UK Expected To Come Down Hard With New Bribery Law

Law360, New York (June 30, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT) -- When the U.K.'s new anti-bribery law goes into effect Friday, prosecutors are expected to come out swinging, launching investigations into major cases of corporate corruption — even though it's likely to take months or years for those probes to run their course, experts say.

With the implementation of the U.K. Bribery Act, the country's Serious Fraud Office — which investigates and prosecutes financial crimes, fraud and foreign bribery — is under public and political pressure to bring cases, after being lambasted by critics for years for...
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