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At first sight, the recent decision of the UK Supreme Court in R (on the application of KBR Inc) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office appears to provide a good deal of comfort to companies which are based outside the UK. However, a closer reading of the judgment suggests the position is not quite as straightforward as it might otherwise seem.

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