In order for your company to comply with FCPA and other country-specific anti-corruption laws, you must have the means and methods to detect corruption and bribery.
- a policy that defines bribery and prohibits it in any company dealings
- a definition of foreign government officials, third parties and potential corruption risks
- informed guidance on anti-money laundering, lobbyists, charitable donations and the potential influence of government officials on your hiring practices
- a means for reporting violations and potential red flags
However, linked to your company’s standards and procedures must be the requirement to conduct due diligence of business partners and third parties. Although making an informed decision based on information gathered from a standardised questionnaire might be simple enough, a challenge is often experienced when you need more information.
For an Enhanced Due Diligence on a company, you need to conduct a site visit at the company’s premises, source corporate filings and conduct discreet enquiries to find out more about the history, financial standing and reputation. Specifically, you will need to know the details of the company’s relationships with foreign government officials.
Our FCPA-specific investigation services cover the following:
- registration and legal status
- shareholders and identified principals on record
- site visit at trading address with photographs
- past and pending criminal and civil litigation
- background of the company and its trading history
- media trawl in local and foreign languages
- compliance with regulatory authorities
- primary source enquiries to establish the reputation of the company
We have an Enhanced Due Diligence programme to provide you with field investigators in every African country and with a fixed budget and timescale.
Our experience has shown that a well-structured and extended FCPA compliance programme is your best defence against multi-million dollar fines and prison sentences.