With a House of Lords committee currently examining the effectiveness of the Bribery Act some have claimed that the Act is unfair to smaller companies.
They have argued that smaller companies are easier targets for prosecutors.
This, they say, is because smaller companies either lack the expertise and resources to defend themselves or have simple management structures that make it easier to identify senior figures who are liable for the bribery.
Rahman Ravelli’s Aziz Rahman examined two notable bribery investigations in an article that considers the validity of this argument. His article was featured in Lawyer Monthly and can be read here.