The Bribery Act 2010: A Practical Guide

The Bribery Act 2010: A Practical Guide


By (author) Eoin O'Shea

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  • Publisher: Jordan Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 578 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 244mm x 36mm | 921g
  • Publication date: 30 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Bristol
  • ISBN 10: 1846611946
  • ISBN 13: 9781846611940
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 1,972,703

Product description

The UK's Bribery Act reforms criminal law to provide a new, modern, and comprehensive scheme of bribery offenses that will enable UK courts and prosecutors to respond more effectively to bribery at home or abroad. This book summarizes and interprets the new law of bribery, covering the general bribery offense, foreign public offenses, and the specific corporate offense designed to make companies and other corporate bodies responsible for bribery committed on behalf of a company. In addition, the book provides practical guidance on setting up compliance procedures in line with the new Act and explains the impact of the new legislation through worked scenarios.

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Eoin O'Shea Partner, Head of Anti-Corruption Group, Lawrence Graham LLP Eoin O'Shea specialises in advising businesses on economic crime, including fraud, blackmail and related topics. He has a particular expertise in anti-corruption law on which he has published and spoken widely. He is very experienced in using civil procedures and international litigation to obtain recoveries.

Table of contents

Foreword (Lord Justice Thomas) Preface Table of Cases Table of Legislation Chapters: 1. Introduction and Historical Background 2. General Offences: Bribing Another Person 3. General Offences: Receiving Bribes 4. Relevant Functions and Activities 5. Improper Performance 6. The Expectation Test 7. Bribery of Foreign Public Officials 8. Failure to Prevent Bribery By Commercial Organisations 9. The Adequate Procedures Defence and the Section 13 Defence 10. Penalties, Consent to Prosecution and Enforcement Priorities 11. Jurisdiction 12. Accessory Liability, Inchoate Offences, Related Offences and Extradition 13. Civil Liability 14. Specific Problems For Businesses - Corporate Hospitality and Promotional Expenditure, Facilitation Payments and Extortion Appendices A. The Bribery Act 2010 B. Explanatory Notes C. Government Guidance on Adequate Procedures D. Attorney General's Guidance to Prosecutors E. Serious Fraud Office Guidance on Bribery Act (end Jan 2011) F. The OECD Convention on Combatting Bribery E. Official Commentaries to the OECD Convention F. The United Nations Convention Against Corruption G. List of Useful Websites Index