First Conviction Under the UK Bribery Act 2010

October 24, 2011
The UK recently saw its first successful prosecution under the UK Bribery Act 2010, which entered into force on 1 July 2011 and has quickly been put to the test by prosecutors. This update examines the case, which should be interpreted as a warning to companies that their procedures must be sufficiently robust to demonstrate that employees and agents have been trained and are not susceptible to requests for bribes.