SFO Clarifies Rules To Encourage Firms To Report Fraud

Law360, London (August 6, 2019, 5:38 PM BST) -- Britain's Serious Fraud Office set out guidance Tuesday to clarify the rules on self-reporting fraud and corruption as part of an effort to encourage more companies to come forward when they detect wrongdoing.

The agency said that the guidance — which tells companies and their lawyers what to expect when they report misconduct — was not "one-size-fits-all" and some items will be inapplicable or even undesirable in a particular case.

"The very nature of cooperation means that no checklist exists that can cover every case,” the document states. “Each case will turn on its own facts."

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