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Client Advisory: U.K. Publishes Official Guidance for Bribery Act 2010

In this advisory, Partners Andrew Weissmann and Iris E. Bennett, and Associate Alixandra E. Smith discuss the U.K. Ministry of Justice’s official Guidance for the Bribery Act 2010, which will take effect on July 1, 2011.  The authors discuss the key take-aways in the Guidance and the six principles that the Ministry of Justice will look to when determining if a corporation has instituted sufficient anti-bribery procedures to qualify for the Bribery Act’s affirmative defense to allegations of bribery.