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Fraud, Financial Crime & Anti-Money Laundering
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This podcast aims to discuss the Bribery Act and the contradications and inconsistencies that may lead to the curtailment of UK business. It analyses the governments' consultation process and key cases that seem to undermine the Serious Fraud Office's powers and role.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know why the Labour government released guidance in relation to the Act in March 2010;
  • Understand what the guidance pertained to;
  • Appreciate why the government issued a consultation document in September 2010;
  • Appreciate the approach of this consultation;
  • Know the ruling of Lord Justice Thomas in the case of Innospec;
  • Know what consequences stem from the signing of the OECD convention;
  • Understand how the behaviour of Britain in relation to anti-bribery enforcement compare with that of other European countries;
  • Appreciate how the US has tackled bribery and the role of plea deals;
  • Know what the most significant issues are that the government should release guidance on;
  • Understand why it is important that the government should acknowledge the importance of plea bargains;
  • Know what the impact on commerical enterprises if they do not;
  • Know how the SFO budget cuts may cause problems for this area of law.
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Case Update
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • R v Innospec Limited, March 2010;
  • R v BAE Systems PLC, December 2010.

In this podcast Bill Waite, CEO and founder of the Risk Advisory Group, analyses the Bribery Act namely it's contradictions and inconsistencies and the dangers it poses to UK business. He also discusses the consequences of the OECD convention and how countries in Europe have handled their responsibilites in relation anti-bribery measures.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-07-18

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