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  • Opinion: As debate shifts from future of SFO to future of Theresa May we say: At last, fund the SFO properly. - Sunday, June 11, 2017 1:15 - 0 Comments
  • Opinion: Conservatives must answer two basic questions about the plan to merge the SFO into the NCA - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 4:41 - 0 Comments
  • Announcement of SFO merger into the NCA must be followed with detailed plans and assurances now - Thursday, May 18, 2017 14:04 - 0 Comments
  • Why people bribe. What stops them. And what to do if you’re worried you’ve bribed someone. - Friday, January 27, 2017 8:20 - 0 Comments
  • Opinion: As Rolls resolution confirms DPA’s on the menu without Self Report we argue (again) for bigger discounts for companies who Self Report. - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 5:30 - 0 Comments
  • Bribery is “less easily dismissed as a US fetish”: I ask Trace some questions on the publication of the Trace Matrix - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 2:24 - 0 Comments
  • Interviews in New York last week: Is the SFO here to stay? & to DPA or not to DPA, that is the question. - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 1:36 - 0 Comments
  • Deals risk grinding to a halt as cash strapped Police ask for 6 months to act on tips offs under new laws - Thursday, October 13, 2016 6:46 - 1 Comment
  • Opinion: New UK govt crackdown on ‘corporate irresponsibility’ to be underpinned by biggest change to corporate criminal law in history - Thursday, September 8, 2016 1:02 - 0 Comments
  • At her Majesty’s pleasure. A right royal bribery scheme ends in convictions and prison “for quite a long time…”. - Tuesday, August 16, 2016 2:19 - 0 Comments
  • Lessons from recent SFO cases. How to conduct an internal investigation - Thursday, July 21, 2016 8:58 - 0 Comments
  • Opinion: SFO’s second DPA – A moderate step in the right direction. Could do better. - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:54 - 0 Comments
  • 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. - Monday, June 27, 2016 9:06 - 0 Comments
  • BREXIT. No change to present enforcement but proposals for new laws could be in tatters - Saturday, June 25, 2016 3:06 - 2 Comments
  • BREAKING: Biggest corporate criminal law shake up announced as part of UK Anti Corruption Summit - Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:00 - 1 Comment
  • 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 - Sunday, April 17, 2016 3:22 - 0 Comments
  • 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 - Thursday, April 7, 2016 9:59 - 0 Comments
  • The chronology of an SFO investigation – by Alun Milford GC of the SFO - Wednesday, March 30, 2016 5:19 - 1 Comment
  • All that glitters is not gold. Sweett & Smith & Ouzman sentences throw into sharp relief benefit of DPA deals - Tuesday, March 1, 2016 3:38 - 0 Comments
  • The Mackay Award – Scholarship to study digital communications in overseas election campaigns - Monday, February 29, 2016 6:40 - 0 Comments
  • BREAKING: SFO Director contract extension marks vote of confidence in agency turnaround - Tuesday, February 9, 2016 5:16 - 0 Comments
  • OPINION: Proper funding for the SFO and other economic crime enforcement enforcement is vital - Monday, February 8, 2016 5:07 - 0 Comments
  • Picking over the bones of the Chickengate sentencing: The analysis - Monday, January 11, 2016 9:48 - 0 Comments
  • BREAKING: Chickens Come Home to Roost – Smith & Ouzman Ltd sentence and confiscation judgment handed down - Sunday, January 10, 2016 7:49 - 0 Comments
  • Standard Bank failure to prevent bribery. The Aston Martin Bribery Act case. Or a hot rod? - Sunday, December 6, 2015 11:42 - 0 Comments
  • Hat trick for the SFO: First Section 7 Bribery Act Admission outside of a DPA* by Sweett Group PLC - Thursday, December 3, 2015 5:13 - 0 Comments
  • BREAKING: FIRST FAILURE TO PREVENT BRIBERY DISPOSAL AGAINST A CORPORATE IN FIRST DPA - Monday, November 30, 2015 7:48 - 0 Comments
  • OPINION: First DPA a watershed moment in the history of UK corporate crime enforcement & significant moment for SFO - Sunday, November 29, 2015 3:21 - 0 Comments
  • Only 50 days until Christmas – Make all your wishes come true: SFO update…How to get a DPA - Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:28 - 1 Comment
  • BREAKING: FIRST CORPORATE DISPOSAL OF FAILURE TO PREVENT BRIBERY OFFENCE - Tuesday, September 29, 2015 8:31 - 0 Comments
  • 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… - Monday, September 7, 2015 10:29 - 0 Comments
  • SFO Director means what he says…A letter from David Green CB QC: No “Get out of jail card for companies” - Tuesday, August 4, 2015 6:57 - 0 Comments
  • Opinion: As UK DPA Mania & rumour mill sets in. Pundits fundamentally misunderstand the SFO & UK regime - Sunday, July 26, 2015 11:55 - 1 Comment
  • Information Processing Biases – Continued (By Etai Biran) - Sunday, July 26, 2015 10:16 - 0 Comments
  • FAIL: After 5 years – majority of SME’s don’t have sufficient knowledge about bribery finds Government Report - Sunday, July 5, 2015 6:43 - 1 Comment
  • The View From Cockspur Street: “Misconception” SFO doesn’t want internal investigations. We say – remember the golden rule… - Sunday, July 5, 2015 1:55 - 0 Comments
  • When is debarment, not debarment. EU Self Cleaning rules are a welcome dose of reality. - Saturday, June 27, 2015 3:30 - 0 Comments
  • Significant jail term in Edinburgh construction works bribery case - Thursday, June 18, 2015 22:54 - 1 Comment
  • Information Processing biases: By Etai Biran - Saturday, June 13, 2015 3:52 - 2 Comments
  • How biased are you about bribery (or anything else)? Watch the first video. Then read the post and find out. By Etai Biran - Saturday, June 6, 2015 3:02 - 1 Comment
  • My company has entered into contracts with FIFA. Should I be doing anything? - Monday, June 1, 2015 8:11 - 1 Comment
  • Opinion: UEFA and all its members should boycott the World Cup - Sunday, May 31, 2015 2:28 - 1 Comment
  • First DPA invitation letters issued by SFO. The race is on for the first DPA. - Monday, May 25, 2015 0:01 - 1 Comment
  • Bounded Rationality, Heuristics and Biases by Etai Biran - Saturday, May 23, 2015 3:30 - 2 Comments
  • Guilty. With a little help from it’s friends…SFO gets by with a little help from its friends. - Tuesday, May 12, 2015 1:12 - 0 Comments
  • I think therefore I am? – Basic Structure of the Decision Making Process: By Etai Biran - Sunday, May 10, 2015 13:40 - 0 Comments
  • The Battle of David and Goliath – Standard Economics vs. Behavioural Economics - Monday, May 4, 2015 11:24 - 1 Comment
  • Swimming against the tide. Why most compliance programs don’t work. - Sunday, April 26, 2015 10:29 - 3 Comments
  • Sins of the fathers: Compliance officers held personally liable for corporate ABC compliance failings - Wednesday, April 22, 2015 22:12 - 0 Comments
  • Opinion: Happy 5th Birthday The Bribery Act – you’re now a toddler. - Monday, April 20, 2015 22:09 - 2 Comments
  • A compliance dilemma as Easter approaches…Killing the goose that laid the golden egg? Jeremy Clarkson dropped by BBC. - Thursday, March 26, 2015 4:44 - 0 Comments
  • OPINION: Fines are not enough when “no-one cares”. - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 4:25 - 1 Comment
  • OPINION: It was so easy to avoid: Chickengate: Smith & Ouzman Sentencing Remarks in full under new sentencing guidelines - Sunday, February 15, 2015 4:34 - 2 Comments
  • BREAKING: Chickens come home to roost: Sentences handed down to Smith & Ouzman directors in ‘Chickengate’ - Thursday, February 12, 2015 11:33 - 0 Comments
  • Opinion: Less time than Bernie got. But a long time is on the cards for UK white collar offenders. - Sunday, February 1, 2015 8:41 - 0 Comments
  • FCA and SEC to target bribery in crackdown on financial services firms - Wednesday, January 21, 2015 13:38 - 0 Comments
  • BREAKING: SFO Christmas present – Smith & Ouzman & two former Directors convicted of bribes using ‘Chicken’ - Tuesday, December 23, 2014 3:12 - 0 Comments
  • BREAKING: Merry Christmas – Scotland’s 2nd civil settlement in a corporate bribery self-report announced - Wednesday, December 17, 2014 5:47 - 0 Comments
  • The Corruption Enforcement View from Norway By Frode Elgesem, Thommessen, Norway - Friday, December 12, 2014 2:51 - 0 Comments
  • Bribery an aggravator as Directors sentenced to a total of 28 years in prison - Monday, December 8, 2014 14:11 - 0 Comments
  • Christmas Comes Early: SFO Scores 1st Bribery Act Convictions - Sunday, December 7, 2014 4:54 - 2 Comments
  • Supergrass: UK No.1 non U.S. snitch under U.S. whistleblower reward scheme plus crazy disclaimers… - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 14:35 - 0 Comments
  • Richard Bistrong: Q&A “…it is pretty clear that the current compliance models, while essential, are still not working.” - Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:02 - 1 Comment
  • Didn’t get a contract because of a bribe & want to sue. We tell you how. - Sunday, November 16, 2014 4:25 - 0 Comments
  • China bans private clubs in latest move in bribery crackdown - Wednesday, October 29, 2014 1:22 - 0 Comments
  • Opinion: If your anti-bribery policy is more than three pages, it probably won’t work - Tuesday, October 28, 2014 23:19 - 1 Comment
  • Pinsent Masons Regulatory Conference – David Green confirms Anti-Bribery central plank underpinning Independent SFO - Sunday, October 26, 2014 23:09 - 0 Comments
  • 5 top tips on how to handle the SFO from Alun Milford…GC of the SFO - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:54 - 0 Comments
  • Self Report Guidance in Scotland extended to 30 June 2015 - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 0:24 - 0 Comments
  • Richard Bistrong: “Countering Small Bribes.” A Personal Perspective on the Guidance by Transparency International - Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8:57 - 0 Comments
  • BREAKING: OPINION: SFO faces disastrous new closure threat from Theresa May at the Home Office - Sunday, October 5, 2014 23:45 - 0 Comments
  • BREAKING: UK Government backtracks over economic crime enforcement - Sunday, October 5, 2014 4:03 - 0 Comments
  • Failure to prevent economic crime: seismic shift in criminal law – may happen with stroke of a pen - Wednesday, September 10, 2014 23:18 - 0 Comments
  • ASIA FOCUS: Mooncake sales plummet but bribery risks remain. Our recipe for a bribe free Autumn Festival. - Sunday, September 7, 2014 11:25 - 0 Comments
  • Pinsent Masons Regulatory Conference. October 23. International risk. - Sunday, September 7, 2014 1:32 - 0 Comments
  • SFO GC. Alun Milford. Read my lips. This is what we want. - Wednesday, September 3, 2014 3:03 - 0 Comments
  • BREAKING: David Green Reports SFO Progress at Cambridge Symposium - Wednesday, September 3, 2014 0:32 - 0 Comments
  • OPINION: SFO Whistleblowing data flags need for debate on incentivised whistleblowing & better use of money laundering disclosures - Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:24 - 1 Comment
  • Lawyer offers bribe payers cash back guarantee (some strings attached!) - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 5:54 - 1 Comment
  • REVIEW: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a new era by Mike Koehler – BUY IT - Friday, August 22, 2014 3:44 - 0 Comments
  • REVIEW: Holiday Reading: Bribery A Compliance Handbook - Tuesday, August 19, 2014 22:18 - 1 Comment
  • REVIEW: Transparency International – Small bribes, big problem: guidance for companies - Monday, August 18, 2014 22:23 - 0 Comments
  • OPINION: SFO’s Ben Morgan comments on Self Reporting post Innospec 4. We say: not *quite* so fast. - Sunday, August 17, 2014 23:46 - 0 Comments
  • REVIEW: Transparency International: Publication – How to Bribe, a typology of bribe paying and how to stop it - Sunday, August 17, 2014 3:04 - 0 Comments
  • OPINION: GSK. Drip. Drip. Drip. Our solution. - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 3:55 - 0 Comments
  • The recipe for a compliant summer internship program - Tuesday, August 12, 2014 23:48 - 0 Comments
  • Supersize me: Innospec 4 sentencing remarks do much more than they say on the tin. - Monday, August 11, 2014 23:25 - 0 Comments
  • Holiday Reading: Book Review – How to pay a bribe 2014 Edited By Alexandra Wrage & Severin Wirz - Monday, August 11, 2014 6:52 - 0 Comments
  • New UK Bribery Trial: Allegations closer to ‘ones home’ - Sunday, August 10, 2014 4:43 - 1 Comment
  • OPINION: The Innospec Four: Sentences handed out - Tuesday, August 5, 2014 3:45 - 1 Comment
  • Another SFO success. Bruce Hall sentenced and subject to aggressive use of UK money laundering laws by SFO. - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 13:16 - 0 Comments
  • Compliance Policy. Check. Training Check. Job Done? Not so much. - Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:20 - 0 Comments
  • Distributors. A warning shot from the DOJ & why you should care. - Tuesday, July 8, 2014 4:47 - 0 Comments
  • OPINION: Light at the end of the tunnel & a review of the last 12 months from David Green QC - Sunday, July 6, 2014 2:44 - 0 Comments
  • Jeff Knox, DOJ Fraud Section Chief on the UK US Special Relationship, Prosecution of Individuals & Self Reporting - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 7:20 - 0 Comments
  • BREAKING: 1st UK Anti-corruption plan imminent & corporate crime laws under review - Tuesday, June 24, 2014 6:09 - 0 Comments
  • BREAKING: Good news for the SFO in Innospec – Jury Convicts former CEO and Sales Director - Thursday, June 19, 2014 0:23 - 0 Comments
  • Mr. Esquenazi & Rodriguez: Why a decision about ‘instrumentality’ under US FCPA turns out to be *very* important in the UK - Saturday, June 14, 2014 3:35 - 0 Comments
  • BREAKING: UK govt. wholesale review of anti-bribery and white collar crime enforcement - Thursday, June 12, 2014 0:22 - 0 Comments
  • More joined up approach required: Only .5% chance a corruption suspicious activity report will be acted upon - Monday, June 2, 2014 5:30 - 0 Comments
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