Business Ethics - The Bribery Act was just the start
10 January 2017
The UK Government is determined to shift the responsibility for policing tax offences to corporates and those who interact with taxpayers. The Bribery Act saw the introduction of a "failure to prevent" offence, with a wide territorial reach. As Bribery Act prosecutions are now starting to flow, it appears the same model will be extended to other areas, such as tax evasion, and beyond.
David Cadin, Managing Partner of Bedell Cristin, will chair presentations from an expert panel of lawyers from Macfarlanes to talk about developments in this area, top tips for staying out of trouble, and what the future may hold.
16.20 Chairman's Welcome
David Cadin, Managing Partner, Bedell Cristin, Jersey
16.30 Failure to prevent bribery and "adequate procedures", lessons
learned from the first prosecutions and the use of DPAs
Lois Horne, Partner, Macfarlanes, London
16.50 How new rules, including an offence for those who fail to prevent
tax evasion, not only target taxpayers but seek to pass
responsibility fortax offences onto corporates, intermediaries
Gideon Sanitt, Partner, Macfarlanes, London
17.10 What the future holds - other offences likely to follow
James Popperwell, Partner, Macfarlanes, London
17.30 Panel discussion and Q&A with Edward Drummond, Partner, Bedell
Cristin, Jersey jolning the session to consider the local regulatory
and legal consequences of these foreign law changes.
Drinks and canapés
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