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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 | 1 Jul 2011

The Bribery Act 2010 - compliance or penalty?

Today the UK Bribery Act came into force; introducing tough new laws on the making and receiving of bribes, as well as on the failure to take sufficient steps to prevent bribery occurring.

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MacRoberts LLP | United Kingdom | 23 Jun 2011

The UK Bribery Act - update June 2011

Developing a compliance framework that suits your business and putting matters into practice.

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MacRoberts LLP | USA, United Kingdom | 23 Apr 2010

The UK Bribery Act 2010 v Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977: how different are they and should your business be concerned?

Although the new UK Bribery Act 2010 (the "Bribery Act") is similar in many respects to the existing anti-bribery provisions of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (as amended) ("FCPA"), overall, the Bribery Act is considered to be broader and more robust than the FCPA.

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