IS THE “FAILURE TO PREVENT” OFFENCE UNDER THE UK BRIBERY ACT AS BROAD AS IT SEEMS?

A post from the always-useful FCPA Blog on 9 December starts by saying that, on the face of it, the section 7 “Failure to prevent bribery” corporate offence under the Bribery Act 2010 extends to bribes paid where there is some kind of UK nexus and so has a potentially broad reach. But it asks how broad is “broad”? The post suggests that great care should be taken to understand first whether the alleged bribe truly falls within the jurisdiction of section 7 because it has been paid with the intention of benefiting a company which itself is doing business in the UK.

https://fcpablog.com/2020/12/09/is-the-corporate-offense-under-the-uk-bribery-act-as-broad-as-it-seems/

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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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