Benjamin S Haley
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Ben Haley leads Covington & Burling LLP’s compliance and investigations practice in Africa. With in-depth experience representing clients before US regulators in high-profile matters and a history operating on the ground across the continent, he helps clients assess and mitigate complex legal and compliance risks in Africa. For more than a decade, Ben has handled complex government enforcement matters and internal investigations, with particular expertise in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, fraud, and financial crime matters.
Complementing his investigations practice, Ben helps clients proactively manage compliance risk. He advises clients on a range of regulatory compliance and corporate governance issues. This includes performing risk and compliance programme assessments; leading compliance reviews on business partners and assisting companies with third-party risk management processes; conducting forensic accounting reviews and testing and enhancing financial controls; advising on market entry, cross-border transactions and pre-acquisition diligence and post-acquisition integration; and assisting companies in designing, implementing and maintaining best-in-class compliance programmes. In recent years, he has developed special expertise assisting clients in leveraging technology in their compliance programmes, including assisting AB InBev in the design and implementation of an award-winning compliance data analytics and monitoring system, BrewRIGHT.