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The UK Anti-Bribery Handbook, Second Edition (formerly Bribery: A Compliance Handbook) is a guide to the Bribery Act 2010 and related cases, and acts as a reference point for those concerned with the risks arising from corrupt activities. Covering each of the principle offences, it enables the reader to implement adequate procedures to prevent bribes being paid. It contains practical guidance for those who are either conducting or facing investigations, and for those who may become the subject of a prosecution.

The Second Edition includes:

A revised internal investigations chapter co-authored by Sam Tate and Stephen Storey, Group Head of Ethics & Integrity at Compass Plc
A new chapter by the former global head of anti-corruption at HSBC, Susan Scott, on corruption risk in regulated entities
An updated chapter on Adequate Procedures setting out the latest compliance trends and expectations

The UK Anti-Bribery Handbook provides checklists, case studies and relevant forms. It helps the reader to understand the key requirements of an internal investigation, to make practical updates to a corporate compliance program, and to review policies and procedures including those relating to gifts and entertainment.

This is essential reading for in-house lawyers, compliance professionals and Board members who, post-Bribery Act, are ever more likely to be engaged with difficult practical issues and choices.

Sir Keir Starmer, in the Foreword to the 1st edition, highlighted that:
'One of the great strengths of this book is the way the authors blend good practical legal advice, genuine insight about the attitude and approach to the authorities in the UK, and off-the-shelf polices to help corporate bodies navigate their way through theses often difficult waters…The game has changed and those who ignore the practical advice offered in this book do so at their own peril'.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Global context including the FCPA
3. Background to British bribery legislation
4. Giving and taking of bribes
5. Small bribes and facilitation payments
6. Bribery of a foreign public official
7. Failure of commercial organisations to prevent bribery
8. Adequate procedures
9. Internal company investigations
10. Self-reporting
11. Deferred prosecution agreements
12. What to do if you are being investigated as an individual
13. Managing Bribery Risk: A Financial Services Perspective
14. Corporate hospitality
Appendix 1: Small bribes management discussion
Appendix 2: Red flags
Appendix 3: Ministry of Justice Guidance on the Bribery Act 2010
Appendix 4: Sentencing Council Definitive Guideline on fraud, bribery and money laundering: corporate offenders
Appendix 5: Crime and Courts Act 2013 Schedule 17: Deferred prosecution agreements
Appendix 6: Criminal Procedure Rules Part 11: Deferred Prosecution Agreements
Appendix 7: Deferred Prosecution Agreements Code of Practice
Appendix 8: Transparency International Corruption Perception Index 2020

Product details

Published 30 Nov 2021
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 2nd
Extent 400
ISBN 9781526517210
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Series Directors' Handbook Series
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Christopher Sallon KC

Christopher Sallon KC of Doughty Street Chambers.…


Sam Tate

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