Online Trainings

Anti-Corruption Compliance and Business Courtesies (Working with Governments)

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Apr 10 - 28




EUR 600




A misstep in government compliance can be costly, not just in terms of finances, but business’ reputation as well. One could be liable for fines and penalties on both the state and federal levels.  During our jobs, we frequently interact with government agencies, officials, and public international agencies. In every instance, employees must apply the highest ethical standards and comply with applicable laws and regulations, including certain special requirements associated with government transactions. Government Officials are important partners and stakeholders and a proactive, honest, transparent, responsible, and sustainable dialogue and engagement between Government Officials and the private sector is a fundamental aspect of good corporate governance.

Learning objectives

In light of the FCPA and other legislations (e.g., UK Bribery Act) we distinguish between government officials and non-government for business courtesies and hospitality procedures. While rules are more stringent for government entertainment, it is prudent that non-government entertainment be reasonable, proportionate, and consistent with law of the land and the ethics code of a company. In this regard, the participants will be able to understand critical aspects including:

  • How different types of interactions create improper payments risks
  • How Government officials can act with utmost accountability
  • How to pursue Government business
  • How to localise Gifts and Hospitality policies as per Compliance standards
  • Maintaining system of controls aimed at preventing and detecting bribery
  • What is compliant in Business Courtesies?

Structure and Workload

Approximately 24 Hours (8 hours per week)

The course is delivered online, and includes pre-recorded lectures, synchronous live lectures, self-assessments, individual assignment and online discussions. It is adapted specifically for professionals in full-time work.


A limited number of scholarships are available for this course. Find out if you are eligible.

This course is for

Professionals from the public and private sector working in compliance and anti-corruption areas. It also targets professionals (government officials, business owners, executives) working in public-private partnerships.


A Certificate of Completion will be issued to all participants who successfully complete the course.


Abhishek BHARTI

Abhishek Bharti is a lawyer by profession with considerable industry and academia experience. He started his career as Compliance officer with Glaxo SmithKline in India after graduating from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. He has done his LL.M from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Harvard University. He is an Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), USA certified in-house Counsel. He has been instrumental in the diverse fields of legal, anti-corruption, regulatory compliance and government relations in various multinational companies including General Electric, Glaxo SmithKline and TE Connectivity in India, and at International Organization IACA in Austria.

He has represented his employer companies /organizations at various compliance forums in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, India, Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States. He has written 9 articles on legal and anti-corruption matters in Indian and international legal journals and has co-authored a book titled “Combating corruption and money laundering in BRICS countries: Legal frameworks and Institutional arrangements” along with Anti-Corruption experts from BRICS countries.

In his current role, he works as Senior Counsel Government relations and Legal affairs at General Electric, India.

His primary areas of interest are Anti-Corruption, Compliance and Policy initiatives.

Payment options

card payment

FEE - EUR 600.00

20% discount - EUR 480.00

15% discount - EUR 510.00

10% - EUR 540.00

International Anti-Corruption Academy

Laxenburg/Vienna, Austria  |  T: +43 2236 710 718 101

© 2023 IACA. Developed by IACA.

Laxenburg/Vienna, Austria  |  T: +43 2236 710 718 101

© 2023 IACA. Developed by IACA.