Matthew Purchase is a partner at Bowman's Governance, Compliance & Investigations Practice. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and is a member of both the American and South African Chapters of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Matthew was elected as a director and executive committee member of the South African ACFE in 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013. Matthew is also a member of the Lex Mundi Business Crimes and Compliance Work Group. Matthew specialises in anti-bribery and corruption compliance (ABAC) matters involving the FCPA, UK Bribery Act and domestic corruption legislation. He has advised large multinational clients on ABAC issues and investigations in numerous African jurisdictions including South Africa, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He recently advised Marriott Hotels on its acquisition of 117 hotels across eight African jurisdictions.