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Bribery & Corruption


The SFO’s Powers and How Companies Should Approach Internally Investigating Allegations of Bribery 8 min read
By Azizur Rahman, Joshua L. Ray January 15, 2021
Aziz Rahman and Joshua Ray of Rahman Ravelli detail the SFO’s powers and how companies should approach internally investigating allegations of bribery. Read more


New Guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 1 min read
By Joshua L. Ray July 25, 2020
With the US’ Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission having updated their guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Joshua Ray of Rahman Ravelli outlines the main points. Read more


Corporate Criminal Liability And The Barclays Judgements 4 min read
May 7, 2020
Rahman Ravelli considers what does and does not constitute the directing mind and will of a company. Read more


Evaluating Compliance Programmes - The Serious Fraud Office’s Guidance 4 min read
By Azizur Rahman January 20, 2020
Rahman Ravelli’s Aziz Rahman details the main points in the Serious Fraud Office’s just-published guidance on assessing the compliance programmes of companies under investigation. Read more


The Guralp Systems DPA 1 min read
By Syedur Rahman January 16, 2020
Syedur Rahman of Rahman Ravelli outlines the DPA that was concluded with Guralp Systems and announced shortly after three senior figures at the company – including one he successfully represented – were acquitted. Read more


Cross-Border Bribery Investigations 2 min read
By Nicola Sharp October 9, 2019
A UK firm is paying to settle US charges relating to alleged bribery in Iraq. Nicola Sharp of Rahman Ravelli explains why the payment does not prevent a prosecution for the same offences being brought outside of the US. Read more


The US Approach To Bribery Involving Foreign Officials 2 min read
By Nicola Sharp August 16, 2019
The United States is considering legislation to prosecute foreign officials that seek bribes from American businesses. Nicola Sharp sees echoes of the UK’s Bribery Act in the US proposal. Read more


Overseas production orders: speeding up the authorities’ ability to obtain data from abroad 6 min read
By Azizur Rahman April 2, 2019
Overseas production orders (OPO) will give law enforcement agencies the ability to obtain electronic data from service providers outside the UK that can then be used for criminal investigations and prosecutions. As a new legal development, they are likely to be of great value to investigators. Read more


Company Investigations: The Importance Of Strategy 5 min read
January 29, 2019
As a company, Rio Tinto is one of the world’s leading mining groups. But it finds itself at the centre of an investigation over allegations of bribery relating to an iron ore project in Guinea. Read more


Failing To Prevent Bribery (The Bribery Act 2010) 4 min read
By Azizur Rahman March 29, 2018
In 2018, a modestly-sized company became the first to be convicted in the UK for failure to prevent bribery. But the case itself raises more questions than it answers – and provides plenty of cause for concern for those who want to tackle bribery in their business. Read more