Bribery and Corruption

Prosecution can result in unlimited fines and up to 10 years in prison.

The main laws against bribery and corruption are found in the Bribery Act 2010. The Act makes it an offence not only to pay a bribe, but also to receive one.

It is also an offence for a company to fail to prevent bribery by any one associated with them, such as an employee or agent.

Companies should have robust systems in place to prevent bribery and reduce their liability.

Individual offenders may face up to 10 years in prison and companies unlimited fines.

We have a wealth of experience in advising companies on how to reduce their risk of falling foul of these anti-corruption laws and representing clients subject to investigation and prosecution.