Even with the most effective and comprehensive anti-corruption protections in place, issues can arise which may cause concerns from a corruption perspective. Increasingly, issues that may historically have been overlooked or accepted as a way of business, are now coming under greater scrutiny. We assist our clients in determining the legal consequences of such practices and work with them to provide a pragmatic solution to their issues. Examples of our experience include:
- Global consumer products company – advising on risks associated with high-value hospitality in relation to the London Olympics 2012 and procedures to be implemented to minimise those risks.
- Global communications company – advising on the risks posed by an invite-only management training programme for senior staff at customer organisations and how to restructure that programme to minimise risk under the Bribery Act.
- International electronics manufacturer - advising in relation to allegations that an employee of one of its overseas subsidiaries had bribed clients in return for speeding up the signature of a contract and, in particular, the implications of this under the money laundering legislation.
- International insurance broker – advising on the legality of an overseas arrangement under which brokers would offer insured customers benefits that were built in to a higher overall premium price for the policy.