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BRIBERY ACT: Airbusted?

05 October 2016  

Khawar Qureshi QC reports on the success of the UK Bribery Act 2010 five years on

The international political will to investigate large-scale corruption allegations remains questionable. In the UK, the authorities were severely criticised following the decision (ostensibly of the director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO)) in December 2006 to terminate the investigation into alleged payments of bribes to Saudi officials for the BAE arms deal known as ‘Al-Yamamah’.