Championing the UK Bribery Act: The 2012 Olympic Games and corporate hospitality

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Since it came into force on 1 July 2011, the impact of the UK Bribery Act 2010 on the giving of corporate hospitality, gifts and other expenses has raised concerns among those who fall under the Act’s jurisdiction. This is because the offences in the Act are drafted so broadly that, at first glance, it appears the provision and acceptance of many types of corporate hospitality fall within the scope of the offences and consequently may be illegal.

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