Are U.K. Enforcement Authorities Sending the Wrong Message to Companies?

To date, 2017 has been a record year for anti-corruption enforcement in the U.K. The last eight months of enforcement have included the largest ever fines for a company, the longest ever sentences for individuals and the greatest number of individuals convicted. In a guest article, Gibson Dunn’s Patrick Doris and Mark Handley analyze the recent developments, explain what the two most recent convictions of companies for corruption reveal about the current state of enforcement in the U.K. and what the government may be communicating to companies. See “SFO Arrives in the Anti-Corruption Premier League With Rolls-Royce Settlement” (Mar. 1, 2017).


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