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Entries in UK Bribery Act (38)

Monday
Mar282016

Alexandra Wrage: The pros and (substantial) cons of an ISO anti-bribery standard

The international business community wins when companies across supply and marketing chains work to the same high standards. There is less risk and more predictability, which promotes confidence among business partners. Benchmarking among peers and establishing and sharing model language and best practices all help to ensure that companies set their sights on a reasonable common denominator for compliance. 

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Friday
Mar182016

Worth MacMurray: You’re the new compliance chief. Now what?

Heads up: The six-month anniversary in your new position will arrive in a flash. 

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Monday
Feb292016

Charitable giving: Recognize the warning signs and mitigate the risks

Many individuals, non-profits, and corporations actively support charitable causes around the world. The need to support worthwhile charitable projects in many developing markets is particularly acute due to local needs, the lack of government funding, and the lack of an adequately developed infrastructure.

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Thursday
Feb252016

SFO charges two former tech execs with corruption

Two former executives of a UK company that supplies technology-based products to the metals industry were charged Thursday with bribery and corruption.

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Monday
Feb222016

Practice note: Philanthropic and grant-giving activities in emerging markets

In the e-book we wrote as a guide to navigating corruption challenges in emerging markets, we talk in one chapter about guarding against anti-corruption problems in connection with philanthropic and grant-giving activities.

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Thursday
Feb182016

UK Bribery Act: Pre-trial agreements are a turning point for global enforcement

The first negotiated settlement of a corporate bribery investigation under the UK Bribery Act involved a deferred prosecution agreement between the Serious Fraud Office and ICBC Standard Bank. That case is a turning point in the enforcement history of the UK Bribery Act and, at a global level, it fuels the debate about the use of settlements to resolve foreign bribery charges.

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Tuesday
Feb162016

Matt Kelly: Don’t forget to review and comment on ISO 37001

Corporate compliance enthusiasts have one more item on their To Do list this winter: be sure to review and comment on ISO 37001, the draft standard for anti-bribery management systems.

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Tuesday
Mar102015

Antitrust risks can be managed when competitors fight graft together

Joe Murphy recently talked in a post on the FCPA Blog about antitrust concerns under U.S. law for competitors who band together to fight corruption. I'd like to explain how and why the antitrust issue can be mitigated.

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Tuesday
Dec092014

Dispatch from the KPK: ‘Like David's war against Goliath’

Image courtesy of the KPKRegular readers of the FCPA Blog know we're a big fan of Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

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Monday
Nov242014

Book Review: Tom Fox’s Doing Compliance: Design, Create, and Implement an Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Program

Compliance must be thorough, systematic, and highly attentive to detail. But no one ever said it had to be boring. And Tom Fox has proven this yet again. His Doing Compliance provides the most sophisticated and comprehensive compliance guidance available, with a delivery that is witty, lively, and even entertaining.

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Tuesday
Oct282014

French lessons: How about some strategic enforcement competition?

Even the most ardent Francophile, as I most assuredly am, must be dismayed by France’s abysmal record of bribery prosecutions. Recent OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Working Group reports reveal France’s inexorable zero. While France has contributed significantly to the global anti-corruption regime through its part in seizing Obiang family assets as well as referring evidence in the KBR cases to the U.S., nevertheless when it comes to prosecuting its own French based multinationals, France is failing.

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Friday
Sep192014

Scotland votes to keep the UK Bribery Act

A  reader this week wrote:

Dear FCPA Blog,

I am just curious if Scotland splits off from the UK what are the implications for the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act? After all, it’s not every day a new nation is formed.

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