The Meaning of Murakami and Horie

by Stephen Givens

The Supreme Court’s rejection of Horie’s appeal and the confirmation that he will serve two and a half years in prison for “accounting fraud”, five years after Horie and Murakami were initially arrested, concludes a chapter that should make us worry about the integrity of Japan’s judicial system.

UK Bribery Act Will Be In Force as of July 1, 2011

On March 30, 2011, the U.K. Ministry of Justice (MOJ) announced that the
U.K. Bribery Act 2010 will be in force as ofJuly 1, 2011. Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Clarke simultaneously published guidance about procedures that relevant commercial organisations can put in place to prevent associated persons from paying bribes – the so-called adequate procedures guidance (the MOJ Guidance).