A rising number of bribery and corruption investigations, due in part to increased enforcement of regulations such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act, and country-specific anti-bribery laws, such as those in France (French Criminal Code), Germany (Criminal Code), Brazil (the Clean Company Act), and Mexico (Sistema Nacional Anticorruption – SNA), have compelled global organizations to focus significant attention and resources on minimizing and mitigating corruption risks.
Companies active on the global stage come to K2 Intelligence for assistance identifying risks relating to bribery and corruption throughout their business, help understanding the prohibitions and enforcement protocols across the range of countries in which they are doing business, and help avoiding costly, often cross-border, investigations should they run afoul of laws or regulations. Companies globally also rely on our investigative resources for efficient and quick response when incidents or allegations of bribery and corruption are identified or occur.
Our multidisciplinary teams of experts are uniquely qualified to investigate instances of corruption globally in a wide spectrum of industries. They include experienced corporate investigators, former members of law enforcement and intelligence agencies, forensic accountants, and attorneys experienced in corruption issues around the world. We understand the common patterns and triggers of corrupt conduct and we seek to most effectively identify evidence of such conduct by leveraging our distinct combination of investigative resources and cutting-edge technology.
Our services include:
Bribery and Corruption Risk Assessments: We conduct independent risk assessments to identify and understand the most significant corruption risks, and to expert-test the existing anti-corruption program in the organization. K2 Intelligence leverages analytics technology to conduct financial data analysis and identify questionable transactions or patterns that would require further investigation. Our investigative teams pursue the flagged transactions or leads produced by the aforementioned analysis, by conducting financial transaction testing, interviews, and necessary forensic review of electronic communications and data. The end result is a summary of the analysis of the identified risks and witnesses, along with a set of recommendations for improvement that change behavior, tighten defenses, and contribute to regulatory compliance—while keeping in mind market realities.
Bribery and Corruption Investigations: Regulators have placed increased pressure on companies to investigate any indication of bribery and corruption in their organization. If an incident or breach is discovered in your business, we quickly assess it, contain it, and help you communicate with regulators, working closely with in-house and external legal counsel. K2 Intelligence’s approach to bribery and corruption investigations combines forensic and investigative accounting skillsets with cutting-edge forensic technology and the ability to identify and obtain relevant external intelligence and information. We leverage powerful analytical tools that can dissect large volumes of financial data (both structured and unstructured) and the latest forensic technology solutions to effectively analyze communications and documentation within an organization. Our forensic investigators are skilled interviewers and able to obtain maximum value from interviews that may be conducted at different stages of the investigation.
In the end, the true costs and damages to a corporation of corruption or of scandal go well beyond any monetary penalty.