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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


The new UK Bribery Act: why you need to be prepared

4 April 2011

The UK government's new Bribery Act of 2010 will come into force on 1 July 2011 (the "Bribery Act"), and the Government on 30 March provided important guidance on how to comply with the new rules. The new law is extra-territorial in that it extends to some foreign companies and conduct outside the UK. Non-UK companies that carry on business, or part of a business in the UK, will need to prepare for this new law. There will also be implications for non-UK companies performing services, for example, on an outsourcing basis, for UK companies.

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