The Serious Fraud Office can validly issue a section 2 notice with extraterritorial application. It can compel production of documents held
In order to facilitate and expedite the exchange of information with foreign judicial authorities in criminal matters, Swiss prosecuting authorities
The German Criminal Code differentiates between bribery in the public sector and in private business. In the public sector, the law prohibits both
The laws dealing with bribery and corruption are getting a much needed overhaul.
Until August 2011 the Bulgarian criminal law had not covered bribes or other unlawful means of influencing the course or outcome of sport competitions.
The European Parliament and Council’s Directive 200120EC dated April 4, 2001, which has been modified several times, is related to the implementation of good clinical practice in the conduct of clinical trials on medicinal products for human use.
The first significant prosecution under Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act 1998 has led to a fine of nearly $9.5 million Canadian and three years' probation, in a case which not only puts all companies with a Canadian link, in particular dual-listed companies, on notice, but also shows the increased regulator activity in the global fight against bribery and corruption
In conjunction with the Bribery Act 2010 coming into force on 1 July 2011 the Scottish Crown Office has now issued Guidance confirming that it will trial (up to 30 June 2012) a self-reporting mechanism for business in relation to incidents of corruption.
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).
Are you ready for the Bribery Act 2010 (“the Act”) which will finally come into force on 1 July 2011?