The Bribery Act 2010 : A Practical Guide
The Bribery Act is among the most controversial pieces of legislation of recent years. It creates a comprehensive scheme of bribery offences that will revolutionise courts' and prosecutors' responses to bribery at home or abroad. It will also force big changes to how businesses deal with bribery. The Bribery Act 2010: A Practical Guide provides the most detailed and up-to-date analysis of this important new legislation. It deals with the law in context, covering the general bribery offences, bribery of foreign public officials and the specific bribery offence applicable to businesses alone. The book deals with the latest government and prosecution guidance in depth, and separately considers particularly controversial topics such as facilitation payments and corporate hospitality. Related offences and civil liability for bribery are also covered. The text provides practical guidance on compliance procedures in line with the new Act and explains the impact of the new legislation using examples and worked scenarios.
- Paperback | 578 pages
- 156 x 246 x 29mm | 929.86g
- 01 Jul 2011
- Lexisnexis UK
- Jordan Publishing
- United Kingdom
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
About Eoin O'Shea
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.