Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Access to a global marketplace brings with it a 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. Local knowledge is crucial. If your company is active in Hong Kong or the PRC, then Deacons can help you protect yourself and your business.
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. Hong Kong companies conducting business in the UK can now be prosecuted under the UK Bribery Act. In the PRC the situation is even more complex, involving an array of overlapping legislation and regulatory regimes.
Our experienced team can help to ensure that your business is fully compliant, assisting you with devising suitable anti-bribery and corruption policies and procedures, as well as advising on corporate due diligence and representing you in the event of an official investigation. We also help individuals – including company directors – to understand their own personal liability under the anti-bribery and corruption frameworks.
Please take a look at our regulatory pages for more information on our broad experience in this area. And if you would like more information on how we can help you, please feel free to get in touch.