CORPORATE HOSPITALITY AND THE UK BRIBERY ACT

In an article published on 12th April, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner commented on corporate hospitality; a problematic area that remains wholly untouched by any case law despite the implementation of the Bribery Act almost 8 years ago.  It says that a vacuum of legal precedent exists in relation to corporate hospitality.  The Act does not directly refer to the topic nor has any relevant case law emerged since it came into force.  The sole source of guidance on which companies can reasonably rely is the guidance issued by the MoJ of March 2011.

The MoJ guidance is available at –

https://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/legislation/bribery-act-2010-guidance.pdf

https://www.bclplaw.com/en-GB/thought-leadership/how-far-is-too-far-for-the-uk-bribery-act.html

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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