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Londres Ciudad y Canary Wharf


beginning 11/05/2011


A morning session on the UK Bribery Act.


What do I need to know?

The Bribery Act, which come into force on the 1st July 2011, will transform the legal framework for corruption and bribery in the UK and overseas. The Act will introduce new offences, including the corporate offence of "failure to prevent bribery" and up to ten year jail terms with unlimited fines. Organisations can prevent their exposure to fines, convictions and reputational risk by clearly showing their adequate procedures to prevent this kind activity. This seminar will focus on the practical considerations for a business to consider and enable delegates to implement a watertight, risk-based system of policies and procedures to prevent bribery and be fully Act-compliant.


Latest on the Act

On the 30th March 2011, the Ministry of Justice published their guidelines on adequate procedures to comply with the Act. Using these guidelines, this session will focus on the practical considerations for businesses of all sizes and enable your organisation to:

  • understand the legal principles
  • ensure your response is proportional
  • assess the organisation's bribery risk
  • determine management's cooperation and engagement with staff
  • determine the scale and scope of due diligence to be done
  • implement procedures for monitoring and review
  • document progress to show tangible evidence and avoid penalties


Who should attend?

Those with responsibility for putting anti-bribery measures in place, including Senior Management, Risk, Compliance, HR and Legal Personnel, Auditors (Internal and External). Also any employees involved in corporate hospitality, gifts and political contributions. In addition, we prepare courses for and consult with lawyers, police, regulators and legislators in the UK and overseas, covering the Act in the UK or with specific focus on another jurisdiction. Please see our One-stop shop for the Bribery Act for our suite of services on the Act.



08:00 - 09:00    - Full English Breakfast, registration and networking
09:00 - 09:45    - Overview of the Act, its new offences and timeline for implementation
09:45 - 10:30    - Practical Exercise: How would you get away with bribery in your organisation?
10:30 - 11:15    - Case Study part 1: Implementing risk-based, Act-compliant policies and procedures
11:15 - 11:45    - Coffee Break
11:45 - 12:30    - Case Study part 2: Response, Controls and Detection
12:30 - 13:00    - Conclusion and short Q&A

Please collect your USB stick with supporting documentation when you leave.

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