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Conflicts between U.S. and U.K. Corporate Privilege Laws
Criminal Litigation Newsletter (American Bar Association) (2009)
  • Don R Berthiaume
  • Jeff Ansley

In this last year of the first decade of the 21st century, many of the signatories to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Officials (“OECD Convention”) are investigating and prosecuting cases involving the bribing of foreign officials for business purposes. They are doing so in conjunction with, and the support of, the United States. This is particularly true of the United Kingdom, which, after years of criticism from the OECD, is poised to adopt sweeping legislation that will give it the power to prosecute cases of foreign corruption "irrespective of whether the acts or omissions, which form parts of such offenses takes place" within its borders. Similar to the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), these powers will lead to more parallel criminal investigations by U.S. and U.K. authorities.

  • FCPA,
  • Corporate Compliance,
  • Bribery,
  • Privilege
Publication Date
Fall October 8, 2009
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Citation Information
Don R Berthiaume and Jeff Ansley. "Conflicts between U.S. and U.K. Corporate Privilege Laws" Criminal Litigation Newsletter (American Bar Association) Vol. 10 Iss. 1 (2009)
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