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Sweett Group ordered to pay £2.25m over bribery conviction

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An investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) led to the construction firm, Sweett Group, pleading guilty to a criminal offence of failing to prevent bribes paid to secure its part in the building of a £63m luxury hotel in Dubai. The firm became the first company to be convicted under section 7 of the UK Bribery Act and was ordered to pay £2.25m.

Andrew Bodnar of Matrix Chambers was involved in the case. For further details, please see here.