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Our experienced lawyers can help you devise suitable anti-bribery and corruption policies and procedures, as well as protecting your interests in investigations and criminal prosecutions.
Access to a global marketplace entails responsibility to conform to the highest standards of ethical business. However, this can be far from straightforward – the laws that apply in different jurisdictions can be unclear or vary widely in their focus. This is why local knowledge is crucial. If your company is active in Hong Kong or Mainland China, Deacons’ lawyers can help you protect yourself and your business against such issues.
Anyone doing business in Hong Kong is subject to the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance and may also incur liability under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In addition, Hong Kong companies conducting business in the UK, can be prosecuted under the UK Bribery Act. In China, the situation is even more complex, involving an array of overlapping legislation and regulatory regimes.
Our experienced team of lawyers advise and represent clients in relation to bribery, fraud and corruption investigations and any criminal prosecutions that might arise. For those under investigation, we appreciate that this must be extremely stressful and we provide legal advice and assistance to them during the course of the investigation. For companies which are the victims of or witnesses to alleged bribery, fraud or corruption, we provide advice and support, to ensure that the matters are handled properly, to avoid any repercussions.
On the compliance side, we can help ensure that your business is fully compliant, by devising suitable anti-bribery and corruption policies and procedures and providing training on the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance, as well as advising on corporate due diligence.