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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 17 Jul 2012

Are you liable for others' criminality?

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.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 2 Jul 2012

Bribery Act's 1st birthday - no gifts please!

Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the Bribery Act coming into force.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 30 May 2012

News International journalist in high profile Bribery Act arrest

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.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 16 May 2012

Potato bribery scheme gets its chips

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.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom, Global | 25 Apr 2012

OECD report finds UK anti-bribery measures lacking

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”.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 3 Apr 2012

FSA criticises banks' Bribery Act 2010 responses

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.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 20 Oct 2011

The Bribery Act 2010: first of its kind bribe conviction for court clerk

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.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 30 Sep 2011

A taxing request: SFO scrutinises company records in bid to expose bribery

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.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 1 Sep 2011

The Bribery Act - the prosecutions begin!

The Crown Prosecution Service has commenced its first prosecution under the Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July this year.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 5 Jul 2011

Scottish business told to grass themselves under the Bribery Act

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).