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Cultural revolution: will the UK Anti-Corruption Plan create a US enforcement regime?


Michael West reports on how a shift in enforcement will herald a raft of new advisory work

At the tail end of last year, the government launched its long-awaited UK Anti-Corruption Plan, a disparate collection of actions, initiatives and priorities aimed at improving the UK’s transparency, strengthening investigation powers and toughening enforcement options. The strategy, if implemented, will mean an increasing workload for defence lawyers and further overhaul of companies’ compliance regimes.