With Chris Jefferis
The Bribery Act 2010 comes into force in April 2011 against the background of increasing international pressure for a concerted crackdown on bribery and corruption, exemplified by the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials, to which the UK signed up in 1998, and the judicial view that "There can be no doubt that corruption of foreign government officials or foreign government ministers is at the top end of serious corporate offending."