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Criminal Law
Fraud, Financial Crime & Anti-Money Laundering
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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast looks at facilitation payments made abroad, examining in particular what they are, and how corporate companies based or operating in the UK should react following implementation of the Bribery Act 2010. It also raises the potential contradiction inherent in the guidance issued on this offence by the DPP and SFO and what this issue means for legal practitioners.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what a facilitation payment is and appreciate how the Bribery Act 2010 has sought to address this problem;
  • Be aware of the scope of the Act to address the issue of facilitation payments;
  • Understand how the Government has sought to implement the Bribery Act 2010 since it came into force;
  • Be aware of the guidance from both the SFO and DPP to this issue and understand what it means for exporters in practice;
  • Appreciate the factors for and against prosecution for payment of facilitation payments;
  • Have considered what the future looks like within this area of the law.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Market Update / Hot Topic
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Bribery Act 2010.

In this podcast Andrew Oldland QC, Head of the Regulatory Team at Michelmores discusses the criminal offence of facilitation payments made abroad under the Bribery Act 2010.

Podcast recorded: 7th March 2012

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