The anxiously awaited first prosecution under the new UK
Bribery Act (UKBA) has surprised the industry.
While the UKBA has been labelled the strictest
anti-corruption legislation worldwide, this inaugural case sees
the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) focus its attention on
purely domestic conduct involving a relatively low-value
The CPS announced on August 31 that a UK court official is
charged with accepting a £500 bribe for fixing traffic
Mark Beeley of Vinson & Elkins in London believes the
case highlights that the industry may have been looking at the
"All the focus has been on major...