The UK’s Bribery Act 2010 is one of the world’s most thorough and extensive pieces of anti-bribery legislation, but only forms one part of a general global corporate and regulatory drive towards higher standards and stronger governance. The recent uplift in anti-corruption enforcement action has also resulted in substantial criminal and civil fines as well as long-standing reputational damage.
Capably managing these risks is therefore a key part of your business' success.
Our top-ranked corporate governance, regulatory investigations and commercial teams have extensive experience in this area and work together to provide you with robust, practical and up-to-date advice on managing and responding to corruption and compliance risk. With members of the team having been recently seconded to the UK's Serious Fraud Office, we offer valuable strategic insight and practical expertise.
Regularly acting on complex international anti-corruption matters for clients ranging from asset managers and investors, through to major FTSE 100 organisations, our team applies its specialist knowledge to provide constructive resolutions. These include:
- strategic advice for creating and maintaining compliance programmes, including anti-corruption risk mitigation
- due diligence and transactional support for companies seeking to ensure they have appropriate policies and procedures in place
- negotiation of appropriate anti-bribery and corruption contractual protection
- investigating and addressing alleged or suspected bribery and corruption breaches, both within clients and/or within their supply chains.
In addition, our trusted local counsel contacts have the necessary anti-bribery expertise to ensure a seamless, cross-border service.