There has been much chat about when the Serious Fraud Office, the lead authority for prosecution of offences under the UK Bribery Act, would achieve its first successful prosecution under the Act. That has now happened. Last week (8 December) three executives of Sustainable AgroEnergy Plc were convicted of a variety of offences including under the Bribery Act, in connection with their promotion of investment products linked to plantations in southeast Asia of oil producing trees. The next question is whether this is the beginning of a strong flow of further prosecutions, as the tail of pre-Bribery Act activity works its way through the system and activities in the years since 2011, when the Act first came into force, begin to appear in the courts. The SFO would certainly like that to be the case.