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Overview

The course will demonstrate ways to build a robust compliance and business ethics framework by exploring the relationship between ethical conduct and business practice. The objective is to enhance standards of best practice amongst professionals and to ultimately have a positive measurable impact on industry wide compliance and an organization’s bottom line.

Agenda

Day 1

Time Session Tutor
8:00-8:30 Registration  
8:30-9:30 Understanding Bribery and Corruption
  • Defining bribery and corruption
  • Differentiating illegal corruption from legal corruption
  • Case Study: Is this Bribery?

Tutor: Tanya Gibbs

Instructor of Finance and Internship Coordinator, School of Business Administration, American University of Sharjah
9:30-10:00 Break  
10:00-11:00 Mechanisms that Facilitate Corruption
  • Who is a “Foreign Official”?
  • What constitutes and qualifies as illegal payments?
  • Facilitation payments
  • MCQ Exercise: FCPA Coverage

Tutor: Tanya Gibbs

Instructor of Finance and Internship Coordinator, School of Business Administration, American University of Sharjah
11:00-12:00 Methods to Conceal Corrupt Payments
  • Corruption in third party payments
  • Failure to prevent bribery
  • Six “principles” of anti-corruption compliance programs
  • Case Study: FCPA Jurisdiction

Tutor: Tanya Gibbs

Instructor of Finance and Internship Coordinator, School of Business Administration, American University of Sharjah
12:00-13:00 Lunch  
13:00-14:00 An Overview of Local, Regional and International Legislations
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • UK Bribery Act
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

Tutor: Patrick Bourke

Head of Middle East Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright
14:00-15:00 Investigations
  • A standard ABC Investigation – what is the objective?
  • Investigation principles
  • Case Study

Tutor: Patrick Bourke

Head of Middle East Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright
15:00-15:30 Break  
15:30-16:30 Public Officials and State Owned Entities
  • Understanding specific risks when dealing with public officials
  • Examples & case studies of common bribery techniques

Tutor: Patrick Bourke

Head of Middle East Solicitor, Norton Rose Fulbright
16:30 Review, Questions & End of Day One  

Day 2

Time Session Tutor
8:00-8:30 Coffee  
8:30-9:30 How to Manage Bribery and Corruption Risks to Meet International Standards
  • Control environment and compliance – what are the key components of an ABAC control program?
  • Implementing an effective ongoing monitoring system
  • Investigating bribery allegations

Tutor: Collin Keeney

Director, Forensic, Deloitte Corporate Finance
9:30-10:00 Break  
10:00-11:00 The Role of Data in ABAC Monitoring and Investigations
  • Key sources of information
  • Implementing an effective ongoing monitoring system

Tutor: Collin Keeney

Director, Forensic, Deloitte Corporate Finance
11:00-12:00 Case Study – Improper activity with government officials: A real-life example of using Data Analysis to Evaluate Whistleblower Allegations

Tutor: Collin Keeney

Director, Forensic, Deloitte Corporate Finance
12:00-12:45 Test & Certification  
12:45 Conclusion of Course  

In partnership with:

aus

Supported by:

norton_rose
deloitte
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