Bretton Woods Law Multilateral Development Banks

Expert, pragmatic advice, assistance and representation borne out of globally unique experience in the field, in respect of allegations, investigations, sanctions and settlements arising out of Multilateral Development Bank funded contracts.

MDB Debarment Avoidance Training

Prevent fraud and corruption before it leads to debarment

Bretton Woods Law has devised an effective syllabus that assists the leadership and procurement teams of companies that bid on, and ultimately win, Multilateral Development Bank funded contracts to realise the risks they face if they engage in sanctionable practices.

Bretton Woods Law lawyers have produced a bespoke training programme, based on their unparalleled knowledge on how Multilateral Development Banks operate and what they expect. This ensures that companies, their employees and any consultants that they use, comply with the specific anti-fraud and corruption requirements set down by Multilateral Development Banks, thereby significantly reducing the risk of debarment.


The Debarment Avoidance Training programme, which is commensurate with each company’s size and requirements, follows these basic principles:

  • Widening understanding of the Multilateral Development Banks’ sanctions practices and the consequences for individuals and the company of being found to have committed a corrupt, fraudulent or other sanctionable practice on multilateral development bank funded projects.
  • Dealing with the Multilateral Development Banks’ investigative procedures for corruption and bribery.
  • Consideration of how companies and employees can counter-act the risk that they may engage in a sanctionable practice by following Internal Compliance Procedures.


The Bretton Woods Law Debarment Avoidance Training programme, which may be required as a stand-alone programme, or undertaken as a result of the Bretton Woods Law MDB Compliance Health Check, offers a training syllabus that takes into account the differing requirements and situations faced by employees, managers, directors and compliance officers, so as to make the programme as relevant and pertinent as possible to each level within the organisation. Training can also be provided to consultants acting on a company’s behalf. Bretton Woods Law firmly believes that such training should start at the top of each company, as employees should perceive the importance of such anti-fraud and corruption procedures. Bretton Woods law lawyers believe that setting the ‘tone from the top’ is essential in making training a success and protecting the company from potential debarment.

This flexible Debarment Avoidance Training programme can be executed in a manner that suits each company’s individual requirements, with some clients preferring group training or virtual training through webinars.


Are you working on Multilateral Development Bank funded projects and feeling exposed by your lack of knowledge of these banks’ anti-corruption procedures? Let Bretton Woods Law Debarment Avoidance Training programme be your protective shield.

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