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King & Wood Mallesons | Hong Kong | 1 Aug 2016

Anti-bribery and corruption guide: Hong Kong

The Prevention of Bribery Ordinance of Hong Kong (Cap. 201) (“PBO”) creates a number of public and private sector bribery offences. In the context of


BDB Pitmans LLP | United Kingdom | 28 Sep 2011

Is that a bribe? implications of the Bribery Act

Following the recent announcement of the first prosecution under The Bribery Act 2010, that came into force on 1st July 2011, Alan Davies and Joanne Eden of Pitmans Defendant Insurance Department spoke to Reading Insurance Institute on the Implications of The Bribery Act.


Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 7 Jul 2011

Mitigating the Bribery Act risk: self-reporting in Scotland

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.


Alston & Bird LLP | United Kingdom | 30 Jun 2011

Companies with international operations and sales should review compliance programs in light of the UK Bribery Act

The United Kingdom’s 2010 Bribery Act (the “Bribery Act”) becomes effective in July 2011.


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 27 Jun 2011

$9.5 million fine is first significant action under Canada’s foreign corruption law

On June 24, 2011, after entering a plea of guilty to a charge of bribing a foreign public official, Calgary-based Niko Resources Ltd. (Niko) was sentenced to a fine of approximately $9.5 million and placed on three years’ probation.


McGuireWoods LLP | United Kingdom | 13 Jun 2011

Payments made under duress: bribery or extortion?

Picture an all too common scenario: An importer of fresh produce learns that a shipment has been held up at customs abroad.


Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP | United Kingdom | 2 Jun 2011

UK Ministry of Justice publishes Bribery Act guidance (Part I)

Following on from the publishing of the UK Bribery Act 2010 (the "Act") last year, the UK Ministry of Justice has recently published final guidance (the "Guidance") on the procedures which relevant commercial organisations can put in place to prevent persons associated with such organisations from bribing.


Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP | United Kingdom | 20 Apr 2011

Bribery Act 2010: Ministry of Justice publishes final guidance on adequate procedures

On 30 March 2011, the UK Ministry of Justice published final guidance (the "Guidance") on the adequate procedures for commercial organisations to have in place as a statutory defence in the event of prosecution under the Bribery Act 2010 (the "Act") for failing to prevent bribery by their associated persons.


Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP | United Kingdom | 15 Apr 2011

With publication of final guidance, UK Bribery Act to go into effect on July 1, 2011

Despite repeated delays and some question as to whether the UK would bow to pressure from the business community to water down the Bribery Act 2010 ("the Act"), on March 30, 2011, the UK Ministry of Justice released its final guidance (the "Final Guidance") on the Act, which leaves the import of the Act as a significant and expansive piece of anti-corruption legislation largely intact.


Dechert LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Apr 2011

Update on UK Bribery Act 2010 guidance published and implementation date announced

The Government published its delayed guidance about the Bribery Act 2010 ("the Act") entitled "Guidance about procedures which relevant commercial organisations can put into place to prevent persons associated with them from bribing" (the "Guidance") on 30 March 2011.

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