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Government Proposals to extend Criminal Conduct in the Business Sphere Raise Concerns

Government Proposals to extend Criminal Conduct in the Business Sphere Raise Concerns

By and | 13 May 2016

The UK Government announced yesterday that the Ministry of Justice will consult on plans

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Deferred Prosecution Agreements come of age

Deferred Prosecution Agreements come of age

By | 08 Dec 2015

The SFO will be justifiably satisfied with court approval of the first UK DPA but Tony Lewis and Natalie Quinlivan find the case raises questions about scope for application of the new tool

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SFO secures first Deferred Prosecution Agreement

SFO secures first Deferred Prosecution Agreement

By | 01 Dec 2015

After many months of speculation, it was announced today that ICBC Standard Bank Plc has become the first entity in the UK to enter into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the SFO.

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How to guard against bribery and corruption in the tender process

How to guard against bribery and corruption in the tender process

By | 27 Jul 2015

Any company caught paying bribes faces the prospect of a criminal conviction, an unlimited fine and terrible publicity.

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Corporate Crime & Corruption Informer: Anti-Corruption snowball gathers momentum

Corporate Crime & Corruption Informer: Anti-Corruption snowball gathers momentum

By | 29 Dec 2014

Yesterday marked a number of significant anti-corruption developments for businesses.

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Corporate Crime & Corruption Informer: First SFO UK Bribery Act Convictions

Corporate Crime & Corruption Informer: First SFO UK Bribery Act Convictions

By | 10 Dec 2014

Two businessmen, Gary West and Stuart Stone, were sentenced for Bribery Act offences yesterday at London's Southwark Crown Court as a result of the Serious Fraud Office’s ("SFO") investigation and prosecution of Sustainable Growth Group ("SGG").

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Corporate Crime & Corruption Informer: Alstom charged with corruption offences

Corporate Crime & Corruption Informer: Alstom charged with corruption offences

By and | 25 Jul 2014

The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has announced that criminal proceedings will be brought against an Alstom company.

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Deferred Prosecution Agreements: a brave new world for commercial organisations

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: a brave new world for commercial organisations

By | 07 Mar 2014

Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) became available for use on 24 February 2014.

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Bribery Newsflash: SFO publishes their approach to plea bargains

Bribery Newsflash: SFO publishes their approach to plea bargains

By and | 14 Feb 2014

Today sees the publication of the Code of Practice for the UK's Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) system.