International Trade Law News /title <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" ""> <html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en"> <meta name="verify-v1" content="6kFGcaEvnPNJ6heBYemQKQasNtyHRZrl1qGh38P0b6M=" /> <head> <title>International Trade Law News

« Home | Another Company in Oil and Gas Sector Pleads Guilt... » | ITC Releases Useful Web-Based HTS Reference Tool » | ICPA's Sixth Annual Conference to be Held March 8-... » | NFTC Releases Analysis of 2008 Congressional Elect... » | BIS Seeking Comments on the Prospect of Removing E... » | Don't Dump on Free Trade » | Census Publishes November Issue of AES Newsletter » | BIS Publishes Final Rule Amending EAR End-Use and ... » | BIS Posts Q&As on Proposed License Exception ICT » | CBP Issues Regulation Making Changes to Notificati... » 

November 23, 2008 

U.K. Law Commission Recommends Scrapping and Re-Writing U.K.'s Anti-Bribery Laws

The Law Commission of the United Kingdom, a non-political independent body established in 1965 to review and recommend reform where it is needed, recently issued a report entitled Reforming Bribery, that recommends significant changes to U.K.'s anti-bribery laws.

The Law Commission's report, which calls the current anti-bribery laws "out-dated" and "unfit", proposes that the U.K.'s numerous anti-bribery laws currently in place be repealed and replaced with two general offenses of Bribery, one concerned with the conduct of persons that pay bribes and one concerned with the recipient of the bribes. These offenses would be confined to activity of a business, professional or public nature.

In addition, the Law Commission also recommends the following two new anti-bribery offenses:

1. Bribery of a foreign public official; and

2. Corporate offense of negligently failing to prevent bribery by an employee or agent. It would be a defense to this crime that the company had adequate systems in place to prevent bribery.

The Law Commission also recommends extending the anti-bribery laws to cover foreign nationals who reside in the U.K. and conduct their business there.

The full version of Law Commission's final report can be found here.

Labels: ,



Subscribe to our confidential mailing list

Mobile Version

Search Trade Law News

International Trade and Compliance Jobs

Jobs from Indeed




  • This Site is presented for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed when you use this Site. Do not consider the Site to be a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified attorney. The information on this Site may be changed without notice and is not guaranteed to be complete, correct or up-to-date. While we try to revise this Site on a regular basis, it may not reflect the most current legal developments. The opinions expressed on this Site are the opinions of the individual author.
  • The content on this Site may be reproduced and/or distributed in whole or in part, provided that its source is indicated as "International Trade Law News,".
  • ©2003-2015. All rights reserved.

Translate This Site

Powered by Blogger