We were instructed by an REI tech company to draft an ABC policy to assist a newly appointed compliance officer. The client provides extensive information on the global commercial property market to subscribers.

What we did

In drafting the policy we assisted the client with an initial bribery risk assessment so that the policy could tailored to reflect those risks.

The client then came back to ask if we could assist in a similar exercise in France and Spain, which led to OCI instructions in both jurisdictions.

The relationship also led to compliance advisory work being undertaken in relation to the failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion offence and the company's obligations under the Modern Slavery Act.

Take Away

This multiple, cross jurisdictional, instruction is a useful example of how business crime, and other service lines, can add real value to clients and secure repeat income streams whilst doing so.