Bribery and Corruption: Navigating the Global Risks

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 6, 2011 - Business & Economics - 415 pages
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As businesses continue to expand globally into new and emerging markets, bribery and corruption risks have increased exponentially. Bribery and Corruption offers a comprehensive look at this growing problem, and at the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other international anti-bribery and corruption conventions. Presenting hypothetical examples of situations companies will face, along with practical solutions, the book offers detailed global guidance on a region and country-specific basis.

The FCPA prohibits US companies and their subsidiaries from bribing foreign officials, either directly or indirectly through intermediaries, for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. It also requires companies to keep accurate records of all business transactions and maintain an effective system of internal accounting controls. Internationally, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD's) anti-bribery convention has been adopted by 38 countries and creates legally binding standards related to bribery of foreign public officials.

Written by renowned accounting fraud experts Richard A. Sibery and Brian P. Loughman, and providing an introduction and overview of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and international bribery laws, Bribery and Corruption considers:

  • How to conduct FCPA risk assessments and investigations
  • How to consider FCPA specific financial controls
  • How to implement an FCPA compliance program and how to measure FCPA compliance

The risk of bribery and corruption continues to be an area of concern for companies around the world, but armed with Bribery and Corruption, it is easier than ever to understand the challenges that exist and how to deal with them.


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Overview of FCPA
The U K Bribery Act and International Bribery
Compliance Programs
Risk Assessments
AntiCorruption Due Diligence
Regional Considerations for Bribery
Industry Considerations for Bribery

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Brian P. Loughman is a Partner at Ernst & Young LLPand the Americas Leader of the Fraud Investi-gation & Dispute Services Practice. He has extensive experience investigating and remediating bribery and corruption issues for multi-national clients. He frequently presents his findings to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice.

Richard A. Sibery is a Partner at Ernst & Young LLPand leads the Fraud & Investigations group within its Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services Practice. He has extensive experience leading complex international investigations for large public companies. His experience in assisting clients with bribery and corruption issues spans six continents and includes a wide range of industries. 

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