Course Objective & Overview:

This certification course is designed for professionals, teams and third parties committed to upskilling in the areas of ethics and anti-corruption compliance. Devised and led by renowned industry experts and academia, the objective is to enhance standards of best practice and ultimately have a positive measurable impact on organisation-wide compliance and the organisation’s bottom line. The 2-day program will examine the fundamentals of anti-corruption compliance whilst exploring best practice frameworks aimed at promoting ethical conduct and protecting the integrity and sustainability of supply chains.


Day 1

Time Session Tutor
8:30-9:00 Registration  
9:00-10:15 Hong Kong’s Bribery and Corruption Laws
  • Overview and background on Hong Kong’s public and private corruption offences
  • Highlighting practical risk scenarios based on real cases
Tutor: Professor Simon Young
(University of Hong Kong)
10:15-10:45 Break  
10:45-12:00 Hong Kong’s Money Laundering Offences
  • Covering the most recent legal developments with Hong Kong’s money laundering and suspicious transaction offences
  • Practical tips on staying compliant in this dynamic area of law
Tutor: Professor Simon Young
(University of Hong Kong)
12:00-13:00 Lunch  
13:00-15:00 What is bribery?
  • Payment, offer, receipt and soliciting bribes
  • Direct and indirect bribery
  • Case Study [J.P. Morgan in China]
Who does the law apply to?
  • Your company and its employees
  • 3rd party suppliers and associated risk
  • Case Study [BioRad Laboratories in Thailand and Vietnam]
Tutor: Samuel Sharpe
(Duane Morris & Selvam LLP)
15:00-15:30 Break  
15:30-17:00 Abuse of Facilitation payments, gifts & entertainment
  • What are they and why they are illegal
  • How to spot them
  • How to prevent them
Public officials and state owned entities
  • Particular risks when dealing with public officials
  • Examples of common bribery techniques
Tutor: Samuel Sharpe
(Duane Morris & Selvam LLP)
17:00 Review, Questions & End of Day One  

Day 2

Time Session Tutor
8:30-9:00 Coffee  
9:00-10:30 Risk Management
  • Understanding anti-bribery & corruption risks of a typical entity
  • Anti-bribery & corruption compliance program
Data Analytics
  • Understanding data analytics
  • Benefits and uses of data analytics in ABC
  • Case study: Application of the data analytics approach
Tutor: Calvin Ho (KPMG)
10:30-10:50 Break  
10:50-12:00 Investigations
  • Typical ABC investigation – what we aim to establish
  • Investigation principles
  • Evidential approach to investigations
  • Accounting books and records
  • Interviews
  • External intelligence sources
  • Case study: Application of the investigation approach and identification of evidence
Tutor: Katy Wong (KPMG)
12:00-12:30 Test & Certification  
12:30 Conclusion of Course