Anti-Bribery & Corruption

01 January 2020 00:00 by Tania Goatley

Organisations risk exposure to criminal liability as well as facing significant penalties for noncompliance with the various anti-bribery laws. The New Zealand Anti-Bribery and Corruption module not only outlines an organisation’s obligations under this area of law, it covers such acts as the 'Crimes Act 1961 (NZ)', 'Secret Commissions Act 1910 (NZ)', and 'Serious Fraud Office Act 1990 (NZ)' and provides practical guidance on steps you can take to ensure that your bribery and corruption risks are identified and minimised.

Module Scope:

Core Obligations

  • Anti-bribery and Corruption
  • Risk Identification
  • Duties of Directors
  • Guidelines and Policies
  • Bribery and Corruption in Relation to Public Officials
  • Private Sector Bribery and Corruption
  • Record-keeping and Financial Reporting
  • Anti-bribery and Corruption Education and Training
  • Maintaining Central Registers
  • Investigation and Enforcement
  • Application of Anti-bribery and Corruption Laws of Foreign Jurisdictions

Legal Landscape

  • Crimes Act 1961 (NZ)
  • Secret Commissions Act 1910 (NZ)
  • Serious Fraud Office Act 1990 (NZ)
  • Companies Act 1993 (NZ)
  • Electoral Act 1993 (NZ)
  • Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1992 (NZ)
  • Protected Disclosures Act 2000 (NZ)
  • Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 (NZ)
  • Financial Reporting Act 2013 (NZ)
  • Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (NZ)
  • and 15 other compliance sources


  • Financial Markets Authority
  • Electoral Commission
  • State Services Commission
  • and 11 other regulators