• Anti-Bribery and
    Corruption Services

Are you trading internationally? Do you use agencies or counterparties to trade overseas? Are you doing business in high bribery and corruption risk countries? Are you in an industry prone to bribery and corruption risk?

If the answer to any of the above is yes, then your organization may be at risk. A Regulatory corruption investigation can damage your reputation and the fines for violations can be astronomical. BDO is here to help your organization align with the latest compliance best practices.

Your compliance risk concerns:

  • Compliance with the latest laws and regulations for international trade.
  • Maintaining reputation as a trusted business partner.
  • Avoidance of fines, penalties, sanctions, civil liability.
  • Effective anti-corruption policies and procedures and a robust code of conduct.
  • Vigilant monitoring to identify potential irregular transactions.
  • Monitoring contractors, agents, and counterparties, including verification and assurance checks.
  • Keeping informed of new laws, regulations, and emerging trends.

Our anti-bribery and corruption services:

BDO helps organizations prevent, detect, and respond to anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) concerns by assisting clients with obligations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), 1977, the UK Bribery Act, 2010, the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), 1998, and international anti-corruption laws.

Our team of knowledgeable and experienced regulatory enforcement specialists combine a thorough understanding of global threats with data analytics and forensic expertise to help you with due diligence, investigations, and compliance. BDO experts will work with you to develop a robust and resilient anti-bribery and corruption control framework including the following:

  • Advisory and support for compliance officers, including developing and implementing ongoing anti-bribery and corruption compliance programs.
  • Designing effective policies, including a code of conduct and embedded anti-corruption and expense policies and procedures, covering higher risk areas such as:
    • Conflicts of interest;
    • Facilitation payments;
    • Inducements, including gifts and entertainment;
    • Political and charitable donations;
    • Insider trading;
    • Arrangements with suppliers and other third parties.
  • Design and implement a whistleblowing (hotline) mechanism and procedures for investigating allegations.
  • Conducting due diligence and screening of employees, agents, counterparties, third parties, and acquisition due diligence to identify potential violations.
  • Corruption risk assessments and gap analysis.
  • Educational support and ongoing sensitisation training.
  • Regular monitoring of the efficiency of anti-bribery and anti-corruption processes.
  • Assistance with violation investigations.
  • Investigation support, responding to enforcement authorities.
  • Expert witness testimony.
  • Support of internal and external audit.
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