ZUL RAFIQUE & partners’ offers a team of lawyers to assist organisations to prepare for the implementation of Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Act 2009, which has come into force on 1 June 2020. Section 17A imposes a corporate liability on organisations, who may now be held accountable for the corrupt offences committed by their employees or any persons deemed associated with the organisations.
We recognise that the existing anti-corruption policies of our clients may not have been sufficiently constructed to satisfy the new adequacy tests required as a defence to Section 17A. Hence, we aim to provide advice and assistance to our clients in their efforts to establish adequate procedures in the form of, amongst others, policies and procedures designed to withstand scrutiny in the event of any incident of corruption.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
The focus of our services will be on legal risk assessment & drafting of policies. Depending on the individual needs of our client, our scope of service in this domain will potentially include: