Bribery and Corruption

  • 05 Oct 2023 11:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) came into force in April 2011, overhauling UK anti-bribery legislation.

    The Act set out the five key UK bribery offences and introduced strict liability for commercial organisations whose service providers (called ‘associated persons’) engage in bribery unless the organisation has adequate procedures in place to prevent it.

    Organisations should ensure they have effective anti-bribery measures in place to mitigate their risk.

  • 29 Sep 2023 11:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lucrative contracts were allegedly handed out by NHS managers in return for cash and gifts across the country.

    Five men are to stand trial following a £6.5m corruption and bribery probe into NHS Scotland contracts.

    The group were held after investigations into the award of lucrative deals in health boards across the country to an Ayrshire telecommunications firm.

  • 01 Sep 2023 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Mining companies must remain vigilant to corruption risks despite recent announcements by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), an expert in managing bribery and corruption risk has said.

  • 16 Aug 2023 5:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The chief of staff to the president of Madagascar has been charged with bribery over an alleged attempt to secure bribes worth about £225,000 from the British owner of the luxury gemstone company Fabergé.

  • 16 Aug 2023 5:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Recent charges brought by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) highlight the need for businesses to be alert to the risk of bribes being solicited to move their projects forward, an expert in managing corruption risk has said.

  • 16 Jul 2023 11:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Today at the High Court, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) successfully recovered a property worth £200,000 and over £8,000 in rental profits from Dr Guang Jiang, an agent who helped British technology company Sarclad Ltd to pay bribes to secure business in China.

  • 07 Jul 2023 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Competition and Markets Authority have hit City with a fine after the club and retailer JD Sports admitted to acting illegally in deals conducted between 2018 and 2021.

    Leicester City are to be fined up to £880,000 for breaching competition law as part of a deal they conducted with JD Sports.

  • 27 May 2023 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Nicholas Brown, managing director of demolition contractor Brown & Mason Group, has become the fourth man in the sector to be slapped with a director’s ban over illegal cartel activity.

  • 20 Mar 2023 10:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    US law firm Dechert has accused the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) of knowingly cultivating an “improper relationship” with its former partner, corrupt City lawyer Neil Gerrard, in an ongoing legal battle concerning Kazakh mining firm ENRC.

  • 20 Mar 2023 10:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Charges have been dropped against three former executives of G4S’s electronic tagging arm who were accused of defrauding the Ministry of Justice following a 10-year investigation.

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