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Adequate Procedures to Prevent Bribery in the UK
Posted on 20 Sep 2010 by Doug Cornelius

On 14 September 2010, the United Kingdom's Ministry of Justice issued its Consultation Paper on what might be "adequate procedures" prevent bribery. Under section 9 of the Bribery Act , the only defense against criminal liability for... Read More

The International View on US Anti-Bribery Efforts
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by Doug Cornelius

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's report on U.S. anti-bribery efforts released their Phase 3 Report on the United States . In its report, the Working Group commended the United States for its engagement with the private... Read More

UK Bribery Act Delayed
Posted on 21 Jul 2010 by Doug Cornelius

When I saw there was a press release from the UK's Ministry of Justice, I was expecting an announcement of what it meant for a commercial organization to have "adequate procedures" to prevent bribery. That being the only affirmative defense... Read More

Provenance in the Supply Chain: Transparency and Accountability under the FCPA and Bribery Act
Posted on 21 Oct 2010 by Thomas Fox

In the October 2010 issue of the Harvard Business Review there is a Spotlight article on " The Transparent Supply Chain ". In this article, author Stephen New discusses the evolution in Supply Chain from opaqueness to transparency and focuses... Read More

Greenberg Traurig Alert: Bribery Act 2010: Anti-Corruption Policies
Posted on 20 Oct 2010 by GreenbergTraurig

The Bribery Act 2010 (the "Act") is due to come into force in April 2011. The Act will see the introduction of the new "corporate offence" of having failed to prevent bribery from occurring. The only defence to this strict liability... Read More

The Six Principles of a Best Practices Anti-Corruption Program Under the UK Bribery Act Guidance-Part I
Posted on 23 Sep 2010 by Thomas Fox

Last week the United Kingdom's Ministry of Justice released its " Consultation on guidance about commercial organisations preventing bribery (section 9 of the Bribery Act 2010 )". The stated purpose of this document is to provide guidance... Read More

The Six Principles of a Best Practices Anti-Corruption Program Under the UK Bribery Act Guidance-Part II
Posted on 24 Sep 2010 by Thomas Fox

Last week the United Kingdom's Ministry of Justice released its " Consultation on guidance about commercial organisations preventing bribery (section 9 of the Bribery Act 2010 )". The stated purpose of this document is to provide guidance... Read More