Bribery Act & Proceeds of Crime

  • 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
  • Opinion: SFO’s second DPA – A moderate step in the right direction. Could do better. - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:54 - 0 Comments
  • 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
  • The chronology of an SFO investigation – by Alun Milford GC of the SFO - Wednesday, March 30, 2016 5:19 - 1 Comment
  • 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
  • Information Processing Biases – Continued (By Etai Biran) - Sunday, July 26, 2015 10:16 - 0 Comments
  • 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
  • Information Processing biases: By Etai Biran - Saturday, June 13, 2015 3:52 - 2 Comments
  • Bounded Rationality, Heuristics and Biases by Etai Biran - Saturday, May 23, 2015 3:30 - 2 Comments
  • Swimming against the tide. Why most compliance programs don’t work. - Sunday, April 26, 2015 10:29 - 3 Comments
  • Opinion: Happy 5th Birthday The Bribery Act – you’re now a toddler. - Monday, April 20, 2015 22:09 - 2 Comments
  • Christmas Comes Early: SFO Scores 1st Bribery Act Convictions - Sunday, December 7, 2014 4:54 - 2 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
  • 5 top tips on how to handle the SFO from Alun Milford…GC of the SFO - Wednesday, October 22, 2014 1:54 - 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
  • SFO GC. Alun Milford. Read my lips. This is what we want. - Wednesday, September 3, 2014 3:03 - 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
  • OPINION: GSK. Drip. Drip. Drip. Our solution. - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 3:55 - 0 Comments
  • 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
  • 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
  • BREAKING: UK govt. wholesale review of anti-bribery and white collar crime enforcement - Thursday, June 12, 2014 0:22 - 0 Comments
  • Opinion: SFO say Self Report as early as possible. We say (just like they do). Not so fast… - Thursday, May 1, 2014 9:40 - 0 Comments
  • City of London Police Overseas Anti-Corruption Unit puts out bribery consequences video. Announces launch of whistle blow template. - Sunday, April 27, 2014 4:25 - 0 Comments
  • Cooperation. Cooperation. Cooperation. The name of the game if you want a DPA from next week. - Wednesday, February 19, 2014 6:31 - 0 Comments
  • YES, YES, YES, YEEES, YEEEEES, YEEEEESSSSS. But. SFO Director repeats benefits of Self Reporting. Again. - Sunday, October 27, 2013 4:58 - 0 Comments
  • Opinion: All hat & no cows? Not quite. HALF of SFO resources now devoted to corruption cases. - Thursday, October 17, 2013 15:31 - 0 Comments
  • Opinion: SFO confirm 8 Bribery Act ‘Projects’ – enforcement rhetoric will convert into action. - Tuesday, September 3, 2013 15:17 - 0 Comments
  • An open letter from SFO Director David Green on facilitation payments that you don’t know about. - Thursday, August 22, 2013 0:38 - 0 Comments
  • New Joint Head of Bribery & Corruption Appointed at the SFO - Tuesday, August 20, 2013 0:28 - 0 Comments
  • Building on compliance? Construction sector survey due out soon. - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 14:57 - 0 Comments
  • BSI and City of London Police announce joint initiative to tackle anti-bribery compliance apathy - Monday, July 8, 2013 0:32 - 0 Comments
  • UK government denies intends to water down Bribery Act. We say. Money. Money. Money. - Tuesday, June 18, 2013 23:49 - 0 Comments
  • Alex and the corporate hospitality work-around. Really? - Monday, June 10, 2013 14:19 - 0 Comments
  • Pure Gold: “A Compliance and Ethics Program on a Dollar a Day” by Joe Murphy - Monday, May 13, 2013 1:42 - 0 Comments
  • SFO Case Round Up: 15 cases in development incl. pre/post Bribery Act matters - Thursday, May 2, 2013 0:15 - 0 Comments
  • Botched bribery attempt results in Bribery Act Conviction No. 3 for son of Chinese Foreign Public Official - Wednesday, April 24, 2013 14:11 - 0 Comments
  • Civil Recovery Orders – still on the SFO menu. - Monday, April 22, 2013 0:05 - 0 Comments
  • Top of the Pops: The SFO top 10 – expect results. - Sunday, April 14, 2013 3:54 - 0 Comments
  • Image Sensing Systems reports probe into possible violations of the UK Bribery Act to DOJ & SEC following Polish investigation - Friday, March 29, 2013 4:32 - 0 Comments
  • (Contrarian) Opinion: Corporate crime in the UK. A shift in public perception? - Friday, March 22, 2013 1:32 - 0 Comments
  • Opinion: Don’t buy snake oil. Why a lack of Bribery Act prosecutions should not signal complacency. - Saturday, March 2, 2013 10:07 - 0 Comments
  • UK Self Reporting 101 & why it still makes sense in the right case. - Tuesday, February 19, 2013 2:36 - 0 Comments
  • Self Reporting to SFO almost doubles in a year - Monday, January 14, 2013 2:22 - 2 Comments
  • Self Reporting in Scotland - Sunday, December 16, 2012 10:41 - 0 Comments
  • SFO Director on SFO bribery work, a reality check & a note to impatient critics - Monday, November 26, 2012 22:50 - 0 Comments
  • Sign of things to come: The DPP Guidelines on cases with shared jurisdiction. AKA, another brick in the wall, post Innospec. - Monday, November 5, 2012 2:08 - 0 Comments
  • SFO Director David Green CB QC: on SFO guidance – there won’t be any more from us. That’s not our job. - Sunday, September 9, 2012 12:56 - 0 Comments
  • SFO Director David Green CB QC: on ongoing Bribery Act investigations – sage words for any investigation. - Monday, September 3, 2012 2:53 - 2 Comments
  • SFO Director David Green CB QC: on corporate hospitality - Sunday, September 2, 2012 10:22 - 2 Comments
  • The real compliance nightmare. Badly thought out compliance requests. Share yours with us! - Tuesday, August 28, 2012 15:43 - 0 Comments
  • Opinion: SFO budget is just not enough. Lessons learned from Asil Nadir guilty verdict & his two parrots. - Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:56 - 1 Comment
  • With the greatest respect. We disagree with Mike. - Wednesday, August 1, 2012 15:17 - 3 Comments
  • Spot the difference – 8 Ingredients for a Civil Recovery Order - Tuesday, July 24, 2012 0:01 - 1 Comment
  • Publishing proves riskier than you think: Oxford University Press settles with SFO in bribery case & hands over dividends - Tuesday, July 3, 2012 14:50 - 1 Comment
  • READ IT! Transparency International UK – guidance for anti-bribery due diligence in mergers, acquisitions and investments - Saturday, June 16, 2012 10:48 - 0 Comments
  • SFO Director unveils SFO shake up & intention to put ‘Serious’ & ‘Fraud’ back into the SFO - Thursday, June 14, 2012 17:04 - 1 Comment
  • Collapse in Serious Fraud Office raids highlights need for action - Sunday, May 27, 2012 21:58 - 0 Comments
  • Part 2 – When it all goes wrong: How Are Gain and Benefit Calculated? - Friday, May 25, 2012 0:09 - 1 Comment
  • Scottish Civil Recovery Unit cooperates with law enforcement agencies to ensure “there is no place in Scotland for those who want a lifestyle funded by crime” - Sunday, May 20, 2012 3:51 - 0 Comments
  • Part 1 – When it goes wrong: penalties for bribery - Monday, May 14, 2012 15:15 - 2 Comments
  • Key ingredients of a compliance program - Sunday, May 13, 2012 15:05 - 1 Comment
  • Take our 1 minute Bribery Act survey - Sunday, April 22, 2012 2:09 - 0 Comments
  • Facilitation Payments & duress…a contradiction in terms? - Thursday, April 12, 2012 0:05 - 0 Comments
  • Opinion: Order Order: Let’s get some perspective & be careful what you wish for - Monday, April 2, 2012 12:10 - 0 Comments
  • BREAKING: Wake up call for Investment Banks FSA finds major shortcomings sparks guidance for ALL firms - Thursday, March 29, 2012 15:37 - 1 Comment
  • 13,623 reasons to worry if involved in Bribery with a toppled regime - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:16 - 0 Comments
  • UK Suspicious Activity Reports: Some facts & figures - Tuesday, March 20, 2012 21:25 - 1 Comment
  • “Government driving out convicted crooks from procurement process” - Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:41 - 0 Comments
  • Self reporting: The skinny. - Sunday, March 18, 2012 2:50 - 0 Comments
  • Risk assess the pros and cons of Self Reporting - Thursday, March 15, 2012 0:19 - 0 Comments
  • SFO confirms Self Reporting doubles since Bribery Act - Saturday, March 10, 2012 3:31 - 0 Comments
  • Days numbered for the Flat Earth Society: SFO lays out its Bribery Act activity since July 1 - Sunday, March 4, 2012 5:02 - 0 Comments
  • SFO identifies questions it will ask to establish if there is tone at the top - Wednesday, February 29, 2012 15:29 - 0 Comments
  • The SFO’s view on corporate hospitality - Monday, February 20, 2012 15:46 - 0 Comments
  • Defending an SFO claim against shareholder dividends or how to avoid a reversal of fortune - Monday, February 6, 2012 15:16 - 0 Comments
  • Four convicted of commercial corruption receive lengthy jail terms in the UK - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 16:37 - 0 Comments
  • The world is your oyster but are your procedures to prevent bribery ‘Adequate’? – find out what your peers do. - Monday, January 30, 2012 15:51 - 1 Comment
  • What happens in practice? Confidential information offered to contract bidders - Thursday, January 26, 2012 15:55 - 1 Comment
  • SFO Director on Self Reporting guidance – under review & opinions sought on formal investigations - Monday, January 23, 2012 16:37 - 0 Comments
  • Order. Order: What Mabey & the recovery of dividends really means. - Wednesday, January 18, 2012 17:02 - 2 Comments
  • E-learning compliance January Sale 40% off & try it for free! - Thursday, January 5, 2012 7:14 - 0 Comments
  • The Bribery Act – having an impact on facilitation payments or just hype? - Wednesday, December 14, 2011 15:13 - 0 Comments
  • Wake up call: SFO threatens non-executive directors with search warrants & dawn raids - Tuesday, December 13, 2011 15:35 - 0 Comments
  • Why individuals must not be left out on a limb in Deferred Prosecution Agreement proposals - Thursday, December 8, 2011 5:38 - 0 Comments
  • Commercial bribery may not be on the agenda in the US – but is in the UK - Monday, December 5, 2011 15:25 - 1 Comment
  • Merry Christmas from the Royal Mail: Postmen (and women) – tips could violate Bribery Act - Sunday, December 4, 2011 11:20 - 1 Comment
  • Hello, Mr Alderman of the Serious Fraud Office is on the line… - Thursday, December 1, 2011 16:30 - 0 Comments
  • The view from accross the channel & the SFO approach to long arm jurisdiction - Wednesday, November 30, 2011 15:01 - 1 Comment
  • It’s not our first Rodeo *but* it is our first Rodeo in Texas – join us in Houston next week - Monday, November 28, 2011 16:47 - 0 Comments
  • Never judge a book by its cover: Why the first ‘Bribery Act’ case isn’t - Tuesday, November 22, 2011 21:08 - 1 Comment
  • Alex, his PA the PA ‘kickbacks’ & how to spot them - Sunday, November 20, 2011 10:51 - 1 Comment
  • What do Mars bars and the first Bribery Act prosecution have in common? - Thursday, November 17, 2011 17:18 - 1 Comment
  • BREAKING: We’ll see your new FCPA guidance and raise you: SFO plans Self Reporting guidance to be updated - Sunday, November 13, 2011 11:00 - 0 Comments
  • SFO Confidential: whistle-blowing made easy – but will it drive self reporting? - Tuesday, November 8, 2011 15:42 - 0 Comments
  • Key questions posed by Solicitor General & SFO in Deferred Prosecution Agreement proposal & consultation so far - Sunday, October 23, 2011 3:26 - 0 Comments
  • We report on UK Deferred Prosecution Agreement proposal & consultation - Thursday, October 20, 2011 14:58 - 3 Comments
  • Open & shut: Bribery Act conviction after News International sting - Friday, October 14, 2011 15:00 - 0 Comments
  • Beware: Partners, directors, managers & company secretaries of corporates in the cross hairs - Thursday, October 13, 2011 0:21 - 1 Comment
  • “It is going to happen…” – SFO position hardens as it issues dawn raid threat over bribery - Tuesday, October 11, 2011 0:11 - 0 Comments
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