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Anti-bribery and corruption investigation services

When faced with allegations of fraud or corruption, organisations have a legal and ethical responsibility to investigate the extent to which malpractice may have taken place.

This can be a highly complex and challenging process that needs to be handled diligently and sensitively. With over two decades of experience, GoodCorporation has built a reputation as a trusted partner for addressing allegations of bribery and corruption. We support our clients with complex internal investigations by providing forensic analysis and conducting effective and efficient fact-finding missions in a timely manner.

Our knowledge of the ever-changing regulatory landscape, combined with on-the-ground experience, allows us to quickly identify issues, advise on remedial corrective measures, and, if necessary, provide benchmarking data to support an adequate procedures defence that can be used to inform our clients’ legal strategy.

We are also very familiar with the anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) requirements in projects funded by multilateral development banks such as the World Bank or the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and their applicable sanctions regime in case of corruption, fraud, coercion, and obstruction.

We are highly skilled at translating technical data into clear and understandable reports for our clients and can deploy eDiscovery where necessary to analyse large volumes of data.

Our investigations services also extend to defence case support providing our clients with the necessary tools to protect their interests while determining the scope of the wrongdoing.

GoodCorporation has conducted anti-bribery and corruption investigations in a wide variety of sectors and can assist clients to investigate allegations occurring anywhere in the value chain from ordering companies to their suppliers.

Our anti-bribery and corruption investigation methods and tools:

Forensic analysis

eDiscovery (internal/external)

Evidence gathering and document review

Adequate procedures benchmarking

Control integrity analysis

System/procedure failures/gaps

System testing

Interviews

Benefits of our anti-bribery and corruption investigations

GoodCorporation's investigations team comprises specialist, experienced consultants, skilled at both forensic, eDiscovery as well as face-to-face investigations, system testing and document reviews.

Drawing on our extensive, onsite assessment experience we offer an approach that is both pragmatic and sensitive to local business cultures. We can deploy experienced multicultural and multilingual teams who are used to working across many geographies and have knowledge of the legal obligations across different jurisdictions.

Anti-bribery and corruption investigations require a high level of trust. We therefore assign small, stable teams for the duration of the investigation process, this ensures we can guarantee both confidentiality and continuity of service throughout the project.

Bribery and Corruption and Integrity Compliance Frameworks

Whether conducting an internal investigation or working with a monitor, the process can be an enormous challenge.

For companies facing these difficulties, we use our Anti-Corruption and Integrity Compliance Frameworks to test, strengthen and evaluate compliance programmes.

Use of these frameworks enables companies to:

  • Define any failures and their causes
  • Assess the controls that exist and how well they are applied
  • Prepare a programme of mediation to embed adequate procedures
  • Provide the evidence needed to demonstrate sustained and continuous improvement

Each of these frameworks provides a set of responsible business principles that can be used to assess and improve the robustness of management practices in relation to the risks of bribery and corruption in an organisation. They can be used as part of an internal investigation to test the effectiveness of existing procedures or to demonstrate improvement for organisations being investigated by the authorities.

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The GoodCorporation framework on anti-bribery and corruption

Working with a monitor

Working with a monitor or responding to an actual or potential debarment can be an enormous challenge. For companies facing these difficulties we can use our Anti-Corruption and Integrity Compliance Frameworks to test, strengthen and evaluate compliance programmes. This enables companies to: 

  • Define any failures and their causes
  • Assess the controls that exist and how well they are applied
  • Prepare a programme of mediation to embed adequate procedures
  • Provide the evidence needed to demonstrate sustained and continuous improvement

GoodCorporation has conducted internal investigations of alleged corruption, including in the context of monitorships, and also worked with organisations under investigation. Our work is used to help build the defence case and where appropriate, demonstrate corporate renewal and a serious commitment to corrective actions and embedding robust systems and controls.

GoodCorporation support for organisations under investigation chart

Investigations and monitoring support

GoodCorporation works with companies facing investigation, monitorship or debarment to test, strengthen and evaluate their compliance programmes. Our detailed investigation work enables companies to understand the full extent of any wrongdoing. It is also used to provide the basis for subsequent decision-making and future actions.

We work with companies who are under investigation by regulatory authorities. We perform the duties of a monitor to assess, revise and strengthen practices and procedures to help deliver sustained and continuous improvement. We also provide consultancy services to monitors, and investigation services should further misconducts be identified during the monitorship. We help design and implement 'corporate renewal' programmes and use our benchmarking to evidence that improvements are being made over time.

GoodCorporation is experienced in working with regulatory bodies. Please see the table to our left for examples of the industries we have worked in.

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