FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT (FCPA)
An international law firm acting on behalf of a global defense company retained the services of Integris to investigate allegations of corruption and bribery against the client’s business partner in a strategic market in the Middle East.
Integris launched a discrete investigation into the business activities and personal background of the local business partner. The investigation revealed personal relations of the agent with high level Government officials. Interviews with knowledgeable in-country sources further revealed that the local agent had a particular reputation of securing contracts through questionable business practices. Integris also learned that the agent had been subject of several criminal investigations and litigation cases, although he had never been convicted.
Given the findings and the sensitivity of the matter the client decided to terminate the business relationship.