SKANSEN AND THE UK JURISDICTIONAL REACH FOR CORPORATE BRIBERY

On 22nd June, Fasken published a post provided by a QC from Exchange Chambers and Bright Line Law about a case where a company itself and 2 of its directors faced charges under the Bribery Act 2010 relating to making improper payments in order to secure contracts for 2 City of London office refurbishments worth about £6 million.  The case was a legal first in the UK in that the company faced charges despite having carried out an internal investigation and self-reported to the NCA.  The article considers the extra-territorial jurisdictional effect of the Act, comparing it to the corresponding Canadian legislation.  If there is any UK connection the question of whether or not one is caught by the Act , the article argues, is best avoided by implementing effective anti-bribery measures which would satisfy the UK statute and case law.

http://whitecollarpost.com/london-calling-case-skansen-uk-jurisdictional-reach-corporate-bribery/#page=1

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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