A key component of an organization’s compliance strategy is the implementation of a robust anti-bribery and corruption program. Due to record-high enforcement actions and recent high-profile investigations involving APAC and global financial institutions, it is imperative that compliance programs enhance current policies and procedures including performing due diligence, knowing your customer and implementing ongoing monitoring procedures. During this webinar, panelists will review lessons learned from recent high-profile investigations and provide practical guidance to identify, address and contain instances of bribery and corruption.
•Reviewing recent high profile APAC and global bribery and corruption investigations to discern practical AML lessons
•Leveraging internal control policies and procedures to support anti-bribery functions including using a client’s past transaction monitoring data and alerts when updating an anti-corruption risk assessment
•Charting bribery and corruption typologies to spots and investigate transactional red flags
As the Bribery Act starts to bite, the UK Government looks to abolish the SFO!
On the 6th anniversary of the Bribery Act entering into force we have now seen further significant enforcement activity in the UK.
In this webcast, our panel of expert UK attorneys and consultants look back over the last 12 months and forecast where we see developments in the year to come. The panel will discuss issues including:
-- Key developments over the last twelve months, including the Rolls Royce DPA and corporate prosecution under the Bribery Act.
-- What’s next:
* DPA’s v. Prosecution. Latest developments?
* Privilege and bribery investigations, what are the issues coming out of ENRC?
* What is the future of the SFO?
Earlier this year, hundreds of senior compliance leaders told Kroll and Ethisphere what they perceive to be their greatest risks in our 2016 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Report. Do you share the same challenges? Are you aware of or giving the requisite attention to new risks that have emerged? More important, what are the most effective ways to stay ahead of bribery and corruption challenges in 2016 and beyond?
In this interactive webinar on June 22, you will have the opportunity to learn about proven strategies and best practices for solving compliance challenges from our world-leading experts in FCPA, UK Bribery Act, and the growing number of international compliance laws.
Join in the conversation with Kevin Braine and Joe Spinelli from Kroll, and Erica Salmon Byrne from Ethisphere, as they share their insights on the practical implications of the most significant findings in the ABC Report, including the growing concerns over personal liability. All participants will also receive a digital copy of the ABC Report with statistics helpful for benchmarking their compliance programs.
Miss this webinar at your peril! On the eve of the 5th anniversary of the Bribery Act entering into force we have now seen significant enforcement activity in the UK and the UK corporate crime regime is on the cusp of the biggest change in its history that will impact on every business with far reaching consequences for business.
In this webinar we shall look back over the last 12 months and forecast where we see developments in the year to come. We shall discuss:
1. Our take on the developments over the last twelve months, including the first DPA, corporate prosecution under the Bribery Act and use of the new sentencing guidelines.
2. What's next:
· What do the biggest alleged bribery scandal of all time and the Panama Papers have in common?
· DPA's v. Prosecution. With no discount for a DPA, what is the point?
· Changing the UK's AML regime: the other side of the Bribery Act coin & big changes are planned
· The London May Anti-corruption summit and the proposed biggest change to UK corporate criminal law, ever…which will eclipse the impact of the Bribery Act.
And you have our personal guarantees, that we won’t discuss Brexit and what that might mean for bribery and corporate crime. At all.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Vivian Robinson QC, former general counsel to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and now a partner in McGuireWoods London; Barry Vitou, partner in Pinsent Masons LLP’s London office; Richard Kovalevsky QC, 2 Bedford Row; and Julian Glass, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, as they answer your questions and address these key topics.
Our predictions for last year were eerily accurate. Can you really afford to miss it?
The DPA party invitation letters have been sent.
On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the Bribery Act, our panelists will take a look back at the Bribery Act’s pre-school years and what the future looks like.
A lot of water has passed under the bridge since the Bribery Act was passed in the last days of the last Labour government in the UK. Two general elections later and another change of government, the political and legal landscape looks a lot different:
This webinar will cover:
--Deferred Prosecution Agreements: now or never?
--The Bribery Act: How long until a corporate prosecution?
--Failure to prevent fraud offence: Will this new law be passed?
--Penalties: Jail time and fines
Please join us. We look forward to catching up!
Join Eric A. Sohn, Director of Business Product, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance and Patrick Taylor, CEO, Oversight in this joint webinar to help you better identify the true risks of travel expenses in your organization. Monitoring for FCPA/anti-bribery violations and continuous enforcement of your Compliance Program now requirements for any business transaction, register today for the webinar and make sure your firm is compliant.Read more >
What a difference a year makes...
On July 1, 2014, the UK Bribery Act will mark its three-year anniversary. While there may not have been a corporate prosecution -- yet -- there is plenty of enforcement activity in the UK from an investigation perspective with some widely-publicized investigations into flagship companies like GSK.
In this webcast, a panel of leading UK lawyers and professionals will discuss the UK Bribery Act after its third birthday. This webcast is a “must attend” for general counsel, ethics officers and compliance counsel of any business affected by the UK Bribery Act.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Vivian Robinson QC, former general counsel to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and now a partner in McGuireWoods London; Barry Vitou, partner in Pinsent Masons LLP’s London office; Richard Kovalevsky QC, 2 Bedford Row; and Julian Glass, Managing Director, FTI Consulting, as they answer your questions and address key topics. Areas of focus are expected to include:
1.Anti-corruption enforcement – an emerging trend of big ticket investigations;
2.The UK to invest more in enforcement;
3.A more joined-up approach and the future of the SFO;
4.How much? Sentencing guidelines
5.Prosecution v. Deferred Prosecution what does the future hold?
6.What every company serious about compliance should do, and are they doing it
In this interactive webinar, you will have the opportunity to learn about proven strategies and best practices for solving compliance challenges from our world-leading experts in FCPA, UK Bribery Act, and the growing number of international compliance laws.
Join in the conversation with Kevin Braine, Joe Spinelli and John Arvanitis from Kroll, and Erica Salmon Byrne from Ethisphere, as they share their insights on the practical implications of the most significant findings in the ABC Report, including the growing concern over third party and reputation risk.
All participants will receive a digital copy of the ABC Report with statistics helpful for benchmarking their compliance programs.
On July 1, 2013, the UK Bribery Act will mark its two-year anniversary. After the hype the question is: What was all the fuss about?
In this webcast, a panel of leading UK lawyers and professionals will discuss the UK Bribery Act after its second birthday. This webcast is a “must attend” for general counsel, ethics officers and compliance counsel of any business affected by the UK Bribery Act. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Vivian Robinson QC, former general counsel to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and now a partner in McGuireWoods London; Barry Vitou, partner in Pinsent Masons LLP’s London office; Richard Kovalevsky QC, 2 Bedford Row; and Julian Glass, Managing Director, FTI Consulting answer your questions and address key topics, including:
•Will the UK government water down the Bribery Act?
•What is the likelihood of UK enforcement and when (if any) ?
•What are the emerging trends?
•Will deferred prosecution agreements make any difference?
•Compliance benchmarking – what are other companies doing?
As the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) turns 35 years old, the law has matured into a daily concern for corporate legal and compliance professionals alike as companies and individuals face aggressive enforcement by U.S. prosecutors and regulators for conduct that often occurs far from the corporate headquarters. This webcast will highlight the several converging trends encouraging companies to reevaluate and update their compliance programs to ensure they meet the emerging--and more nuanced--best practices informed by the latest FCPA enforcement actions and trials and recent guidance provided for compliance with the U.K. Bribery Act (“UKBA”).
Featuring an experienced panel of anti-corruption compliance practitioners, this webcast will cover the key trends shaping FCPA and UKBA enforcement and provide practical insights for companies seeking to assess their compliance risks and refresh their compliance program in a cost-efficient manner. Beyond this, the webcast will address compliance best practices related to risk assessment strategies, dealings with third parties, due diligence in M&A transactions, and the role of internal audit in internal investigations.
On July 1, 2012, the UK Bribery Act will mark its one-year anniversary. Since going effective one year ago, the UK Bribery Act has had broad and significant consequences for companies in the UK, the US and across the globe.
In this webcast, a panel of leading UK lawyers and professionals will discuss the UK Bribery Act after one year—what we now know, and what we can expect going forward.
This webcast is a “must attend” for general counsel, ethics officers and compliance counsel of any business affected by the UK Bribery Act. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Vivian Robinson QC, former general counsel to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office now a partner in McGuireWoods London; Barry Vitou, partner in Pinsent Masons LLP’s London office; Richard Kovalevsky QC, 2 Bedford Row; and Julian Glass, Managing Director, FTI Consulting answer your questions and address key topics, including:
•The use of deferred prosecution agreements related to the UK Bribery Act;
•Today’s best practices on “adequate procedures” and what the next phase of training, monitoring, and due diligence should include;
•Clarification on issues such as gifts and hospitality, self-reporting, double-jeopardy, and extra-territoriality; and
•Insights on UK Bribery Act investigations and activity that have been completed and that may be underway
Corruption may not be an issue for your organization but the heightened government focus on fighting corruption and bribery could impact your business.
Join this webinar to discuss leading practices to evaluate, mitigate, and monitor potentially costly financial and harmful reputation risks.
Topics include trends in Corruption / Bribery risks and regulatory landscape (including FCPA fines and implementation of the U.K. Bribery Act). We will also discuss measures companies are taking with employees, agents, and officials to minimize the fact and appearance of corruption and the use of technology to provide sustainable monitoring, and executive oversight using SAP’s Governance Risk and Compliance solutions.
Join us Monday, March 28 at 11 a.m. EST for a discussion on:
• Latest developments on the UK Bribery Act, from implementation
timeline to Adequate Procedures Guidance
• Interplay between the UK Proceeds of Crime Act and the UK Bribery Act
• The future of UK Anti-Corruption enforcement
• Effect of the new SEC whistleblower program on cross-atlantic enforcement
• Coordination and cooperation between the US DOJ and the UK SFO
in a post-Bribery Act world
Vivian Robinson - U.K. Serious Fraud Office
Robert Amaee - Covington & Burling LLP
Steve Fagell - Covington & Burling LLP
In this webcast a panel including Vivian Robinson QC, General Counsel of the UK's Serious Fraud Office, will discuss the importance of putting in place "Adequate Procedures" to prevent bribery and the impact that doing so will have on the SFO’s decision to prosecute, or not. The panel will look at civil outcomes and the possibility that the SFO might take no action against a corporate and/or its directors and officers following bribery being uncovered. We will also examine why putting in place Adequate Procedures to prevent bribery will shield directors and officers from prosecution under the new law.
The panel will also focus on the role that the SFO can play in providing comfort to corporations and their advisers when questions arise under the UK Bribery Act in the absence of the type of formal opinion procedure that exists in the United States. Our panel will discuss whether this really is a case of two nations divided by a common language.
The UK has declared war on corruption with its new Bribery Act, which becomes effective in April 2011. The battlefield is not confined to Great Britain’s shores, however, and U.S. companies must take heed. With its long-arm jurisdiction, the Act applies to any business with operations in, or connections with, the UK. That means unlimited fines, confiscation of assets, debarment from EU contracts, and lengthy prison terms could be in store for those found guilty. And unlike the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, there is no exemption for facilitation (“grease”) payments or corporate hospitality.
This webcast is a “must attend” for general counsel, ethics officers and compliance counsel of any U.S. business that trades with or from the UK. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Vivian Robinson QC, general counsel to the UK’s Serious Fraud Office; Barry Vitou, partner in Winston & Strawn’s London office; Richard Kovalevsky QC, 2 Bedford Row; and David Childers, CEO of EthicsPoint answer your questions arising from the UK’s long-arm jurisdiction bribery laws, including:
* When will the long-arm jurisdiction of the law catch U.S. companies?
* What should U.S. businesses be doing now to comply?
* What should a U.S. organization do if it uncovers bribery?
This free, one hour webcast is scheduled for Thursday, January 13, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern.
Corruption dates back to the start of business but has come under greater focus in the last decade with enhanced enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. What has changed over time are the tools and more precisely, analytics, which can be used to detect bribery and other corruption schemes.
In this webinar, Fraud Analytics expert, Rich Lanza will explore this important topic and provide a roadmap for taking an analytic approach to root out organizational corruption.
• The top internal and external data sources to interrogate for corruption schemes
• How to identify the key red flags leading to corrupt behavior and how they present themselves in data
• The best ways to bolster any compliance program with data-driven prediction and decision making analytics
• The steps to complete a who, what, when, and where set of analytics to hone in on the specific corruption and bribery within your business processes
• The benefits of integrating and managing a continuous review of data sets to identify corrupt behavior
Join us Thursday, June 22 at 12pm EDT/9am PDT and learn how best to apply analytics to detect corruption and safeguard your organization.
Compliance officers in the Caribbean are often in the front lines in the fight against corruption – whether it involves international scandals like FIFA or domestic issues like bribery or PEPs. This panel of regional experts discuss effective methods incorporating anti-corruption oversight into existing compliance systems.
•Analyzing the FIFA indictments for insight that will help your institution detect corruption
•Examining Guatemala’s La Linea scandal to develop enhanced anti-bribery and PEP risk models
•Complying with global anti-corruption initiatives including FATCA and UK Anti-Bribery Act
In a recent case the DOJ dubbed a “wake-up call,” the SEC and DOJ charged four individuals for their roles in a massive international bribery scheme, which the SEC discovered during a periodic examination of a broker-dealer. The agencies allege that employees of Direct Access Partners, LLC (“DAP”), a registered broker dealer, paid illicit bribes to high-ranking officials of Banco de Desarrollo Economico y Social de Venezuela (“BANDES”), the state-owned economic development bank of Venezuela. The action illustrates how conduct that has traditionally formed the basis of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) case might also subject individuals and entities to a much broader array of charges under US law, including charges under anti-money laundering laws and the Travel Act.
Join an experienced panel of government enforcement experts to learn how multi-national organizations in all industries can ensure that they have developed and implemented robust compliance programs that address these overlapping regulatory schemes.
Join Schroder's ESG Team for this new webinar series aimed at bringing you the Team's latest research highlights. This session, we will present the findings from our Global Investor Study related to ESG, including which counties and demographics are most engaged, and what challenges does this create for investors. Next, we will turn to our recent Global ESG engagement activity and run through our recent research on US Corporate Governance trends, with insights into our pre 2017 AGM season engagement topics. Finally, we will discuss our cutting-edge research on the Emerging Markets where we have been doing some focused work engaging on bribery and corruption.Read more >
With the widely-reported increase in FCPA enforcement by the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the new UK Bribery Act recently taking effect, corporations are increasingly required to conduct anti-bribery due diligence and investigations across the globe. Yet EU data privacy laws often seem to be in direct conflict with US regulator’s expectations for credible investigations. Complying with US and EU requirements can require creative solutions and a strategic legal and technical partnership to gather and review the necessary data and documents.
Attend this webcast, co-presented by Kelly Garrett Thorman of Fulbright & Jaworksi and Craig Earnshaw of FTI Technology, to learn both the legal and technical perspectives on:
• Data privacy requirements as they relate to investigations;
• Practical steps and considerations for large-scale international on-site document collection, processing and review;
• Best practices from a recently completed European investigation.
2011 and the first few months of 2012 marked yet another dynamic period for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and saw the launch of the UK Bribery Act. The last 14 months included a torrent of enforcement activity, more trials than in any other year in the history of the FCPA, aggressive individual prosecutions by DOJ and the SEC, novel civil law suits piggybacking on FCPA matters, and an increasing interplay between the FCPA and other international laws prohibiting cross-border bribery.
Join a webcast with an experienced panel of anti corruption compliance practitioners that will cover the key trends shaping anti-corruption enforcement and provide practical views on how companies can update their anti-corruption compliance programs to meet the many challenges facing business today. In particular, the webcast will (1) summarize global anti-corruption enforcement trends in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and other key countries, (2) recap the latest FCPA trials and their implications, (3) address today’s best practices for establishing and refreshing an effective anti-corruption compliance program, and (4) look at the importance of risk-based third-party due diligence. The panel’s collective knowledge, gained from advising clients daily on the legal and business challenges posed in this area, will benefit directors, senior executives, in house counsel, and compliance personnel alike.
It has been another year of plenty for enforcement of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and international anti-corruption statutes worldwide. From a return to the robust enforcement totals of recent years, to a nearly fourfold increase in the size of the average corporate fine, to increasingly aggressive deployment of traditional criminal investigative techniques, to the expansion of multi-jurisdictional, cross-border cooperation and prosecutions, 2013 marked another year of vigorous international anti-corruption enforcement.
Featuring an experienced panel of anti-corruption and compliance practitioners, this webcast will provide an overview of the FCPA and a survey of anti-corruption enforcement, litigation, and policy developments from the past year, including those in the international arena, as well as provide the participant with practical tips for avoiding or minimizing liability under the FCPA and its foreign counterparts.
Do you really know your customers, your vendors, and your third parties? Melaine Campbell, Dun & Bradstreet's Managing Director explains why it's important as ever to know who you are really doing business with.
Beneficial Ownership and Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO) identification and verification are critical requirements for combating everything from financial crime, tax evasion and corruption, fraud and money laundering, to trafficking and terrorist funding.
In this essential D&B Perspectives Webinar you will learn:
- The most important regulations and challenges are around Beneficial Ownership
- Which are the best practices to safeguard your business
- How accurate data can keep your business safe
- How to accelerate customer and third party due diligence
- How D&B can help you uncover who you really are doing business with
Melaine Campbell is a global authority and writer on business compliance. An experienced lawyer and former prosecutor in the US legal system she has an extensive background in Global Anti-bribery / Anti-corruption and Anti-money laundering and is a widely regarded industry subject matter expert speaking regularly on compliance issues around the world.
2012 saw many important developments in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, from the first announced prosecution declination to new M&A anti corruption due diligence requirements, and capped off by new guidance on the FCPA from the U.S. government. Presented by Paul Hasting LLP's Timothy Dickinson, one of the longest-practicing members of the FCPA bar. He is joined by partners Palmina Fava and Morgan Miller.Read more >