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With spare bedrooms or kitchen table corners continuing to do double duty as office space, many businesses – particularly those whose trade has shrunk – will be aching for a return to normality.
However, normal may not return for a long time. Supply chains may shorten. Working practices may change. Long-settled business relationships may be sundered as partners may have ceased to trade. Battered businesses will be desperate for new deals as they seek to keep their staff working.
In other words, it’s a perfect time to bribe someone – and the ultimate test of whether a business’s anti-bribery programme will prevent it, or fail to do so.
The article covers:
Fiona Horlick QC’s experience of financial crime, regulation and enforcement is wide ranging, covering:
Fiona is the co-editor and major contributing author of the leading work on the Bribery Act 2010 Lissack and Horlick on Bribery published internationally by LexisNexis. The 3rd edition will be available in Autumn 2020. This renowned publication provides a comprehensive and detailed overview of bribery in both a national and international context.
Jeremy Scott -Joynt came to the Bar after a successful career in banking and regulation, having occupied senior compliance roles in two international banks. Jeremy also spent four years at the Financial Services Authority as an intelligence and investigations specialist, running fraud and corruption enquiries and latterly serving as Deputy MLRO.
His practice has a particular focus on business crime and regulation. He has assisted clients in their dealings with the Financial Conduct Authority, the Serious Fraud Office, the Gambling Commission, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive. He has also been seconded to the FCA.
If you would like to discuss any of the issues covered in this article please contact Fiona Horlick QC or Jeremy Scott-Joynt directly or via their practice management team; David Smith on +44 (0)20 7427 4905 or Colin Bunyan on +44 (0)20 7427 4866 who would be happy to have a discussion in the strictest of confidence.