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Corporate & Commercial 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 aims to outline the factors that have led to the need to reform the UK's antiquated bribery laws.

The podcast will examine each of the new offences created under the proposed Bill: the offence of bribing, being bribed, the bribing of a foreign official and a new offence of negligence applying to corporations and their senior officers.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the perceived need to reform the UK's anti-bribery legislation;
  • Know the draft proposals for 4 new offences: bribing another, receiving a bribe, bribing a foreign official and liability for companies that fail to prevent bribery;
  • Understand how the proposed Act compares with similar American legislation and 'long arm' jurisdiction.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Draft Bribery Bill Cm 7570;
  • Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889;
  • Fraud Act 2006;
  • OECD Anti-bribery Convention;
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1977.

In this podcast, Paul Garlick QC guides us through the draft proposals for reform of the UK's anti-bribery and corruption laws. This podcast will be of interest to those practising in the compliance and regulation sectors but will also be relevant to commercial practitioners and those whose' clients deal with domestic and foreign officials.

The podcast is a guide through the draft new offences proposed under the legislation in response to the UK's international commitments to tackling instances of bribery and corruption at home and abroad.

Update: The Bribery Bill is currently before the House of Commons. The Bill is currently at the Report stage, no date has yet been set for a 3rd Reading

Podcast added: 05/10/09

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-09-26

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