July 14, 2011 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Impact of the U.K. Bribery Act on U.S.-Based Businesses

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After years of criticism of the bribery laws in the U.K. the Bribery Act 2010 will come into force on July 1, 2011. The Act, which has been referred to as an international "gold standard," and a "benchmark for other countries," promises new challenges for commercial organizations and individuals. For businesses which are already compliant with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.K. Act raises the compliance bar.

Topics for discussion include:

  • the Bribery Act offenses, including the strict liability corporate offense of failing to prevent bribery;
  • the FCPA, and its interaction with and difference from the Bribery Act;
  • practical steps to minimize the risk of prosecution through implementation of what the Bribery Act calls "adequate procedures" to prevent bribery; and
  • trends in enforcement in the U.S. and U.K.

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