Who's Afraid of the Bribery Act 2010?

Celia K Wells

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Under the Bribery Act 2010, commercial organisations may be liable for failing to prevent bribery. This paper argues that this bespoke offence may not represent the step change in corporate risk as some have claimed. While it looks prima facie tough, the potential impact of the offence has been skilfully diluted by the statutory guidance on adequate procedures to prevent bribery.
Translated title of the contributionWho's Afraid of the Bribery Act 2010?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-430
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Business Law
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Structured keywords

  • PolicyBristolBusinessAndEconomicPolicy
  • Bribery
  • corporate liability


  • Bribery
  • corporate liability


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