• UK Government Issues Guidance on the Bribery Act
  • April 6, 2011
  • Law Firm: Arnold Porter LLP - Washington Office
  • The Ministry of Justice in the United Kingdom has issued its eagerly awaited guidance on the Bribery Act 2010 (the Act). The guidance, and the coming into force of the Act itself, were delayed while the Ministry of Justice took further soundings from businesses operating in the United Kingdom to “ensure the Act is implemented in a workable way - especially for small firms that have limited resources.” The representations made by business seem to have made an impact. The guidance, which goes beyond what was actually required to be published and extends to some important matters of general interpretation, could significantly reduce the impact of the Act, particularly on non-UK incorporated businesses. www.arnoldporter.com