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U.K.'s Sweeping Anti-Corruption Legislation Increases Risk For Businesses

The United Kingdom’s answer to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) has arrived.  The UK Bribery Act 2010, which received Royal Assent on April 8, 2010, is both stricter and broader than the FCPA.  The U.K. Ministry of Justice announced on July 23, 2010 that the implementation of the Act will be delayed until April 2011, which gives companies much-needed time to prepare for the changes it will bring.

The following article by Bethany Hengsbach was originally published in the Financial Executive. To read the article please click here, or visit the Financial Executive website.

Copyright © 2021, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.National Law Review, Volume , Number 233
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Bethany Hengsbach, Attorney, Sheppard Mullin, government investigations
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Ms. Hengsbach is a partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

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Ms. Hengsbach specializes in government investigations and compliance, with an emphasis on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"). Ms Hengsbach represents businesses and individuals in enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has also conducted numerous internal...

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