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Fraud, Financial Crime & Anti-Money Laundering
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to introduce the listener to the relatively unknown Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act 1977. It sets out why the Act draws international interest, including a detailed look at the anti-bribery provisions, the available defences and the potential problems for an individual or business as a result of a prosecution or claim under the Act. Further, the podcast aims to help the listener understand how to avoid liability under the Act and there is also some commentary on the future of the Act and other bribery laws.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand why there is international interest in the Act;
  • Understand how foreign companies and individuals can be covered by the Act;
  • Understand the problems experienced by transgressors;
  • Understand preventative measures which can be taken;
  • Understand how the current climate is changing with regard to bribery offences in the UK and Europe.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act 1977.

In this podcast, Robert Goldspink (Partner and Head of the International Litigation and Arbitration practice at Morgan Lewis's London office) and Emma O'Kane (Associate in Litigation at Morgan Lewis) discuss the Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act 1977; a United States federal statute which prohibits the bribery of foreign public officials and regulates certain accounting practices.

Robert and Emma provide some detail about the Act and explain its relevance to European businesses. They focus particularly on the anti-bribery provisions and introduce cases where European individuals and businesses (including British citizens) have been extradited and prosecuted under the Act.

Podcast added: 04/09/09

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-08-30

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