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LEGISLATION UPDATE: How the Bribery Act might affect marketers

The forthcoming Bribery Act has the potential to affect all marketers using business gifts, particularly corporate hospitality. Jeremy Summers, partner at Russell Jones & Walker, gives the low down

The Bribery Act 2010, when it finally comes into force, will repeal all existing British common law and statutory offences relating to corruption and will bring in four new principle offences:

1. Giving a bribe.