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UK Bribery Act

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The recently introduced UK Bribery Act 2010 is intended to respond to threats of bribery in emerging economies. This brochure analyzes the outcome of the Act from an Indian perspective and how we can help.

Bribery has no place in British business, at home or abroad. This robust law reflects the UK’s leading role in the fight against bribery.

The UK Bribery Act 2010 is aimed at facilitating the monitoring and control of bribery through the provision of offenses, enhanced sentencing powers for courts (raising the maximum sentence for bribery committed by an individual from 7 to 10 years’ imprisonment) and wide jurisdictional powers.

What is the India perspective?

The UK Bribery Act may be applicable for the following:

  • UK based companies planning to invest in/acquire an Indian company
  • Indian subsidiaries of UK-based companies
  • Indian companies with their principle place of business in the UK/Business organized under any region in the UK
  • Indian companies listed on stock exchanges in the UK
  • UK nationals employed in India Indian nationals employed in the UK

Working with legal counsel and otherwise, we assist companies to review their compliance with the requirements of the UK Bribery Act and to conduct internal investigations of suspected or detected cases of non-compliance with the act.

How we can help:

  • UKBA compliance program advisory: We help companies develop assess and improve their anti-corruption compliance programs and procedures.
  • Anti-corruption compliance assessment: We help provide anti-corruption compliance assessments for companies taking proactive measures to understand their risks.
  • Forensic due diligence: We conduct UKBA risk assessment and investigation to help companies understand the risks and implement corrective action.
  • Investigations: We investigate allegations of bribery and corruption and attempt to conceal such activity.

We help you understand the UK Bribery Act’s implications in the Indian business space. Download this report on how our fraud investigation and dispute services team can help your business.

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