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The Ministry of Justice Issues Long-Awaited Guidance On The U.K. Bribery Act

By Bethany Hengsbach On March 30, 2011, the United Kingdom (“U.K.”) Ministry of Justice (“MOJ”) issued its long-awaited guidance on the U.K. Bribery Act (the “Guidance”), the U.K.’s answer to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and domestic bribery laws.  The implementation of the U.K. Bribery Act (the “Act”) has been delayed twice, but now will … Continue Reading

2010 FCPA Year In Review

By Bethany Hengsbach and Anthony Moshirnia Through enforcement, administrative action, and new legislation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) grew additional muscle and even sharper teeth in 2010.  The U.S. government assessed nearly $2 billion in FCPA-related penalties and fines in 2010, and announced eight of the top ten FCPA settlements of all time.  … Continue Reading

U.K.’s Sweeping Anti-Corruption Legislation Increases Risk For Businesses

By Bethany Hengsbach The United Kingdom’s answer to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) has arrived.  The UK Bribery Act 2010, which received Royal Assent on April 8, 2010, is both stricter and broader than the FCPA.  The U.K. Ministry of Justice announced on July 23, 2010 that the implementation of the Act will be … Continue Reading