Marschdorf Forensics


Strategies to Uncover Corrupt Payments

This was a 1999 contribution to the omnibus publication initiated by Prof. Mark Pieth, then President of the OECD Commission on Bribery and Corruption and Prof. Peter Eigen, then President of Transparency International, titled  “Corruption in International Business”. Marschdorf proposed, as one of many measures of bribery prevention, transparency processes through special investigations  involving financial audit approaches, standardized document examination approaches and focused interviews. Such processes would lead to the recognition of non-compliance risks and thereby contribute to the prevention of corrupt activities by corporations. This article was published long before the Siemens and Daimler examinations and the establishment of compliance management programs. Today, such approaches have found their way into best-practices of compliance management.