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Do companies have a moral duty to self report to the SFO?

19 May 2022
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Herbert Smith Freehills’ Corporate Crime and Investigations team has contributed to the Global Investigations Review.

The article, ‘Do companies have a moral duty to self-report to the SFO?‘ considers the recent SFO case involving Amec Foster Wheeler (Amec) and argues that while the corporate bribery settlement has not introduced any legal obligation to self-report wrongdoing to the Serious Fraud Office, the judgment does encourage companies to seriously consider their moral and ethical duties when deciding whether to do so.

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