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Sport and the Bribery Act 2010 - Countdown to the Act

Wednesday, 01 June 2011

Thursday 16 June at DLA Piper, 3 Noble Street, London EC2V 7EE.

The Bribery Act 2010 ("the Act"), which is due to come into force on 1 July 2011, consolidates, extends and replaces the existing UK law in respect of bribery and corruption.

The business of sport has a strong international dimension, involving the award of valuable rights to host, broadcast and sponsor sporting events, often with governmental involvement, through processes that are susceptible to corruption. The connection between sport and corporate hospitality has also been in the spotlight, with fears that the Act could impact on long-established traditions of client entertainment. It is therefore of the upmost importance that those in the sector fully understand the requirements of the Act.

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