A person is guilty of bribing another person under Section 1 of the Bribery Act if:
- (s)he directly or indirectly offers, promises, or gives
- a financial or other advantage
- to another person
- improperly intending that advantage to induce the recipient or another person to perform a relevant function or activity, or
- improperly intending to reward a person for the improper performance of a function or activity
- knowing or believing that the acceptance of the advantage would itself constitute the improper performance of a relevant function or activity.
A corporate entity may only be guilty of a Section 1 offense under certain circumstances. For more on corporate criminal liability, see here.