Business and corporate strategy is now more global than it has ever been. With the increase in international trade and associated agreements however, international scrutiny has also increased with businesses and their conduct watched evermore closely.
Just as the United States has made the enforcement of the Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act a priority, so to has the UK Serious Fraud Office sought to target allegations of corruption following the enactment of the UK Bribery Act.
It is essential therefore that businesses are alive to both their domestic and international obligations.
Dealing with multi-jurisdictional investigations at any one time is now the reality of seeking to do business in global market place.
Consequently, any business must ensure that the relevant provisions of relevant laws and regulations form an integral part of their business development and thus allow themselves to investigate and take appropriate action ‘in-house’ should there be irregularities.
Prevention is better than cure, and thus consideration must be given to the design and implementation of appropriate ‘anti-corruption’ programmes with policy enactment and employee training being given a prioritised place on any business development agenda.
Guernica 37 has the experience and the expertise to assist business and groups from a pre-emptive position, with the design and implementation, of policies, and training programmes for staff and businesses so as to ensure compliance, and develop an appropriate approach to risk mitigation.
Further, members are ideally placed to assist with any formal investigations, advising on the resolution of matters without prosecution.
With experience across Europe, the Middle-East, and the U.S. members regularly assist clients who have a presence, or are seeking to establish a presence in these areas.
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