A person commits an offense under Section 6 of the Bribery Act if:
- (s)he directly or indirectly offers, promises or gives
- any financial or other advantage
- to a foreign public official or another person at the request of, or with the assent or acquiescence of, the foreign public official
- with the intention of influencing the foreign public official in his or her capacity as a foreign public official, and
- with the intention of obtaining or retaining business or an advantage in the conduct of business.
A person also commits an offense under Section 6 if the official is not permitted under applicable written law to be influenced in his capacity as a foreign public official by the offer, promise or gift.
A corporate entity may be guilty of a Section 6 offense under certain circumstances. For more on Corporate Criminal Liability, see here.