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Guidance Under the UK Bribery Act

We have been waiting for some guidance from the United Kingdom about their new Bribery Act since it received Royal Assent last April . The delay on the guidance has delayed the implementation of the Bribery Act itself. Now the guidance is out. The Bribery Act 2010 creates a new offence under section...

U.K Government Issues Bribery Act Guidance, Sets Effective Date

On March 30, 2011, the U.K. Ministry of Justice released its long-awaited Guidance with respect to The Bribery Act of 2010 , detailing the Act's scope and jurisdictional applicability. The Guidance, which can be found here , has quickly been criticized in some quarters for "watering down"...

UK Bribery Act Guidance: the Six Principles of a Non-Skewered Compliance Program

The UK Bribery Act guidance is out and the reaction has been across the board. Here is just a sampling of it. Mike Volkov, in the FCPA Blog brought up Yogi Berra by noting, " If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. " He used this quote to lead into a...

Cadwalader FCPA Advisor: 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...