Lex Meridian is one of the few niche firms in India to offer specialist advice and assistance on international regulatory such as bribery and corruption, and its domestic and international implications.
Our firms ethos, is in line with our corporate social responsibility commitment, that bribery and corruption is incompatible with good governance and that companies should have robust anti-corruption policies and enforcement mechanisms. Indeed for many foreign companies operating outside of their jurisdictions there is often a legal requirement to have such systems in place.
For example, the UK Bribery Act 2010 allows for criminal prosecution for acts and omissions in the United Kingdom concerning acts of bribery, even if they have been committed by a company or their employees abroad.
Bribery and Corruption laws in India
• Section 177 Companies Act, 2013
• Right to Information Act, 2005
• Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002
• Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
• Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988
• Indian Penal code, 1860
We advise and assist companies, governments and non-governmental organisations on both the Indian and international framework governing bribery and corruption.
In this fast-growing area of the law, Indian companies and foreign companies doing business in India, need to be aware of compliance with domestic and international laws governing acts of bribery and corruption and how they are considerably exposed if such mechanism are not in place.
Our approach is multi-faceted and cross-disciplinary – We work closely with other professionals including forensic accountants, other lawyers and investigators in a number of jurisdictions to provide a comprehensive service.
Our dual qualified UK and India based lawyers, are truly international. As practising barristers, solicitors and advocates – we offer a unique cross border approach to bribery and corruption both within India and abroad. Our expert criminal law barristers specialising in international criminal law are able to offer advice, and assistance on the complexities of national and international bribery and corruption legislation.
We provide individual advice and assistance and conduct in-house training and “good practice” guidance for companies and their employees and staff.
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