UK's New Bribery Law Raises Stakes for US Firms

Law360, New York (September 30, 2010, 1:34 PM EDT) -- With the U.K.’s new anti-bribery law set to go into effect in April, U.S. companies are becoming nervous that they will be caught in its wide regulatory net as they struggle to find answers on how to avoid liability under the expanded framework.

Aimed at cracking down on international corruption, the U.K. Bribery Act promises to target not just U.K. companies but also multinationals headquartered outside the country, giving U.K. authorities more power and reach than ever in this realm.

But questions abound as to the...
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