• The Draft Bribery Bill - The Next Significant Step in the UK Government's Fight Against Bribery and Corruption
  • April 15, 2009 | Authors: Alexandre H. Rene; William B. Jacobson; Richard C. Smith; Antony Corsi; Ian Pegram
  • Law Firms: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - Washington Office ; Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - London Office
  • The introduction to Parliament on 25 March 2009 of the draft Bribery Bill[1] (the "Bill") is an important landmark in the UK government's efforts to fight bribery and corruption. The Bill proposes four principal offences to address the following scenarios: the giving of a bribe; the receipt of a bribe; bribery of a foreign public official; and the negligent failure by a corporate entity to prevent bribery.