17-07-2019 | POINT OF VIEW
Beyond the Gold Standard

Often considered the ‘gold standard’, the UK Bribery Act (UKBA) has been instrumental in enabling a more cohesive approach in the fight against bribery and corruption. However, nearly a decade since its inception in 2011, it has begun to fall behind rapidly-evolving anti-bribery needs, calling into question its enforcement effectiveness and highlighting the need to equip the agencies responsible for its implementation with new tools and technologies.

In this article, we suggest that the greater use of Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs), full disclosure, and self-reporting are key to improving the effectiveness of the UKBA, and that greater alignment with the US approach could foster a united front in the fight against bribery and corruption.

@p_f_g - Parker Fitzgerald