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Corporate & Commercial Law
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast takes a look at the impact of the Bribery Act on M&A transactions and the due diligence that parties to M&A transactions should bear in mind. It gives practical advice on constucting a risk compliance action plan and explores the risk factors that should be considered and where to acquire this information. The podcast also advises on the critical documents parties to such transactions should obtain or provide. Finally, the options available to a party who discovers evidence of internal corruption are explored.

After completing the course you will:
  • Identify the areas in which the Bribery act is relevant to M&A transactions;
  • Be aware of the risks in acquiring a company which has been potentially involved in corruption;
  • Know the key companents of any risk compliance plan;
  • Be aware of risk factors and corruption indicators;
  • Know which documents are critical for anti-corruption due diligence;
  • Understand the role of the FCPA;
  • Know how to deal with any identified risks;
  • Appreciate the applicability of warranties and indemnities.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Bribery Act 2010.

In this podcast, Elizabeth Robertson, a partner at law firm Addleshaw Goddard and an expert in business crime, discusses the changes to M&A transactions implemented by the Bribery Act. The podcast offers practical advice and tips to bear in mind when conducting due diligence for an M&A transaction to avoid falling foul of the new legislation.

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