International Bribery Laws, Compliance and Investigations

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International Bribery Laws Compliance and Investigations


As fraud investigations become more global, it is important for fraud examiners to be familiar with the many existing laws against international bribery and how they might apply. 

In this course, you will learn about international bribery rules currently in effect, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act, OECD Guidelines and UN conventions. Also, you will learn how organizations can design compliance programs that adhere to the guidelines provided by anti-bribery enforcement authorities and how to properly investigate international bribery offences.




You Will Learn How To:

Compare the major international initiatives against corruption.

Identify the anti-bribery recommendations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Recognize the major provisions of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act.

Determine the most effective compliance mechanisms to prevent bribery.

Identify best practices for conducting bribery investigations.

Table of Contents

Part I Bribery Initiatives, Regulations, and Guidance
Lesson 1 The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Lesson 2 The United Nations Convention Against Corruption
Lesson 3 The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Lesson 4 Additional References for FCPA Compliance
Lesson 5 The UK Bribery Act
Lesson 6 Additional Guidance from the UK Ministry of Justice
Lesson 7 Other Jurisdictional Initiatives
Part II Anti-Corruption Policies and Procedures
Lesson 8 Building a Compliance Program to Combat International Bribery
Lesson 9 International Bribery Risk Factors
Lesson 10 Bribery Risk Assessments
Lesson 11 Phases of a Risk Assessment
Lesson 12 Developing a Response Plan
Part III Investigating International Bribery
Lesson 13 Preparing for the Investigation
Lesson 14 Selecting the Investigative Team
Lesson 15 Identifying Sources of Information
Lesson 16 Collecting, Organizing, and Processing Information
Lesson 17 Conducting Interviews
Lesson 18 Analyzing Information
Lesson 19 Concluding the Investigation

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 8
NASBA Information: Business Law
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: January 2024
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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