Why people bribe. What stops them. And what to do if you’re worried you’ve bribed someone.
Opinion: As Rolls resolution confirms DPA’s on the menu without Self Report we argue (again) for bigger discounts for companies who Self Report.
Bribery is “less easily dismissed as a US fetish”: I ask Trace some questions on the publication of the Trace Matrix
Interviews in New York last week: Is the SFO here to stay? & to DPA or not to DPA, that is the question.
Deals risk grinding to a halt as cash strapped Police ask for 6 months to act on tips offs under new laws
Opinion: New UK govt crackdown on ‘corporate irresponsibility’ to be underpinned by biggest change to corporate criminal law in history
At her Majesty’s pleasure. A right royal bribery scheme ends in convictions and prison “for quite a long time…”.
Lessons from recent SFO cases. How to conduct an internal investigation
Opinion: SFO’s second DPA – A moderate step in the right direction. Could do better.
EXCLUSIVE: U turn on DPA’s. SFO Director points to concerns over lack of incentives for DPA’s while Sir Brian Leveson says DPA companies entitled to bigger discounts.
BREXIT. No change to present enforcement but proposals for new laws could be in tatters
BREAKING: Biggest corporate criminal law shake up announced as part of UK Anti Corruption Summit
Civil Settlement for Scottish Company which self-reported violations of Section 1 & Section 7 of the Bribery Act highlights difference of approach North of the Border
Opinion: DPA’s must show greater benefits. We discuss the Criteria & Process for a DPA set out in Alun Milford’s (SFO GC) recent speech
The chronology of an SFO investigation – by Alun Milford GC of the SFO
All that glitters is not gold. Sweett & Smith & Ouzman sentences throw into sharp relief benefit of DPA deals
The Mackay Award – Scholarship to study digital communications in overseas election campaigns
BREAKING: SFO Director contract extension marks vote of confidence in agency turnaround
OPINION: Proper funding for the SFO and other economic crime enforcement enforcement is vital
Picking over the bones of the Chickengate sentencing: The analysis
BREAKING: Chickens Come Home to Roost – Smith & Ouzman Ltd sentence and confiscation judgment handed down
Standard Bank failure to prevent bribery. The Aston Martin Bribery Act case. Or a hot rod?
Hat trick for the SFO: First Section 7 Bribery Act Admission outside of a DPA* by Sweett Group PLC
BREAKING: FIRST FAILURE TO PREVENT BRIBERY DISPOSAL AGAINST A CORPORATE IN FIRST DPA
OPINION: First DPA a watershed moment in the history of UK corporate crime enforcement & significant moment for SFO
Only 50 days until Christmas – Make all your wishes come true: SFO update…How to get a DPA
BREAKING: FIRST CORPORATE DISPOSAL OF FAILURE TO PREVENT BRIBERY OFFENCE
OPINION: SFO Speech in full from the Cambridge Symposium – David Green lays out (again) why the SFO should remain. You can work out the rest…
SFO Director means what he says…A letter from David Green CB QC: No “Get out of jail card for companies”
Opinion: As UK DPA Mania & rumour mill sets in. Pundits fundamentally misunderstand the SFO & UK regime
Information Processing Biases – Continued (By Etai Biran)
FAIL: After 5 years – majority of SME’s don’t have sufficient knowledge about bribery finds Government Report
The View From Cockspur Street: “Misconception” SFO doesn’t want internal investigations. We say – remember the golden rule…
When is debarment, not debarment. EU Self Cleaning rules are a welcome dose of reality.
Significant jail term in Edinburgh construction works bribery case
Information Processing biases: By Etai Biran
How biased are you about bribery (or anything else)? Watch the first video. Then read the post and find out. By Etai Biran
My company has entered into contracts with FIFA. Should I be doing anything?
Opinion: UEFA and all its members should boycott the World Cup
First DPA invitation letters issued by SFO. The race is on for the first DPA.
Bounded Rationality, Heuristics and Biases by Etai Biran
Guilty. With a little help from it’s friends…SFO gets by with a little help from its friends.
I think therefore I am? – Basic Structure of the Decision Making Process: By Etai Biran
The Battle of David and Goliath – Standard Economics vs. Behavioural Economics
Swimming against the tide. Why most compliance programs don’t work.
Sins of the fathers: Compliance officers held personally liable for corporate ABC compliance failings
Opinion: Happy 5th Birthday The Bribery Act – you’re now a toddler.
A compliance dilemma as Easter approaches…Killing the goose that laid the golden egg? Jeremy Clarkson dropped by BBC.
OPINION: Fines are not enough when “no-one cares”.
OPINION: It was so easy to avoid: Chickengate: Smith & Ouzman Sentencing Remarks in full under new sentencing guidelines
BREAKING: Chickens come home to roost: Sentences handed down to Smith & Ouzman directors in ‘Chickengate’
Opinion: Less time than Bernie got. But a long time is on the cards for UK white collar offenders.
FCA and SEC to target bribery in crackdown on financial services firms
BREAKING: SFO Christmas present – Smith & Ouzman & two former Directors convicted of bribes using ‘Chicken’
BREAKING: Merry Christmas – Scotland’s 2nd civil settlement in a corporate bribery self-report announced
The Corruption Enforcement View from Norway By Frode Elgesem, Thommessen, Norway
Bribery an aggravator as Directors sentenced to a total of 28 years in prison
Christmas Comes Early: SFO Scores 1st Bribery Act Convictions
Supergrass: UK No.1 non U.S. snitch under U.S. whistleblower reward scheme plus crazy disclaimers…
Richard Bistrong: Q&A “…it is pretty clear that the current compliance models, while essential, are still not working.”
Didn’t get a contract because of a bribe & want to sue. We tell you how.
China bans private clubs in latest move in bribery crackdown
Opinion: If your anti-bribery policy is more than three pages, it probably won’t work
Pinsent Masons Regulatory Conference – David Green confirms Anti-Bribery central plank underpinning Independent SFO
5 top tips on how to handle the SFO from Alun Milford…GC of the SFO
Self Report Guidance in Scotland extended to 30 June 2015
Richard Bistrong: “Countering Small Bribes.” A Personal Perspective on the Guidance by Transparency International
BREAKING: OPINION: SFO faces disastrous new closure threat from Theresa May at the Home Office
BREAKING: UK Government backtracks over economic crime enforcement
Failure to prevent economic crime: seismic shift in criminal law – may happen with stroke of a pen
ASIA FOCUS: Mooncake sales plummet but bribery risks remain. Our recipe for a bribe free Autumn Festival.
Pinsent Masons Regulatory Conference. October 23. International risk.
SFO GC. Alun Milford. Read my lips. This is what we want.
BREAKING: David Green Reports SFO Progress at Cambridge Symposium
OPINION: SFO Whistleblowing data flags need for debate on incentivised whistleblowing & better use of money laundering disclosures
Lawyer offers bribe payers cash back guarantee (some strings attached!)
REVIEW: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a new era by Mike Koehler – BUY IT
REVIEW: Holiday Reading: Bribery A Compliance Handbook
REVIEW: Transparency International – Small bribes, big problem: guidance for companies
OPINION: SFO’s Ben Morgan comments on Self Reporting post Innospec 4. We say: not *quite* so fast.
REVIEW: Transparency International: Publication – How to Bribe, a typology of bribe paying and how to stop it
OPINION: GSK. Drip. Drip. Drip. Our solution.
The recipe for a compliant summer internship program
Supersize me: Innospec 4 sentencing remarks do much more than they say on the tin.
Holiday Reading: Book Review – How to pay a bribe 2014 Edited By Alexandra Wrage & Severin Wirz
New UK Bribery Trial: Allegations closer to ‘ones home’
OPINION: The Innospec Four: Sentences handed out
Another SFO success. Bruce Hall sentenced and subject to aggressive use of UK money laundering laws by SFO.
Compliance Policy. Check. Training Check. Job Done? Not so much.
Distributors. A warning shot from the DOJ & why you should care.
OPINION: Light at the end of the tunnel & a review of the last 12 months from David Green QC
Jeff Knox, DOJ Fraud Section Chief on the UK US Special Relationship, Prosecution of Individuals & Self Reporting
BREAKING: 1st UK Anti-corruption plan imminent & corporate crime laws under review
BREAKING: Good news for the SFO in Innospec – Jury Convicts former CEO and Sales Director
Mr. Esquenazi & Rodriguez: Why a decision about ‘instrumentality’ under US FCPA turns out to be *very* important in the UK
BREAKING: UK govt. wholesale review of anti-bribery and white collar crime enforcement
More joined up approach required: Only .5% chance a corruption suspicious activity report will be acted upon
Hello! Innospec woes as bribery losers sue for damages
UK south/north divide – alive and kicking in bribery enforcement
Opinion: SFO say Self Report as early as possible. We say (just like they do). Not so fast…