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The Success of “Soft Enforcement” in the U.K.
Posted on 18 Aug 2015 by Mike Koehler

As distinguished from “hard” enforcement of a law by enforcement agencies, “soft” enforcement generally refers to a law’s ability to facilitate self-policing and compliance to a greater degree than can be accomplished through... Read More

The Success of “Soft Enforcement” in the U.K.
Posted on 18 Aug 2015 by Doug Esten

As distinguished from “hard” enforcement of a law by enforcement agencies, “soft” enforcement generally refers to a law’s ability to facilitate self-policing and compliance to a greater degree than can be accomplished through... Read More

The Thrill is Gone: On the Intersection of CSR and the FCPA
Posted on 18 May 2015 by Thomas Fox

Yes indeed the thrill is gone as BB King died last week. While I cannot aver he was the best bluesman ever -- as Keith Richards would, say that was Robert Johnson -- or he was even the greatest bluesman during my lifetime, as Muddy Waters lived until... Read More

U.K. Serious Fraud Office Announces Corruption Charges Against Individual Well-Known in the Compliance Community
Posted on 13 May 2015 by Mike Koehler

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor Talk about a head-scratching moment. If you are even an occasional attendee or participant of anti-bribery and corruption conferences you likely know or recognize Jean-Daniel Lainé... Read More

BuckleySandler LLP: U.K. Ministry of Justice Publishes Guidance on "Adequate Procedures" Defense Under U.K. Bribery Act
Posted on 11 Apr 2011 by Andrea Lee Negroni

Excerpted from Infobytes , a weekly electronic newsletter on developments in financial services law from BuckleySandler LLP . For the full issue of Infobytes , click here . On March 30, the U.K. Ministry of Justice published long-awaited Guidance... Read More

Adam Greaves of McGuireWoods London Discusses the U.K. Bribery Act
Posted on 20 May 2011 by LexisNexis Legal Business Community Staff

On this edition, Adam Greaves, partner in the London office of McGuireWoods, discusses the U.K. Bribery Act, which goes into force on July 1, 2011. Mr. Greaves explains how the Act will apply to non-U.K. companies, reviews some of the principle offenses... Read More

Corruption and Twitter
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by Doug Cornelius

"If someone is being hit for a bribe, isn't the easiest thing just to put it on Twitter? It goes round the world in next to no time." Richard Alderman, head of the U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office, is apparently serious about Twitter... Read More

This Week in FCPA Episode # 17
Posted on 21 Sep 2011 by Howard Sklar & Thomas Fox

Show Notes: Bridgestone settlement The 1st UK Bribery Act waste case. The Good: the government writes a great, well-written brief in the Siriwan case The Bad: Alcatel-Lucent. Add some facts, but Howard still comes out in the same place... Read More

Fancy a Brew? Internal Controls under the UK Bribery Act
Posted on 21 Apr 2011 by Thomas Fox

My colleague Henry Mixon of Mixon Consulting has an interesting observation regarding internal controls under the UK Bribery Act. Unlike the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Bribery Act does not have a books and records component written into... Read More

Final Jeopardy and July 1, 2011
Posted on 2 Feb 2012 by Thomas Fox

It's Final Jeopardy and the category is "Compliance". As your company's Compliance Officer you are positively salivating at the prospect. So you go all in and bet everything you have on this last question. You stand abated as Host... Read More

To Give or Not To Give and If So How, Under the FCPA
Posted on 30 Mar 2012 by Thomas Fox

To give or not to give? That is certainly a question but it may also include the question of the value of the gift. Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act gifts and entertainment continue to bedevil compliance practitioners... Read More

This Week in the FCPA # 3 (May 17, 2011) by Thomas Fox & Howard Sklar
Posted on 18 May 2011 by Howard Sklar & Thomas Fox

Thomas Fox and Howard Sklar continue a previous discussion of the UK Bribery Act and also talk about the Lindsey Manufacturing case, the latest SAR Activity Review featuring foreign corruption, and other FCPA-related topics. (Please visit the site... Read More

FTI Consulting’s Allan Kaufman on the Globalization of Foreign Corrupt Practices Laws
Posted on 27 Oct 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

Allan Kaufman, managing director at FTI Consulting, discusses a number of issues surrounding foreign corrupt practices law during a seminar held on Sept. 23, 2010. Topics include which countries are better at enforcing bribery laws, what the U.N. has... Read More

Developments From Across the Pond
Posted on 13 Oct 2015 by Mike Koehler

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor A few developments from the United Kingdom worth highlighting. SFO Speech In this recent speech, David Green (Director of the SFO) stated: “ Deferred Prosecution Agreements... Read More

OECD Report on the SFO and the Bribery Act
Posted on 2 Apr 2012 by Thomas O. Gorman

The OECD Working Group On Bribery highlighted the efforts the UK in the anti-corruption area in a most recent report (here). That Report also contains a number of recommendations for future improvements. The Working Group concluded that the SFO and... Read More