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ARCHIVED WEBINAR :: The Bribery Act and Adequate Procedures: Threats and Opportunities
UK anti-bribery enforcement has seen a surge in cases in the past two years and the prosecutors' toolkit has expanded reach and power with the introduction of the Bribery Act. Many more businesses - especially non-UK businesses - will come under the UK criminal laws against corruption taking place anywhere in the world. Companies can now be guilty of a UK crime if bribery occurs in their business even if no-one in the company authorised or was aware of the bribe. The law does, though, present an opportunity for businesses to protect themselves by introducing a credible anti-bribery programme. Yet recent surveys suggest that a significant number of businesses have not taken steps to grasp that opportunity.
This webinar addresses the key issues arising in the anti-corruption space with particular attention to the Bribery Act
- Who is caught and so needs to act?
- How does the Act work and how will it be approached?
- What about the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - what is different and how should FCPA-compliant businesses react?
- What are the "adequate procedures" that protect companies and how should they be implemented?
Robert Hadley is a partner in the London office of K&L Gates, an international full service law firm of nearly 2,000 lawyers in 37 offices in Europe, America and Asia. He focuses on regulatory enforcement and investigation and commercial litigation matters. Since qualifying in 1985, he has conducted litigation at all levels for clients in a variety of industries including the financial services, construction, manufacturing and extractive sectors. He has acted in FSA enforcement matters and advises firms and individuals on FSA regulatory issues. He leads the London office practice in counseling and investigations of bribery and corruption issues including the implications of the UK Bribery Act 2010. Such advice include the development of anti-corruption programmes as well as investigating incidents and potential business partners.