Category Archives: Bribery Act 2010

Serious Fraud Office brings first Bribery Act charges

There has been much cynical comment about the UK Bribery Act 2010 which was launched amid much hype and nervous speculation. We have heard nothing of significance since it came into force, giving rise to suggestions that those of us … Continue reading

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Perhaps a lull before the storm as SFO revises Bribery Act guidance

A few days ago, thebriberyact.com drew attention to changes on the Serious Fraud Office web site pages about facilitation payments and corporate hospitality. The changes consisted merely of a statement that the area was “currently under  revision”. The thebriberyact.com’s latest … Continue reading

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My Google Plus Posts to 11 March on eDiscovery and related subjects

This post links to my most recent short posts on Google Plus except for those which merely link back to this site. CY4OR on children and Facebook Dean Gonsowski of Symantec interviewed on predictive coding SEC’s Patrick Oot on eDiscovery … Continue reading

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1 March on Google Plus

There is no doubt that the hot topic at the moment is predictive coding following Judge Peck’s written Opinion of last week. The rest of the eDiscovery world does not, alas, take time out to clear the stage for any … Continue reading

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Supper in Singapore, breakfast in Berlin, luggage in Limbo

04:58am at Heathrow’s Terminal 3. All going to plan so far – the plan being to speak at InnoXcell’s eDiscovery conference in Singapore on Monday, to attend its closing party, and then to moderate a Tuesday session at EMC²’s Momentum … Continue reading

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The Information Management Panel at the Corporate Counsel Europe Forum

My introductory post about Legal Week’s Corporate Counsel Europe Forum was called Drowning in Regulation, and covered what its title implied. Apart from the panel which I was on, which was dedicated to the subject, there was little reference to information management … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems webinar: the Challenges of Cross-Border Regulatory Investigations on 21 September

One keeps hearing of “Bribery Act fatigue”, with the implication that companies and their lawyers either think that the subject was oversold or that the absence of a headline prosecution implies that we can all relax. The sense of urgency … Continue reading

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How Bribery Act-compliant is UK Plc?

I have been sitting for a while on one of those legal updates which the New Law Journal produces from time to time for which they gather a group of experts round a table and report their discussion in a … Continue reading

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Epiq Systems Breakfast Seminar: Cross-Border Regulatory Investigations

The UK Bribery Act is now on us, having come into force on 1 July. Like the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the US, the Bribery Act has highlighted the importance of information management and of eDiscovery techniques and processes … Continue reading

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Epiq Breakfast Seminar on Cross-Border Regulatory Investigations on 14 June

Epiq Systems is holding a breakfast seminar in London on 14 June called the Challenges of Cross Border Regulatory Investigations. The speakers are Professor Dominic Regan, David Cracknell of Slaughter and May, Vince Neicho of Allen & Overy, Mark Surguy … Continue reading

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LDM Global takes the UK Bribery Act and the FCPA to New York

As befits any ediscovery / edisclosure company with the word “Global” in its name, LDM Global is running in New York an equivalent of the session which I did with them and McGuireWoods recently in London. Called the UK Bribery … Continue reading

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Two more Bribery Act sessions with LDM Global

LDM Global has two more Bribery Act events coming up this week, following the one which I moderated for them recently. The first is on Wednesday 25th of May at 4.00pm BST and is a webinar given by LDM Global … Continue reading

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The Bribery Act – time to review Information Management

In the short gap between IQPC in London and CEIC in Orlando, I was invited to join a panel at Pinsent Masons on the Bribery Act, one of a series organised by Barry Vitou of Pinsents and thebriberyact.com. You will … Continue reading

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UK and US EDisclosure / EDiscovery and Compliance Commonality at IQPC London

There was something for everyone at the IQPC Document Retention and EDisclosure Management Summit in London this week. The Bribery Act gave added incentive for those responsible for information management within organisations; at the other end of the process, prosecutors … Continue reading

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Recommind Webinar – UK Bribery Act: Much Ado About Nothing, Or Game-Changer?

Recommind are presenting a webinar in conjunction with Inside Counsel on Thursday 21 April (that’s this week). The title is The UK Bribery Act: Much Ado About Nothing, Or Game-Changer? and registration is here. The speakers are Mark Mendelsohn, Partner … Continue reading

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LDM Global seminar: The Bribery Act – an International Perspective

I moderated a panel last week at the invitation of LDM Global with the title The UK Bribery Act – an international perspective: how the act will apply to foreign organisations, operations and activities. The panelists were Rose Parlane, senior … Continue reading

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LDM Global Breakfast Briefing on 7 April – The UK Bribery Act: an International Perspective

LDM Global is hosting a complimentary breakfast briefing on the UK Bribery Act on Thursday 7 April at 8:30am. The venue is the IoD Hub at 35 New Broad Street, London EC2M 1NH. The theme is the international perspective. The … Continue reading

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ZyLAB half-day seminar on 6 April: the UK Bribery Act – controlling the impact on your organisation

E-discovery and information management software provider ZyLAB is hosting a half-day seminar on the UK Bribery Act in Middle Temple Hall on 6 April starting at 9:30am. ZyLAB’s applications stretch from the long-term information management requirements of companies through to … Continue reading

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Risk, Processes, Proportionality and Objectives in Bribery and eDisclosure

This post is actually about a talk given jointly by me and Barry Vitou of Pinsent Masons and of thebriberyact.com to an audience invited by Iron Mountain in Westminster this week about the Bribery Act and developments in e-Disclosure. I … Continue reading

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The Bribery Act and e-Disclosure – Iron Mountain breakfast seminar on 8 March

Registration is now open for the Iron Mountain Breakfast Seminar on Electronic Disclosure and the new UK Bribery Act which takes place on Tuesday 8 March at 8.30am at Altitude 360, Millbank Tower, London. The registration form is here. The … Continue reading

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Levelling out after LegalTech

LegalTech, UK educational sessions and calls from law firms, an LPO conference, Irish eDiscovery, litigation as an invisible export, legal blogging in New York and eDiscovery in Germany all help to pass the time. By and large, I find that … Continue reading

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Don’t bank on long deferral of UK Bribery Act nor hold strange and unjustified expectations of precision in its definitions

Relatively keen supporter though I am of our relatively new government, even with its Lib Dem make-weights hanging round its ankles, I do wish for rather more coherence in its decision-making, some evidence, perhaps, that today’s policy-making has a heritage … Continue reading

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Government says Bribery Act on course for April commencement

There has been talk of a late review of the Bribery Act, due to come into force in April. Much of this has been floated by those who consider that Britain’s competitiveness in international markets will be hampered if British … Continue reading

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Twitter, bribery and 37 corporate counsel in a big virtual bar

All your highly-polished marketing materials are useless if you do not get them in front of your intended audience and engage with them about it. An article intended merely to point you to a source of messages about the Bribery … Continue reading

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Welcome to ZyLAB as a sponsor of the e-Disclosure Information Project

You will have noticed the addition of another new logo to the collection of those who sponsor the e-Disclosure Information Project. ZyLAB joined up before Christmas, and I deferred writing my usual welcome piece because of a plan to go … Continue reading

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A reminder about some ediscovery sources plus a mini-conference on video

My plan to update the reference section on my website over Christmas was thwarted by the time it took to move from Windows to Office 2011 on the Mac – one of those jobs for which you allocate an hour … Continue reading

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Webinar on 13 January – interview with the General Counsel of the SFO about the Bribery Act

A reminder that Vivian Robinson QC, General Counsel of the Serious Fraud Office, is taking part in a webinar on the implications of the UK Bribery Act 2010 on 13 January. The other participants are Barry Vitou, partner in Winston … Continue reading

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Avoid bringing the company to a halt when collecting data

If, as I do, you go round law firms encouraging them to consider the proper handling of electronic data, you realise that it is very hard for them to visualise what actually happens when it becomes necessary to collect documents … Continue reading

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Some resources on the UK Bribery Act 2010

I mentioned briefly in my report of IQPC in Munich the lucid explanation given by Vivian Robinson QC, General Counsel of the Serious Fraud Office, of the implications of the UK Bribery Act 2010. The aspect which interests me in … Continue reading

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