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Criminal law.

As defined in the UK's Bribery Act 2010, bribery is:

  • offering or giving an advantage expressed in financial or other terms to a person to perform a public function or business activity in an improper way.
  • requesting, accepting or agreeing to receive an advantage personally or through another person to perform a business activity improperly.
  • offering or giving any advantage to foreign public officials to influence them in their governance capacity.
  • the failure by a commercial organisation to prevent a bribe being paid for or on its behalf to achieve an advantage in the conduct of business.

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