The risks associated with bribery and corruption incidents have dramatically increased in recent years.
'Long-arm' laws like the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act are being aggressively enforced, a plethora of domestic legislation has emerged, and scrutiny from regulators and law enforcement agencies across the world is at an all-time high.
All this means that companies must be able to prevent, identify and respond to bribery and corruption incidents effectively, wherever in the world they do business.
Our world class corporate crime and investigations team spans over 25 offices around the world, specialising in global anti-bribery and corruption compliance and investigations work across Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the US.
We are working on some of the biggest, most sensitive and complex corruption cases currently being undertaken globally, many involving multiple jurisdictions, regulators and law enforcement bodies.
We provide risk assessments, training, due diligence, internal reviews, document drafting and other advice to clients of all sizes to ensure they are fully prepared to meet their compliance obligations and to avoid problems arising.
Anti-Corruption Training at all levels
Advising a construction company on anti-corruption training from board level to the sales team, a ‘healthcheck’ of existing policies and revision of third party agreements to deal with corruption risks
a subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of Australia
Advising in relation to the first foreign bribery prosecution in Australia concerning conduct in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Nepal
A global food company
Advising on the creation and implementation of policies and procedures across 60 countries in light of the UK Bribery Act, including risk assessment and worldwide interviews, training materials and delivery, and an external ‘audit'
A global investment bank
Advising in relation to an investigation brought by the US DoJ and SEC into alleged FCPA violations arising out of business practices in China
World Bank and Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
Appointed as one of the first UK independent anti-corruption corporate monitors, pursuant to settlements it entered into with the World Bank and Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in relation to an investigation into conduct by its subsidiaries.
Reserve Bank of Australia
Advising in relation to resultant commercial proceedings in multiple jurisdictions including the UK