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Posts Tagged: UK Bribery Act

GSK probes Iraq sales

British pharma GlaxoSmithKline said it is investigating allegations the company hired government-employed doctors and pharmacists in Iraq as paid sales reps for its products.

“We are investigating allegations of improper conduct in our Iraq business.… Continue Reading

SFO director seeks wider enforcement for Bribery Act

Serious Fraud Office director David Green has proposed an amendment to the UK Bribery Act that would expand the controversial law’s coverage and lead to the possible blacklisting of companies.

Green’s amendment would widen the Bribery Act’s “failure to prevent bribery” language to include a failure to prevent all acts of financial crime.… Continue Reading

New TI report: how bribes work, how to stop them

Transparency International’s UK chapter released a new handbook Wednesday for creating or enhancing an anti-bribery compliance program.

The handbook targets businesses subject to the UK Bribery Act and U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and helps them anticipate, avoid and resist bribery.… Continue Reading

SEC comments bring commercial bribery clearly into FCPA scope

Commercial bribery is prohibited by many anti-corruption laws throughout the world, such as the UK Bribery Act (UKBA). The anti-bribery provisions of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) focus on official bribery, however, leaving commercial bribery to be pursued by U.S.… Continue Reading

The O’Melveny FCPA Handbook, Seventh Edition

O’Melveny & Myers LLP has released the seventh edition of its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: An O’Melveny Handbook.

The Handbook, available here, was first published in 1992. It’s a comprehensive 150-page guide to the FCPA that draws upon the firm’s extensive experience handling enforcement and counseling matters to analyze the latest settlements and government guidance. … Continue Reading