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Fraud, Financial Crime & Anti-Money Laundering
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Course Aims:

In this podcast Joanna Ludlam, a Partner, and Henry Garfield, an Associate, from Baker and McKenzie discuss how one should manage internal investigations into allegations of fraud. They discuss how it is important to act quickly when allegations come to light, what the composition of the investigation team and whether it is advisable to hire external lawyers. The also examine the importance of experts and investigation reports.

After completing the course you will:
  • Appreciate why it is important to act quickly;
  • Understand what a company should do when they are suspicious that bribery has taken place;
  • Know the immediate steps that should be taken;
  • Know who should be responsible for investigating the allegations;
  • Appreciate what type of person should be investigating the allegations;
  • Understand the pros and cons of using external lawyers;
  • Know how the investigation team should plan the investigation;
  • Appreciate what issues are likely to arise in an investigation;
  • Understand what legal issues the team should consider;
  • Know that evidence needs to be captured and reviewed;
  • Understand the issues surrounding interviews;
  • Appreciate the importance of experts;
  • Know the issues surrounding an investigation report.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Bribery Act 2010;
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

When internally investigating allegations of bribery there are key steps that must be followed to ensure that nothing goes wrong and the consequences aren't far-reaching of severe. This podcast provides a practical guide to internal investigations and the key perils and pitfalls that can be avoided.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-07-08

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