SECIL offers a full range of cross-disciplinary services to address all aspects of potential anti-corruption issues faced by our clients. Leveraging the experience of our attorneys, we work with companies to proactively identify and mitigate corruption risks.
Our lawyers are experienced in conducting international anti-corruption investigations involving alleged violations of anti-bribery statutes and related regulations, as well as in designing and enhancing internal compliance programs that meet industry best practices. We offer practical, business-sensitive, and specific anti-corruption compliance advice that considers a company’s size, scope of operations, target jurisdictions, and points of corruption risk. SECIL's lawyers have conducted a broad range of anti-corruption reviews, including bribery investigations in the U.S. and globally. Our lawyers have defended clients faced with potential civil and criminal exposure for corruption issues, provided review and analysis of the adequacy of existing compliance programs, and designed effective anti-corruption programs and training from the ground-up.
In addition, our team provides transactional due diligence support concerning anti-corruption risks, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, and advises companies on mitigating FCPA successor liability risk. Our team provides advice on the effective screening of third-party agents and distributors. SECIL's team also counsels non-U.S. businesses on the FCPA compliance obligations created by their expansion into the U.S. market.
We represent clients before the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and have advised clients concerning DOJ’s FCPA Opinion Procedure, the voluntary disclosures of FCPA violations, and the settlement of FCPA proceedings through deferred prosecution agreements, non-prosecution agreements, and similar mechanisms. In addition, we have advised and guided clients through issues raised under the UK Anti-Bribery Act, the French Loi Sapin II, and other anti-corruption laws and regulations.
Our team includes former DOJ prosecutors, SEC enforcement attorneys, and attorneys with experience in more than 40 jurisdictions including Argentina, Brazil, China, Ecuador, France, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and Spain.
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