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We are joined by a former SFO prosecutor & a new agony aunt & etiquette expert Di Lemma.

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We’re delighted to announce two brand new contributors to

Anne Marie Ottaway – former senior SFO prosecutor with responsibility for Self Reporting

We are very excited to announce a new contributor to (and a significant hire from the Serious Fraud Office for Pinsent Masons) in the shape of Anne-Marie Ottaway.

Anne-Marie Ottaway joins the firm from the SFO where Anne-Marie worked for 13 years rising to the role of case manager in the Bribery and Corruption business area with specific responsibility for corporate self reporting.

Indeed, the eagle eyed among you will have spotted that in the old SFO guidance on Self Reporting (extracted below but now superceded – SO DON’T RELY ON IT…), Anne-Marie was the contact person for Self Reports.

SFO Guidance on Self Reporting

Anne-Marie has been involved in many of the headline cases the SFO has dealt with to date and is well known and highly regarded in the UK white collar community.  Anne-Marie joined Pinsent Masons in August.

If you have a question for Anne-Marie then please let us know – Anne-Marie also joins our roster of experts willing to answer your questions in our popular “Your Questions Answered column”.

Ms. Diane Lemma

In another coup we are delighted to announce the arrival of Di Lemma to

Di will be dispensing no-nonsense advice in a post Bribery Act and FCPA world where everything can be awfully complicated.

Is it still the done thing to pay in cash?

What do you do with the present of a traditional ‘hand woven’ carpet given to you by your new business partners as a token of the esteem in which they hold you.

How do you react if your new friends are less than impressed if, in exchange, you present a logo’d biro and mouse mat.

Is it impolite to call the police?

Di Lemma will answer the burning questions of day around the etiquette of not bribing and solve your moral quandaries on bribery and ethics.




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