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Business Crime during Covid-19

Webcast Invitation: Navigating your compliance and investigations framework

Outer Temple and EY invite you to a joint webcast: Practical legal and risk considerations when navigating your compliance and investigations framework. Failure to organise your compliance framework and react to internal issues can be disastrous for organisations, resulting in fines, sanctions and reputational damage. During the heat of the COVID-19 crisis, while most organisations adapted at pace and carried on through the pandemic, aspects of their usual compliance processes did go into a level of hibernation. Now is the time to look back at what happened, put right any ‘wrongs’ and use lessons learnt to strengthen your organisations’ business conduct and ethics framework. Where there may have been ‘wrongs’, the decision of any corporate entity to launch an internal…

Covid-19, Business Crime, Business Crime during Covid-19, Events, News 15 Jul, 2020

How can corporates manage bribery risk as they fight to survive COVID-19

As the lockdown persists and businesses become more desperate, Fiona Horlick QC and Jeremy Scott-Joynt look at why this could mean more corporate bribery and corruption. With spare bedrooms or kitchen table corners continuing to do double duty as office space, many businesses – particularly those whose trade has shrunk – will be aching for a return to normality. However, normal may not return for a long time. Supply chains may shorten. Working practices may change. Long-settled business relationships may be sundered as partners may have ceased to trade. Battered businesses will be desperate for new deals as they seek to keep their staff working. In other words, it’s a perfect time to bribe someone – and the ultimate test…

Covid-19, Business Crime, Business Crime during Covid-19, News 24 Apr, 2020

Corporate Fraud in the Covid-19 Crisis – Guidance Note

Nick Johnson QC and Sophie O’Sullivan look at corporate fraud in the Covid-19 crisis, the changing risks and how to protect your business. The UK Government’s coronavirus (Covid-19) response has had profound effects on every business sector. The UK is on “lockdown”. Corporations and businesses, whose activities are underpinned by technologies such as verified transactions, encrypted communications and secure server networks, are having to find ways to conduct their core functions remotely, separated from colleagues and support departments, in circumstances where each person is, generally, unmonitored. There are very few – if any – corporate entities that had the practical and technological infrastructures in place prior to this crisis taking hold, which would have enabled them to adapt seamlessly to…

Covid-19, Business Crime, Business Crime during Covid-19, News 2 Apr, 2020

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