With the Bribery Act 2010 providing powerful jurisdiction for UK law enforcement agencies to prosecute offences under the act which occur both within the UK, and far beyond the UK border our team of experienced lawyers, with their comprehensive expertise gathered from dealing with multiple allegations, including the largest case involving bribery to date, makes Gherson a first port of call for an individual or company who find themselves under suspicion.
Whilst bribery and corruption allegations can be wholly centred within the UK, it is perhaps more likely that allegations span multiple jurisdictions, depending on the area where the business has been conducted. As a result, international investigative agencies are increasingly involved in proceedings, and our experience of dealing with agencies across the world ensure that an informed and tailored approach is provided in every case.
Our team have experience of dealing with a range of allegations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, and as a result have amassed an impressive array of knowledge and understanding of how investigations are conducted across the globe. We can provide advice across a broad range of sectors, including, inter alia, medical, energy, oil and gas, construction and engineering.
With the introduction of a failure to prevent under s7 of the Bribery Act, which imposes quasi strict liability on corporations, companies need to be fully aware of the implications. There are other legislative and regulatory frameworks which also need to be considered where potential issues arise, such as the FCA reporting requirements, companies are well advised to have comprehensive compliance procedures in place.
The matters which our team have advised upon ensure they have a deep understanding of the interplay between the Bribery Act 2010 and a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (“DPA”), having been at the forefront of leading cases in this field.