It has been widely reported that British Petroleum (BP) has been in contact with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over recent allegations of bribery and corruption carried out by one of its contractors in Azerbaijan.
Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the Bribery Act coming into force.
Late last week The Sun's Whitehall Editor, Clodagh Hartley, was arrested as part of Operation Elveden, the Scotland Yard enquiry into payments made by journalists to public officials.
Yesterday, Mr Andrew Behagg, a finance director with Greenvale (a company that supplied potatoes to Sainsbury's) was found guilty of corruption at Croydon Crown Court.
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) Working Group on Bribery recently published its Phase 3 report "Implementing the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in the United Kingdom”.
Last week the Financial Services Authority (FSA) published its review findings of anti-bribery and corruption measures implemented by investment banks, since the Bribery Act 2010 coming into force last July.
A Redbridge Magistrates' court clerk has become the first person to be convicted under the Bribery Act after abusing his position in exchange for bribes.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to sift through tax records of companies under investigation for bribery as part of a broader plan to target criminals.
The Crown Prosecution Service has commenced its first prosecution under the Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July this year.
Following the introduction of The UK Bribery Act 2010 last week, (please see our previous e-update for details), the Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland QC has approved an initiative for businesses to "self-report" any activity that may constitute bribery to the Crown Office's Serious and Organised Crime Division (SOCD).