Preventing corporate fraud: A regulatory update

14 October 2016

Understanding your organisation’s threat landscape

As part of the PwC Fraud Academy in the South East, we bring you a series of three short video briefings with the aim of helping businesses prevent, detect and investigate fraud and economic crime. Our first video in our series is now live below, please also join us next week for our second video on the results of our recent Global Economic Crime Survey.

Keith McCarthy, a PwC Director in Forensic Services and former Head of Anti-Corruption at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) brings us the first of three videos briefings. He shares his insight on:

  • How the UK Government’s Anti-Corruption Plan sets out combatting bribery and corruption and the impact it has on the enforcement of the UK Bribery Act
  • How the first Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) judgement against Standard Bank impacts businesses contemplating self-disclosure to the SFO
  • How the investigation of corporate bribery and corruption across multi-jurisdictional cases might be pursued by law enforcement agencies going forward
  • What businesses can do if faced with a multi-jurisdictional investigation




About Keith McCarthy

Keith had a 33 year career in UK law enforcement. Prior to joining PwC in 2012, Keith was an Executive Board Member and the first Chief Investigator for the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO). As the Head of SFO's Anti Corruption Unit he was responsible for energising the SFO's investigations and strategic positioning in relation to all Bribery and corruption casework.

Keith has experience in complex multi-jurisdictional investigations (including asset recovery issues) and has worked extensively on overseas projects previously for the government/overseas agencies and for clients around the world. He is also an expert evaluator on corruption, Money Laundering, Confiscation and tax crimes for the Council of Europe (GRECO).

Keith V McCarthy, Director
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Global Economic Crime Survey 2016:
Click here to view the next in our series of Fraud Academy South East videos looking at how businesses prevent, detect and investigate fraud and economic crime