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This edition features some recent changes brought about by the UK Bribery Act that drove our US clients to reconsider their global anti-corruption programmes and our UK clients to create them. In addition, the sanctions placed by the US companies dealing with Iranian interests has led many of our clients (particularly those in the oil and gas industries) to look at their business dealings and processes in working with companies in the Middle East. This has led to an uptick in enhanced due diligence on counterparties and suppliers. For our extractive clients (mining and gas), new laws around conflict minerals and ethical supply chains have meant that looking at source material has been a key. Scott Lane, Editor in Chief