Bribery and Corruption

The firm tries always to conduct its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and to the highest ethical standards. We will never knowingly commit, or advise or assist a client or someone acting on behalf of a client to commit, an illegal act, including, but not limited to, bribery or corruption.

We operate policies and procedures which comply with the United Kingdom’s anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws. They apply to all firm members and to anyone else who is working on behalf of the firm. We expect our suppliers and the other professional advisers we work with to have similar policies and procedures in place.

The firm’s anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies prohibit, either directly or via a third party, the offering, promising or giving of anything of value for an improper purpose or to gain a business advantage. The prohibition extends not only to financial rewards, but also to gifts, donations, services and entertainment of an unusual or excessive nature. Dealings with foreign governments and foreign government officials are subject to particular rules.