Companies today have to navigate a minefield of anti-corruption compliance. Further complicating this situation is the interplay of applicable local laws and the extra-jurisdictional effects of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act.
While it is easy enough to issue a company policy against paying bribes or accepting kickbacks, more is often required to properly establish a corporate culture where employees regulate their own conduct and there is both a clear link between ethical aspirations and day-to-day operations. We believe that whether a small start-up, SME or a large MNC, all organisations in this region are vulnerable to corruption risk and need to take steps to build up robust compliance systems and whistle-blower mechanisms that are easily understood and assimilated by internal stakeholders.
We assist our clients by developing strong and practical anti-corruption frameworks that can be readily implemented. We also have considerable experience advising on internal investigations, liaising with authorities and managing cases to their conclusion.
Whether you need to develop and implement a new anti-corruption programme or you have an existing programme that needs review and reinforcement, we can help.