Tunisia: Training on Corruption Investigations in the Area of Permits and Licenses

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TunisiaOn April 12-13, the CEELI Institute delivered another of its series of trainings organized in collaboration with the Tunisian National Anti-Corruption Agency (INLUCC). The session focused on detecting corruption and fraud in the area of issuing government permits and licenses, and was led by two prominent experts. Dan Newcomb is the founder of the Anti-Corruption group at the leading global law firm Shearman & Sterling, and has participated in numerous high-profile cases, including the investigation into the marketing practices of Lockheed Aircraft Corporation for the Special Review Committee of its board of directors, which was a precursor to the enactment of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Helge Kvamme is a partner with the Norwegian Law Firm Selmer and formerly the head of PwC Forensics and Anti-Corruption Services in Norway with extensive experience with economic crime investigations, and Anti-Corruption services.

The highly interactive training was based on a hypothetical case of corruption in issuing a licence for a telecommunications company and included sample invoices, news reports, witness testimonies, internal communications, and bank transfer documents that the participants, working in groups, needed to piece together into a case to present to a hypothetical prosecution. Invited by INLUCC, the 30 participants at the training were representatives of a broad array of Tunisian institutions, government regulators, and lawyers.