Author: Azizur Rahman 5 January 2022
Rahman Ravelli’s Aziz Rahman has again written one of the expert analysis chapters for the International Comparative Legal Guide - Corporate Investigations.
Aziz, the firm’s founder and Senior Partner, is the author of the chapter “Bribery and Corruption: Investigations and Negotiations Across Jurisdictions’’ in the Guide’s just-published 2022 edition. Rahman Ravelli has been asked to provide a key chapter for the Guide for five years running.
Aziz's chapter details existing bribery and corruption legislation and gives advice to companies that are being investigated and those that are keen to ensure they do nothing to prompt an investigation. He assesses the effect of the UK’s Bribery Act and analyse some of the most significant recent cases. He also details factors that affect how the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) operates, such as its powers under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act, the advice it gives to companies looking to co-operate with it and its guidance on corporate compliance programmes.
The importance of taking the right approach to negotiations, multilateral development banks’ powers of investigation and developments in US anti-corruption enforcement are also explained in the chapter.
Aziz Rahman said: “As in previous years, Rahman Ravelli was delighted to be asked to write a chapter for the Guide. We have once again provided a chapter that will be of use to those who need advice and information when it comes to any aspect of bribery and corruption investigations.’’
To read the chapter visit the ICLG website.
Aziz Rahman is Senior Partner at Rahman Ravelli and its founder. His ability to coordinate national, international and multi-agency defences has led to success in some of the most significant corporate crime cases of this century and top rankings in international legal guides. He is recognised worldwide as one of the most capable legal experts regarding top-level, high-value commercial and financial disputes.