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Fraud, Financial Crime & Anti-Money Laundering
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to examine the key offences and defences in the Bribery Act and how it compares to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand why a change to the bribery regime was necessary;
  • Know when the Bribery Act will come into force;
  • Appreciate the new key offence under the act;
  • Know what is meant by 'directly' or 'indirectly';
  • Understand what is meant by 'finanical or other advantage';
  • Know how Foreign Public Officials are handled by the act;
  • Know who is regarded as an FPO;
  • Appreciate why senior officers at companies may also face liability;
  • Understand what the new Corporate Offence entails;
  • Understand how the UK money laundering regime affects the new rules on bribery and corruption;
  • Appreciate the keys differences and similarities between the Bribery Act and the FCPA;
  • Understand how companies should deal with facilitation payments;
  • Know what effect the Bribery Act will have on gifts and hospitality.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
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In this CPDcast, Oliver Kerridge, an associate in Arnold & Porter's London office, discusses the Bribery Act and how it compares to the FCPA. He analyses the key new offences outlined in the Act and defines the main terms and phrases within them. He also examines the main defences available in the Act.

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-07-30

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