UK Bribery Act Enters into Force

30 June 2011
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Key takeaways 

  • The Bribery Act comes into force tomorrow, 1 July, 2011. 
  • Commercial organisations with business in the UK will be liable for bribery by "associated persons", unless they can prove they have “adequate procedures” in place to prevent bribery. 
  • The Serious Fraud Office, the agency charged with enforcing and prosecuting the Act, is expected to adopt a common sense approach to the Act's interpretation and enforcement.