This is the third offense established by the Act and relates to a specific activity. To constitute an offence, the intention must be to influence an official in his/her capacity as a foreign public official to obtain or retain business, or an advantage in the conduct of business. It may be directly or through a […]
If the persons that can be prosecuted under the UK Act as discussed in the first article in these series are juxtaposed with the offenses described above, it is proper to conclude that businesses and related individuals resident outside the UK will be liable for sections 1, 2 or 6 offences committed outside the UK, […]
This is an offense that may be committed by commercial organisations and not individuals. A relevant commercial organisation will be guilty of an offence under this section, if it does not put systems in place to prevent corruption in its operation. Often action regarding this offense is activated if a person or a business associated […]
Relevant Commercial Organisations, Associated Persons, and persons having close connection with the UK, doing business or operating in the UK and overseas need to be mindful that in their business relations they are aware of conducts that indicate when a bribe has been requested or offered or is being requested. This is the case even […]
A & E Law Partnership, a development law firm based in Abuja, Nigeria has entered into a strategic alliance for facilitating transnational legal practice and business relationships between Nigeria and Turkey with the signing of an Affiliate Agreement with Katar & Partners Law Firm based in Istanbul Turkey on the 20th of May 2015. The […]
Introduction Following the adoption of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Ofﬁcials in International Business Transactions (OECD Anti-Bribery Convention) in 1997 by member countries of the OECD, and the successes witnessed by the US in fighting bribery of foreign public officers under the auspices of the 1977 Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), […]
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is responsible for enforcement of the UK Bribery Act, and it has the power to prosecute the following persons for engaging in acts of bribery; Relevant commercial organisation which refers to either; A body incorporated, or partnership formed, under the law of the UK and carries on a business anywhere, […]
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Introduction The brief historical background to the enactment of the FCPA and the kinds of persons directly affected by the anti-bribery provisions of the act, which was discussed in the first article in this series, indicated the reason for its enactment, as well as the importance of these provisions to covered companies operating worldwide. In […]
 This has been defined in article 1; see who can be prosecuted under the FCPA.
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