After several years of criticism over lax enforcement of existing anti-corruption laws, and more than a decade of failed efforts to pass similar legislation, the UK is on the verge of passing comprehensive anti-bribery legislation. The UK Bribery Bill is modeled after but reaches beyond the United States’ Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.S. legislation that has in the past few years been enforced aggressively by the U.S. government against both U.S. and foreign companies.

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