What are the differences in the Bribery Act and the FCPA?


With the recent information coming out, largely from reports by the UK Telegraph, we thought it might a propitious time to review the differences in the Bribery Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) so that US companies might begin to plan to acclimate their FCPA based compliance program to one which includes concepts found in the Bribery Act, if such action is appropriate.

With that in mind we were pleased when we saw that our colleague, Michael Whitener of Vista Law had put together a handy chart comparing the two laws.

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