Survey Finds that Many Companies Fall Short in their Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs

By Geida Sanlate The findings from a 2013 survey of "International Business Attitudes to Corruption" conducted by Control Risks and the Economist Intelligence Unit, two independent international business risks and opportunities consultancy firms, suggest that many companies are unprepared to...

U.S. Department of Justice and SEC Release Guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

The Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued new guidance to help individuals and employers that conduct business internationally understand and comply with the...

Mexico Enacts New Federal Anti-Corruption in Public Contracts Law

By Mónica Schiaffino and Rogelio Alanis Robles Mexico's new federal Anti-Corruption in Public Contracts Law (the "Anti-Corruption Law") became effective on June 12, 2012. The law makes it unlawful for a Mexican or foreign individual or corporation to give, offer...

The U.K. Bribery Act's Impact on U.S. Employers

The United Kingdom's Bribery Act of 2010 became effective on July 1, 2011, and has a major impact on U.S. employers with business operations in the U.K. The Act sweeps away antiquated and piecemeal British bribery laws to create...

Bribery Act in Force on 1st July

By Ellen Temperton The Bribery Act 2010, originally scheduled for implementation in April, will now come into force on 1 July 2011. The UK Government has finalised and published its formal guidance on the legislation. Richard Alderman, director of the...

Draft Guidance on Anti-Bribery Procedures Published

The UK's Ministry of Justice has published a consultation on draft guidance under the Bribery Act 2010. (For a summary of the Act, see our earlier note, New Bribery Act - Implications for Employers.) Specifically, the guidance concerns the procedures that...

Update on Implementation of the Bribery Act

We have written previously about the UK Bribery Act 2010 - see our earlier note, New Bribery Act - Implications for Employers. The Act was originally expected to be implemented with effect from October this year. However, on 20...

New Bribery Act - Implications for Employers

The Bribery Act 2010 ('the Act') was enacted in April and is due to come into force in October, replacing the UK's antiquated anti-bribery laws with a modern legal framework. The existing law had been widely recognised as unclear,...

Employment Newsnotes (Issue 49, Summer 2010)

Employment Newsnotes (PDF) is an occasional publication by Lewis Silkin covering recent UK employment law developments in an accessible, succinct and entertaining way.  The latest issue includes articles on:  The forthcoming World Cup - issues for employers Prospects for employment...

Small "Facilitation Payments" Are Higher Risk Now, Due to OECD Recommendation

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recently adopted a Recommendation intended to extend the enforcement of the OECD's Anti-Bribery Convention.  The Recommendation urges the 38 countries (including the United States) who have ratified the Convention to beef up...