Courts Likely To Decide Reach Of UK Bribery Act

Law360 (February 3, 2011, 5:22 PM EST) -- As attorneys continue to wait for guidance on the U.K.'s new Bribery Act, a key phrase that will determine which companies fall under the law's jurisdiction is likely to be hashed out in the courts, regardless of how the government ultimately defines its reach, lawyers say.

Critics have been hounding the U.K. government to more clearly define certain terms in the law, but in late January the U.K. Ministry of Justice delayed for the second time the release of additional guidance on the law, which was to have gone into effect in April.

Even when guidance is released, it may do...

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