The Upswing In US And UK Anti-Bribery Enforcement

Law360, New York (September 24, 2010, 12:33 PM EDT) -- The year to date has evidenced continued focus on anti-bribery issues as regulators in the United States and United Kingdom continue to ratchet up enforcement, while companies and individuals engaged in international business revise and strengthen compliance initiatives in response to guidance from the U.K. Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) on the contours of potential exposure under the recently enacted Bribery Act.

Since the beginning of 2010, four U.S. settlements have been announced that are among the six largest in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement history. BAE...
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