Regulators worldwide have stepped up their scrutiny of corporations’ domestic and overseas operations and business development efforts, with an invigorated focus on bribery, kickbacks, anti-competitive behavior and “pay-to-play” schemes involving governments.
In addtion to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act, new anti-bribery and corruption regulations are being implemented in jursidictions across the globe. As a result, corruption exposure continues to be a major risk for international businesses. Kroll’s unmatched investigative capabilities, worldwide presence and long-standing reputation for independence and integrity make us uniquely qualified for resolving regulatory concerns.
What sets Kroll apart is our broad range of services, global resources, the backgrounds and experience of our professionals, and our ability to assist clients by independently identifying the salient facts of a matter, enabling our clients to address and resolve sensitive, complex regulatory problems. Working with clients and their counsel in a multitude of industries and geographies, Kroll conducts investigations into alleged violations of laws, allegations of bribery and financial mismanagement including kickbacks, money laundering, internal control lapses and other financial improprieties.
Kroll's global investigations team contains a unique mix of specialized investigation skills. We work in small multi-skilled teams to deliver customized investigations which produce evidence that meets the highest litigation standards. Around the world we provide our clients with detailed intelligence with which to make informed decisions about their most difficult challenges.
Our team includes intelligence gathering, law enforcement, accountancy, data analytics and cyber investigation expertise. We can draw evidence from all possible internal or external sources, whether electronic, paper or human. Reviewing very large volumes of data to find the facts that matter is what we do every day. These skills, best in class when standing alone, are uniquely Kroll when combined. We offer them to clients separately, or as an integrated service.
Case Study: FCPA and Corruption Investigation
Kroll was retained to support US counsel in a major FCPA investigation on behalf of a Norwegian based energy company. We conducted a detailed forensic audit of the company’s books and records to examine payments to commercial agents and government representatives in 33 countries, while also carrying out extensive on-site document and accounting analysis in Libya, Angola, Brazil and Russia. Our findings comprised a key part of the report to the Department of Justice.
Case Study: Ukraine Government Corruption Investigation
Kroll was appointed by the government of Ukraine to undertake a forensic examination of a series of potentially corrupt transactions entered into by the previous regime. Kroll reviewed extensive documentation and reconstructed the cash flows for transactions spanning several ministries and identified a number of suspicious transactions where funds had been potentially misappropriated. Our team worked closely with US Counsel to prepare evidence to be used in civil recovery proceedings.