Blackfords LLP

Bribery & corruption

Businesses and their directors must ensure that they operate their trading relationships in a way that is compliant with the Bribery Act 2010. The effect of this legislation is far reaching and ensures that breaches can result in civil and corporate liability with custodial sentences, financial penalties and other economic sanctions imposed.

Corruption investigations are usually cross border, multi-jurisdictional matters of great complexity, our lawyers have considerable experience in this highly complex area of law.

Our lawyers are specialists in this field and can assist with

  • A review of your procedures to ensure compliance
  • Internal investigations
  • Interviews under caution
  • Section 2 Interviews
  • Defending civil and criminal court procedures
  • Reputation damage limitation

We can assist in negotiating successful outcomes with investigators, avoiding prosecution or brokering plea bargain deals and immunity. We can also advise on negotiations in respect of Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA) with the Serious Fraud Office and the National Crime Agency.

Please speak with any of our key contacts for assistance with any of these issues.

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