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FCPA Flash – A Conversation With Jonathan Pickworth Regarding The 5th Anniversary Of The U.K. Bribery Act

The FCPA Flash podcast [1] provides in an audio format the same fresh, candid, and informed commentary about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related topics as readers have come to expect from the written posts on FCPA Professor.

This FCPA Flash [2] episode is a conversation with Jonathan Pickworth [3], a lawyer in the London office of White & Case. Pickworth and his colleagues at White & Case recently published a series titled “UK Bribery Act – 5 Lessons in 5 Years. [4]

In the episode, Pickworth discusses various aspects of the Bribery Act including the still lack of clarity regarding the so-called “failure to prevent bribery” offense as well as the “adequate procedures” defense. Pickworth also opines that the U.K.’s recently adopted deferred prosecution agreement regime is a step backwards in terms of motivating corporate self-reports.

FCPA Flash is sponsored by the Red Flag Group [5]. The Red Flag Group assists companies in developing and maintaining efficient and effective corporate governance and compliance programs, and has a proven track record in providing integrity due diligence investigations in 194 countries.