In this Article, Part I will compare and contrast the similarities and differences in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the U.K. Bribery Act (UKBA) based on their language, enforcement, and practices. Part II will then discuss the effects these differences in enforcement provisions have had on the international business arena. Lastly, Part III will demonstrate why there is such a vital need for universal legislation regarding anti-bribery, and will propose sample legislation combining the most effective provisions from both acts in an attempt to cohesively universalize the anti-bribery international business realm. This will detail how universal legislation not only improves international business, but incentivizes the world to aid in combating worldwide corruption.
Lindsey Hills, Universal Anti-Bribery Legislation Can Save International Business: A Comparison of the FCPA and the UKBA in an Attempt to Create Universal Legislation to Combat Bribery around the Globe, 13 Rich. J. Global L. & Bus. 469 (2014).