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Anti-Bribery & Corruption - The UK Legislative Framework & International Landscape Explored

Anti-Bribery & Corruption - The UK Legislative Framework & International Landscape Explored

Session

18 Nov 2024

2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM

With a SmartPlan £144

With a Season Ticket £160

Standard price £320

All prices exclude VAT
Level
Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
CPD
2 hours
Group bookings
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Introduction

Presented by leading barrister Eleanor Mawrey of Deka Chambers, this new virtual classroom seminar will explore the UK’s anti-bribery and corruption legislation and will offer a comprehensive overview of the criminal offences under the Bribery Act 2010.

Using interactive scenarios and real-world examples, Eleanor will address more complex areas of the law, such as the definitions of ‘associated persons’ and ‘adequate procedures’.

In addition to advice on how to review and update your anti-bribery and corruption practices, Eleanor will offer tips on best practice to avoid and prevent the commission of offences and how to spot ‘red flag’ transactions, as well as how best to assess the giving of corporate gifts and hospitality.

Aimed at general counsel, compliance officers and legal professionals, this session will explore topical case studies showing the positive effects of integrated and comprehensive policies, and the negative effects of failing to address bribery and corruption, such as criminal and civil penalties.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

  • Introductory material on the levels of corruption worldwide, Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, and topical corruption cases in the news
  • Principal offences and penalties under the Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010)
  • Facilitation payments
  • Interaction with gifts and hospitality
  • Focus on the s7 corporate offence under BA 2010
  • Explanation of ‘associated persons’
  • Explanation of the ‘adequate procedures’ defence
  • Comparative position to the US and other jurisdictions
  • Consequences for contravention of BA 2010
  • Case studies of recent bribery settlements in the UK
  • Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs)
  • Case studies of DPAs
  • Red flags/ risk factors in transactions which are indicators for bribery and corruption
  • Practical advice on best practice to prevent and address bribery and corruption

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.

Anti-Bribery & Corruption - The UK Legislative Framework & International Landscape Explored