U.K. Bribery Act: Compliance and Investigation (Online Self-Study)

CPE Credit: 6 
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Experience with international organizations


As U.K. Bribery Act enforcement continues, individuals and corporations with a presence in the U.K. face strict legislation that not only complies with the requirements of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Convention, but exceeds the scope of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

The U.K. Bribery Act is a demanding statute that requires companies to employ due diligence in preventing violations when conducting business in foreign countries. Companies are best positioned to minimize violations by implementing anti-bribery programs into their operations.

This course provides you with relevant information on the legal and regulatory framework to combat bribery in international trade.

Key Takeaways: 

  • Methods used by management to help design, assess and certify their organization's anti-corruption program
  • Types of inter-related methods of analysis required for bribery risk assessment
  • Tips for regulated organizations to implement policies and programs designed to detect and deter criminal conduct
  • Actions to take to assure an adequate risk assessment for a successful anti-bribery program
  • Six principles for adequate anti-bribery procedures

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CPE Information:

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the key points of the U.K. Bribery Act, FCPA, and other international anti-bribery initiatives
  • Recognize the six principles for preventing bribery under the U.K. Bribery Act
  • Identify common risk factors when conducting a bribery risk assessment
  • Ascertain effective ways to respond to bribery-related issues
  • Identify best practices for conducting bribery investigations and writing investigation reports
  • Recognize common red flags associated with bribery





Table of Contents:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction and Course Overview
  • Lesson 2: Introduction to the U.K. Bribery Act
  • Part I: The U.K. Bribery Act and Other Anti-Bribery Initiatives
  • Lesson 3: The United States Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act
  • Lesson 4: International and Regional Anti-Corruption Initiatives
  • Lesson 5: Six Principles for Preventing Bribery
  • Part II: Preventing Anti-Bribery Violations
  • Lesson 6: Principles 1-4
  • Lesson 7: Principles 5-6
  • Lesson 8: Other Sources of Guidance
  • Lesson 9: Standards and Tools
  • Lesson 10: Introduction to Bribery Risk Assessments
  • Part III: Bribery Risk Assessments
  • Lesson 11: Phases of a Bribery Risk Assessment
  • Lesson 12: Methods of Analysis
  • Lesson 13: Common Risks
  • Lesson 14: Developing a Response Plan
  • Part IV: Prepare and Respond
  • Lesson 15: Responding to Bribery-Related Issues
  • Lesson 16: Pre-Investigation Planning
  • Lesson 17: Selecting the Investigative Team
  • Lesson 18: Introduction to Conducting Bribery Investigations
  • Part V: Conducting Bribery Investigations
  • Lesson 19: Identify Sources of Information
  • Lesson 20: Collect, Organise, and Process Information
  • Lesson 21: Conduct Interviews
  • Lesson 22: Analyse Information
  • Lesson 23: Conclude the Investigation
  • Lesson 24: Conclusion

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System Requirements:

Internet access: High-speed connection recommended

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Speakers required for video sound

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