Author: Azizur Rahman 5 January 2021
Rahman Ravelli has again supplied one of the expert insight chapters for the International Comparative Legal Guide - Corporate Investigations.
The firm’s founder and Senior Partner Aziz Rahman contributed the chapter “Bribery and Corruption: Investigations and Negotiations Across Jurisdictions’’ to the 2021 edition of the Guide, which has just been published. It is the fourth consecutive year that Rahman Ravelli has been asked to write a chapter for the Guide.
With the Guide acting as an insight into national and international corporate investigations, Aziz’s chapter explains existing bribery and corruption legislation and gives advice to companies that are either under investigation or believe they are about to be.
As well as considering the impact of the UK’s Bribery Act in the decade since it came into effect, the chapter examines some of the most notable recent cases. It also details how the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) functions; including the powers granted to it under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act regarding interviews and documentation, its advice to companies looking to co-operate with it and its 2020 guidance for corporates on evaluating their compliance programmes.
The investigatory powers of multilateral development banks and anti-corruption enforcement by US regulators are also covered in the chapter.
Aziz Rahman said: “Once again, Rahman Ravelli was very pleased to be asked to be the authors of a chapter for the Guide. I believe we have provided a chapter which gives helpful advice and information about bribery and corruption investigations to those who may need it now or in the future.’
To read the chapter in full please 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.