The 2018 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index a number of countries in Asia were found to be high risk for corruption, including China, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. This is a timely reminder that, despite improvements in some areas, bribery and corruption (“B&C”) remains a real risk in the region and one which needs managing. This is particularly the case for companies or financial sponsors which engage in M&A transactions in these jurisdictions. Effective B&C due diligence ("DD") is key to really understanding what is being bought and where the risks might be. In this article we explore the B&C risks in M&A and provide guidance on what steps can be taken to manage these risks.