Archer & Angel’s attorneys advise on all aspects of anti-corruption related services, including preparing and implementing compliance programs, conducting internal investigations, both into allegations of bribery and employee misconduct, conducting legal audits and due diligence exercises, advising on and implanting clean -up measures and training for legal departments and businesses.
The team has assisted on several India related compliance audits for US, UK, European and Japanese corporations having business interests in India, These include investigations conducted because of whistleblower complaints and into allegations of bribery. The investigations have often supported larger global audits to ensure compliance with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or the UK Bribery Act. Our attorneys have also assisted companies being investigated by the UK Serious Fraud Office, the Department of Justice or the Securities and Exchange Commission of the US in responding to issues relating to Indian law, customs and procedures.
We also advise on Indian anti-corruption legislation including the Prevention of Corruption Act, the proposed amendments in 2013 to this law, Money Laundering Act, the proposed Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials Bill and the Indian Penal Code.
The team also works closely with our Employment Law practice in assisting with investigations into employee fraud, allegations of embezzlement, kickbacks and misconduct. We also advise on remedial action including revamping of employment contracts and employee handbooks, non-disclosure agreements; Codes of Conduct; employment termination procedures and negotiations, employment related due diligence and internal audits on compliance issues.