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Managing bribery and corruption risk in the life sciences industry

May 23rd, 2014
in Anti-Corruption / FCPA, Pharmaceuticals/Biotech/Life Sciences |

Managing bribery and corruption risk in the life sciences industry

Managing bribery and corruption risk in the life sciences industry

Managing bribery and corruption risks in the mining and metals industry

May 23rd, 2014
in Africa, Anti-Corruption / FCPA |

Managing bribery and corruption risks in the mining and metals industry

Managing bribery and corruption risks in the mining and metals industry

Anti-Corruption Infographic

May 6th, 2014
in Africa, Anti-Corruption / FCPA, Legal Conferences |

PwC 2014 Global Economic Crime survey is one of the broadest and most comprehensive economic crime surveys the company has ever conducted, collecting feedback from over 5,000 global respondents.

The below infographic is based on the responses related to anti-corruption. To read PwC’s full report visit: www.pwc.com/crimesurvey.

 

Anti-Corruption Infographic

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Essential elements of a Corporate Compliance programme

April 21st, 2014
in Africa, Anti-Corruption / FCPA, Legal Conferences |

Source: Presented at C5′s 2nd Forum on Anti-Corruption, West Africa. Full presentation available here.

 

Essential elements of a Corporate Compliance programme

 

Organisational leadership & culture

•Tone from the Top
•Compliance and Controls structure (FTE and non-FTEs)
•Incorporating compliance objs into coy-wide objs

Standards & Procedures

•Internal policies, procedures and SOPs

Training & Communications

•Mandatory trainings
•Trainings deep diving into high risk areas
•Innovative communications e.g. Internal newsletters, weekly tips, branded items

Enforcement & Incentives

•Robust consequence mgmt protocols
•Incentives (internal and external) e.g. Awards, acknowled-gements, endorsements

Due care in delegating authority

•3rd Party due diligence
•Extending mandatory trainings to key 3rd parties
•Annual compliance certification for key 3rd parties

Monitoring, auditing & reporting

•Enhanced whistleblower reporting platforms
•Backend and front-end monitoring/compliance reviews
•Robust breach management processes

Response & continuous improvement

•Feedback employee compliance surveys
•Annual certifications (internal & external)

Organisations whether, public or private, should strive towards moving from awareness to repetoire/embedding these pillars in their Compliance programme.

 

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Anti-Corruption West Africa

 

What: Anti-Corruption West Africa

When: Tuesday, June 10 to Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Where: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra

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Corporate Fraud West Africa

What: Corporate Fraud West Africa

When: Thursday, June 12, 2014

Where: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra

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Anti-Corruption West Africa – Request your brochure

April 14th, 2014
in Africa, Anti-Corruption / FCPA, Energy, Legal Conferences, Regulatory Compliance and Trade |

Simply emails us at socialmedia@c5-online.com to receive your free brochure.

 

C5's 3rd Forum on Anti-Corruption West Africa Edition

 

Meet them this June, in Ghana – Keynote and Government Speakers:

• Olaoulo Adegbite, Director of Operations, EFCC (Nigeria)
• Charles Ayamdoo, Director, Anti-Corruption section of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (Ghana)
• Abbia Udofia, Deputy Director of Operations, ICPC (Nigeria) Shannon Bullock, Programme Officer, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (Austria)
• Hon. Aliou Barry, Guinea MP and Member of the Audit Committee of GOPAC
• Samuel de Jaegere, Anti-Corruption Advisor, Regional Office for West and Central Africa, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (Senegal)
• Amos Sakaba, CEO, One Stop Shop Investment Centre (Nigeria)

 

Expert speakers from leading companies across West Africa share their experiences and lessons, including:

• The Anti-Corruption Enforcement Scenario in Nigeria and Ghana: an Address from the Investigators
• Managing the Compliance Department while Developing a Sustainable Corporate Governance Model
• A Practical and Business-Oriented Approach to Risk Management in West Africa to Conduct Third Parties’ Due Diligence and Operate Investments
• Detecting and Mitigating Internal Frauds and Conducting Internal Investigations in a Non-Supporting Environment
• Third-Party Liability: How to Mitigate Your Exposure in case of Your Business Partner’s Wrongdoing

 

Learn how these companies implement compliance requirements in West Africa:

 

ABB (Nigeria) Oando (Nigeria)
Access Bank PLC (Nigeria) Siemens (Nigeria)
Atlantic Energy (Nigeria) Total (Nigeria)
Diageo (Cameroon) UT Bank (Ghana)
Ecobank (Cameroon) Unilever (Nigeria)
Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana) Volta River Authority
Microsoft (Nigeria)

 

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Anti-Corruption West Africa

April 11th, 2014
in Africa, Anti-Corruption / FCPA |

How to benefit from PPPs to strengthen mutual anti-corruption compliance

Complimentary presentation from C5′s 2nd Forum on Anti-Corruption, West Africa Edition

 

Anti-Corruption in West Africa

 Click here to view the document as a PDF

 

Highlights of the presentation:

  • Relevance of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in driving Internal and External Compliance
  • The PPP Scorecard – how effective have these been and why?
  • PPPs Solutions that Work

 

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C5's 3rd Forum on Anti-Corruption West Africa Edition

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What: C5′s Third Forum on Anti-Corruption West Africa Edition

When: 10-11 June, 2014

Where: Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra

To receive a PDF version of the complete brochure and for more information email socialmedia@c5-online.com

Anti-Corruption – Industry News

March 5th, 2014
in Africa, Anti-Corruption / FCPA, Legal Conferences, Litigation, Regulatory Compliance and Trade |

Turkey learns how to fight against corruption from Singapore, By SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ, Posted on Hurriyet Daily News

The number one item on Turkey’s agenda since Dec. 17 are the massive corruption and graft allegations against senior government members, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his family. Four ministers had to resign after prosecutors argued that they had received bribes from an Azeri origin businessman, Reza Zarrab, who was arrested along with the sons of two ex-ministers. [Read More...]

 

EU probes corruption claims at Turkish gov’t agency, Posted on Hurriyet Daily News

The European Commission has launched an investigation into allegations that a Turkish government agency misused EU funds. The probe follows reports in Turkish media of tender-rigging and illegal recruitment at the Centre for EU Education and Youth Programmes in Ankara under former EU minister Egemen Bağış. [Read More...]

 

Are Africa’s politicians value for money? By By Olivier Monnier in Abidjan, Billie Adwoa McTernan in Accra, Monica Mark in Abuja, Jeff Mbanga in Kampala, Patrick Gathara in Nairobi and Crystal Orderson, Posted on the Africa Report

The dusty streets of Ouagadougou teemed with people last August protesting against President Blaise Compaoré’s plans to create a Senate alongside Burkina Faso’s 111 seat National Assembly. One of the demonstrators carried a sign reading: “Some are eating. Others are watching. This is how revolutions are born.” [Read More...]

 

Navigant Expands UK Disputes & Investigations Team, Posted on the Wall Street Journal

Addition of forensic accounting and investigations experts bolsters strong global team. LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 05, 2014– Today, Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced the addition of four senior professionals to its Disputes & Investigations (D&I) practice in London, strengthening its existing team and enhancing the Firm’s presence in the UK.  [Read More...]

 

Corporate Africa ‘at risk from evolving economic crime’, surveys show, Posted on Out-Law.com

Economic crime is continuing to threaten businesses across Africa, with firms at risk of “secondary damage” from fraud and corruption, such as revenue losses and tarnished corporate images, according to two new surveys. [Read More...]

 

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LIFE SCIENCES – WEEKLY INDUSTRY NEWS

January 16th, 2014
in Anti-Corruption / FCPA, Healthcare, Legal Conferences, Litigation, Pharmaceuticals/Biotech/Life Sciences |

Belarus Ambulance Doctors: Underpaid And Overworked, by Vadzim Smok, Posted on BelarusDigest

Leading up to New Year’s Eve and throughout the first week of 2014, employees of the Minsk municipal ambulance service launched a protest. They are demanding a raise in salaries and improved labour conditions. The healthcare sector in Belarus remains financed by the state and has one of the lowest average salary rates of any profession. Among its neighbours, Belarus allocates the smallest portion of its GDP towards healthcare, which has resulted in its gradual decline in recent years. [Read More...]

 

Supreme Court hands Monsanto victory over farmers on GMO seed patents, ability to sue, Posted on RT

The US Supreme Court upheld biotech giant Monsanto’s claims on genetically-engineered seed patents and the company’s ability to sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with Monsanto materials. The high court left intact Monday a federal appeals court decision that threw out a 2011 lawsuit from the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association and over 80 other plaintiffs against Monsanto that sought to challenge the agrochemical company’s aggressive claims on patents of genetically-modified seeds. [Read More...]

 

Sinopharm executives face corruption probe, Posted on BBC News

China’s largest drug distributor Sinopharm has said two of its former senior executives are being investigated over alleged corruption. A former vice president was detained by police last week, while a former general manager is also being probed. Sinopharm is the most high-profile domestic company to feature in China’s crackdown on misconduct in its pharmaceutical sector so far. [Read More...]

 

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Anti-Corruption & Fraud – Industry News

December 18th, 2013
in Anti-Corruption / FCPA |

Spain targets political parties with new anti-corruption law, Posted on Reuters

(Reuters) – Spain’s government proposed a law on Friday to control more tightly the financial activities of political parties, after corruption scandals in recent years involving both left and right. The law will ban legal and corporate entities from making donations to parties, and banks will no longer be allowed to cancel their debts or negotiate with them interest rates that would be below market levels. Donations are currently allowed up to a limit of 100,000 euros a year. [Read More...]

 

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When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Where: Intercontinental Hotel, Madrid

For more information visit www.C5-online.com/ACSpain

 

Anti-Corruption Spain Edition

 

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Anti-Corruption & Fraud – Industry News

December 11th, 2013
in Anti-Corruption / FCPA, Legal Conferences, Litigation, Regulatory Compliance and Trade |

Why Corruption In Spain Is Soaring, by Harrison Jacobs, Posted on Business Insider Australia

Corruption is rising faster in Spain than anywhere except for civil-war-torn Syria, according to Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), published on Tuesday. Spain dropped 10 places to 40 out of 177 in the corruption rankings. Anne Koch, Transparency International’s director for Europe and Central Asia, recently explained Spain’s harsh rating to Reuters: What the economic crisis has done is allow more public debate about corruption … [Read More...]

 

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