Case study 1
Your company is currently discussing a contract for the construction of solar panels with the
Government of Vindalubia. Your company is requested pay a ‘motivation fee’ for the Minister of
Energy of Vindalubia in order to facilitate the signature of the contract with the Government of
The CEO of the company asks you to look into this issue.
Do you pay the motivation fee? Why? What are the legal aspects you will take into consideration in
order to justify your decision?
Please draft a document explaining your decision, your arguments and the legal reasons for your
The issue I’m facing is that our company is one of the bidders for the solar panels project in the state of
Vindalubia and the minister of energy of Vindalubia requesting a “Motivation” from our company! And
our CEO is fine to do so through me! and I’ll brief my argument as follow:
Ethically I will not accept doing this thing because it is clear enough that this is not a motivation
as much as it is a bribery.
Legally, by accepting this is criminal action I will be called a “Briber” and according to Saudi law
article (10) “The briber and the mediator and any accomplice in any of the offences set forth in
this law shall be punished as provided for in the relevant article. Any person who knowingly
agrees, incites or assists in committing such offences shall be considered an accomplice if the
offence is perpetrated as a result of said agreement, incitement of assistance.” And for more
about (Anti-Bribery Law) you can visit the following link: