One Day Training workshop on UK Bribery Act and its Implication to Businesses/Individuals
In our bid to offer value to our Stakeholders and ensure that Businesses in Nigeria and Nigerian Business in diaspora transact their financial dealings within the ambit of the resident law and being fully aware of its implications, The Convention on Business Integrity in collaboration with Transparency International, UK is organizing a one day training titled “UK Bribery Act: Implication to Businesses”
The UK Bribery Act which came into force in July 2011 has extra-territorial application. An offence is committed if either any act/omission which forms part of the offence takes place in the UK; or no act/omission took place in the UK, but the person has a close connection with the UK. The guideline to the law suggests that corporate entities put in place adequate procedures to prevent bribery, and follow the following principles when adopting adequate procedures. The principles include proportionate procedures, risk assessment, top-level commitment, due diligence, communication, and monitoring and review. Nigerian companies who are yet to do so need to ensure that their corporate compliance procedures take into account their risk and prevent their chance of being culpable under the UK Bribery Law.
Other objectives for the training would include – The history and Motivation behind the Bribery Act, Implications of the Bribery Act for Nigerian companies in the UK and individuals, Implications of the Bribery Act for Nigerian companies working with UK companies.
Date: Friday, November 13th, 2015
Venue: Eko Hotel & Suites( Food of Sun)
Time: 09h00 – 16h00
Peter Van Veen
Peter is the Director of Transparency International-UK’s Business Integrity Programme. Peter heads TI-UK’s business related activities, including research, advocacy and capability building. His responsibilities include TI-UK’s Business Integrity Forum, a forum of leading companies committed to high standards in their ant-corruption efforts. Peter also heads TI-UK’s training activities for companies and NGOs. Peter regularly speaks at conferences and lectures at a number of postgraduate courses in the UK. He represents TI-UK on the Advisory Board of AIM PROGRESS, the European Brands Association’s Supply Chain Integrity Initiative.
Soji Apampa co-founded The Convention on Business Integrity in 1997 to promote ethical business practices, transparency and fair competition in both the private and the public sectors. His working experience covers training, research, consulting and management in the private and public sectors and civil society. He is the Executive Director of the Convention on Business Integrity and has for the past 18 years designed and implemented anti-corruption initiatives in Africa. He has served as a Senior Advisor to the UN Global Compact on the 10th Principle (anti-corruption), served on the editorial board of the 2009 TI Global Corruption Report and was the member of the Organizing Committee of the 12th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Guatemala City.
- History and Motivation behind the Bribery Act
- Implications of the Bribery Act for Nigerian companies and individuals
- Implications of the Bribery Act for Nigerian companies working with UK companies
- Adequate Procedures Defense
- a. Tone from the Top
- b. Risk Assessment
- c. Policies & Procedures
- d. Implementation (training, comms, etc)
- e. 3rd Party Due Diligence
- f. Monitoring & Review
- Resources (TI, BSI, ISO, ICC, etc)
The workshop will be very interactive with a combination of a variety of teaching methods which includes Discussions, Experience Sharing, Scenario Planning, Group sessions, Group presentations, etc.