The Managing Partner of the firm, Osaro Eghobamien, SAN has been recently appointed to the Board of the Convention for Business Integrity (“CBI”) – a platform for propagating ethical business practices in Nigeria. Africa is widely considered to be a cesspool of corruption. Perchstone & Graeys, a firm grounded on integrity, is proud of its Managing Partner's achievement in this respect and looks forward to being a part of this admirable initiative.
Recent revelations about the possible complicity of judicial officers in bribery and corruption has hardly helped the general perception. Those who bear the weight of the attendant negative aspersions are not just the perpetrators but all of us. It is thus becoming more and more compelling, for organizations in Nigeria operating at a certain level of integrity and ethical conduct to create a safe haven for foreign investors and other socially responsible foreign counterparts. This helps not only the foreign parties with their anti-corruption compliance requirements, but also assists to enhance the business reputations of Nigerian enterprises locally and abroad. The CBI has been slowly gaining traction over the last two decades, and now collaborates with the Humboldt-Viadrina School Of Governance in Berlin on identifying and realizing benefits of the accession to the Convention on Business Integrity.