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Bribery & Corruption

We understand that compliance policies and procedures that do not drive efficient working practices will not add value or mitigate risk.

Our advice is bespoke but proportionate, taking in to account the size of your business, the level of regulation and scrutiny in your sector, and the jurisdictions that you and your affiliates operate in.

Our knowledge of industry best practice comes from the wide range of clients we advise, from suppliers of goods in the UK to multi-national conglomerates active in high risk sectors and locations worldwide. We apply that to the issues facing your business. We produce clear, succinct and practical policies on complex subjects such as facilitation payments, hospitality, expenses, gifting, and commission arrangements. These policies allow your business to be competitive and remain compliant.

We are primed to work with your in-house legal team on internal investigations, assisting with reporting requirements within the corporate structure and, where necessary, declarations to the National Crime Agency and various Stock Exchanges. We also have contacts within the major regulatory bodies and work shoulder to shoulder with PR advisers to ensure that the reputation of your business is managed as a key part of any investigation.

If a formal public investigation commences or proceedings are issued, we know that, whether you are an individual or representing your company’s interests, you want as much control and as many options as possible. Our heavy-weight dispute resolution practice is made up of specialist litigators and seasoned negotiators who strive to secure the best possible outcome for you and your business. Whether that is vindication in a contested trial or working with the Serious Fraud Office to secure the best possible terms in a deferred prosecution agreement, we can help.

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