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New British Bribery Act Raises the Stakes for General Counsel

As if global general counsel didn't have enough concerns about their companies falling victim to more vigorous U.S. prosecution of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the liability of many will increase even more in April when Britain's Bribery Act 2010 takes effect.

This new law impacts any U.S. corporation with operations in the U.K. or with employees who are British citizens. It is broader in some respects that the FCPA, although questions remain about how British authorities and the courts will interpret many of the provisions.

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