, and confirmed that it will legislate to


Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 27 Dec 2012

Bribery Act investigations at Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce, the world's second largest aircraft engine maker, made a public announcement on the 6 December 2012 that it has provided information to the


Squire Patton Boggs | Global | 10 Dec 2012

Report shows that compliance with OECD anti-bribery convention remains inadequate

Transparency International has recently published its 8th annual progress report on compliance with the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, adopted in 1997, which requires each signatory country to make foreign bribery a crime.

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