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Sam Eastwood discusses Gifts and Entertainment issues

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Sam Eastwood discusses the issue of Gifts, Hospitality and Entertainment in relation to the UK Bribery Act.

The UK Bribery Act will see senior board members held liable and fully accountable for the actions of their employees and third parties under the new corporate offence of ‘failure to prevent bribery’. Sam Eastwood discusses the impact of the UK Bribery Act and how it will influence the varied Gifts, Hospitality and Entertainment culture across industries worldwide. Never has it been more crucial for senior management to be equipped with a thorough understanding of their responsibilities when it comes to the prevention of bribery and corruption and the necessary skills to carry these out.

About Sam Eastwood

Sam Eastwood is a dispute resolution partner based in Norton Rose’s London office.  He is experienced in handling a broad range of large commercial disputes for major corporations and financial institutions.  He also heads Norton Rose’s business ethics and anti-corruption group.

Sam was short-listed for the 2009 Financial Times Innovative Lawyers "innovative individual" award and the work of his Business Ethics and Anti-Corruption Group was short-listed in the same awards under the “Legal Expertise - Fraud” category. 

Sam is on the Advisory Committee of the UCL Centre for Ethics and Law.

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