• UK Bribery and Corruption Enforcement Update: Civil Orders
  • February 25, 2011 | Author: John P. Rupp
  • Law Firm: Covington & Burling LLP - London Office
  • The UK Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) recently has announced two highly significant anti-corruption enforcement actions. These are vastly different enforcement actions but both are equally important in the evolution of the UK’s anti-corruption enforcement landscape. The first builds on the SFO’s goal of pursuing a civil rather than a criminal remedy against cooperating companies and the second is a reaffirmation of the SFO’s focus on prosecuting senior officers of companies who are shown to have been involved in bribery or corruption. We examine and comment in this e-alert on the civil order that the SFO secured against M.W. Kellogg Limited (MWKL). The action taken against individuals in the second case will be examined in a second e-alert.