West Legal Ed Focuses On The New UK Bribery Act

Monday, January 3, 2011 - 00:00

On Wednesday, January 26, West Legaled Center will host a teleconference on How to Comply with the UK's Bribery Act. The hour-long teleconference will begin at noon EST.

Later this year companies doing business in the United Kingdom will become subject to its new and expanded Bribery Act, which is in several ways broader than the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Although the UK Bribery Act imposes strict criminal liability on companies for improper payments made on their behalf, it also enables companies with effective corporate compliance procedures to avoid that liability. The presenters are from K&L Gates and include Robert V. Hadley, Matt T. Morley and Laura Atherton. They will review key provisions of the Bribery Act and UK guidance as to the elements of "adequate procedures" that will provide a defense to corporate liability. Among other items, the presenters will emphasize adjustments that will be required to FCPA-based compliance programs to tailor them to provisions of the Bribery Act. Practitioners that represent businesses in the UK will be provided with the latest updates and policies to prevent clients from being liable under the new Act.

For information about available CLE credits and fees, visit CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register, visit www.westlegaledcenter.com.