PA Consulting Group held a roundtable briefing session on Wednesday, 18 May at its London offices, focused on the UK Bribery Act which will require significant change to the way businesses operate from a compliance perspective.
The Act, which came into force on 1 July 2011 reforms regulations regarding bribery committed both within and outside the UK, and is part of a global increase in the enforcement of anti-bribery laws. The changing compliance landscape and high cost of non-compliance, means additional pressures on companies in an operating environment recently reshaped by the cost-cutting and restructuring strategies dictated by the recession. How can organisations deliver?
Guest speaker, Vivian Robinson QC, Chief Counsel at the UK's Serious Fraud Office - which leads the UK Government's response to global corruption and bribery - summarised enforcement of the Act and its impact on companies/their compliance.
The session - by invitation only - brought together like-minded people from various industry sectors to explore changes in the UK compliance landscape, and how to protect an organisation without compromising its commercial performance.
For more information about the event, email Reg Hannam.
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