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Best Practices for Preventing Corruption & Bribery
Ensure compliance. Mitigate risk. Avoid infringement
September 09 - 10, 2008 · Café Royal, London, UK


Conference Day One: Tuesday 9th September 2008

08.30 Registration And Coffee

09.00 Welcome From Legal IQ And Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Analysis Of The Legal Landscape

09.15 State Of The Current UK Law On Corruption And Bribery

  • What is the state of our corruption laws and why is change necessary?
  • Why have we had so few prosecutions?

Anesta Weekes QC
23 Essex Street


10.00 What Lies Ahead? What Is The Future For Corruption And Bribery Law And Enforcement Activity?

  • What impact will the increasing pressure from the OECD have on enforcement activity in Europe?
  • Implications of the upcoming UK Corruption Bill (dealing with bribery)
  • Update on the priorities and lobbying activities of Transparency International

Laurence Cockcroft
Transparency International (UK)

10.45 Networking Break

11.15 What Do You Want Your Compliance Programme To Accomplish?

  • What is an “effective compliance programme” under US and EU standards?
  • Extracting lessons from your compliance programme to educate relevant stakeholders while respecting the confidentiality of the programme
  • Using your compliance programme to improve your internal business systems and processes
  • How internal investigations fit in your compliance programme and how to document the results
  • How a compliance programme adds value to your corporate governance

Michael Dockterman
Partner, Wildman, Harrold
Allen & Dixon LLP

12.00 Avoiding The Long Arm Of The FCPA And Falling Under The Radar Of The US Enforcement Agencies

  • Navigating the differences between DoJ and SEC enforcement
  • Highlights of recent FCPA cases and investigations
  • Obtaining relief: The biggest area of change in recent years
  • Interpreting the FCPA and applying it to non-US corporations
  • The impact of growing international acceptance of the FCPA standards and the adoption of the OECD Convention on Anti-Bribery

Nina Finston
Branch Chief, Division of Enforcement
U.S. Securities Exchange Commission

12.45 Networking Lunch

14.00 Understanding Corruption In The Context Of Serious Organised Crime

  • Dealing with criminal intelligence in the fight against corruption
  • The interplay between money-laundering and corruption in serious organised crime
  • Working with national and international police units
  • How the police identify corrupt behaviour and influence corporations to act

Vladimír Jízdny
Second Officer, Financial and Property Crimes Unit, Serious Crime Department

Implementing Mechanisms to Prevent Corruption

14.45 Restructuring Your Legal And Compliance Team To Provide Increased Anti-Corruption Coverage

  • Combining internal and external legal resources to provide appropriate local advice across the global company
  • Providing bribery training to colleagues in local languages by effectively utilising all available legal expertise
  • Cutting the costs of providing a global rapid response to prevent incidents involving possible violations
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of your compliance programme and reporting this to the Board

Enrique Aznar
Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, EMEA
Tyco International

15.30 Networking Break

Panel Discussion:

16.00 Best Practice For Encouraging A Risk Aware Culture And Implementing A Corruption Compliance Programme

  • Principles-based vs. rules-based compliance programs: Pros and cons of each
  • In-house perspectives on what clients need and what enforcers want to see and ensuring these two meet
  • Overcoming national and corporate cultural hurdles in compliance programmes
  • Increasing the emphasis on ethical leadership and communicating this approach to compliance throughout a multinational organisation
  • Leading from the top
  • Educating your colleagues to ensure adherence to your policies
  • Raising the red-flag: Triggers, reporting structures and accountability
  • Reviewing and updating your policy

Jeffrey Cottle
Associate General Counsel, International & Domestic Compliance
BAE Systems Inc

16.45 Developing A Wider Ethics Programme Including External Corporate Relationships

  • Managing ethical issues regarding suppliers
  • Vetting your suppliers
  • Key points to consider for an effective supplier policy
  • Considering employees and customers when drafting your ethics programme

Wolf von Kumberg
European Legal Director and Associate General Counsel
Northrop Grumman

17.30 Diamond Industry Case Study: Incorporating Anti-Corruption Compliance Guidelines Into Your Corporate Governance Objectives

  • How De Beers Group use their Best Practice Principles process to keep check on themselves and their clients regarding business, social and environmental values
  • The implications of now being regarded as a non-bank financial institution and how far this will be regulated by the FSA
  • Handling the complexities of corruption guidelines as they apply to multiple business functions, from mining to retail

James Evan Lombe
Manager, Responsible Business Initiatives
De Beers Group

18.15 Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Interactive Focus Session:

18.30 – 20.30 Successful End-To-End Management of a Cross-Border Investigation into Corruption and Bribery Allegations

Take a step-by-step walk through a hypothetical investigation scenario, from the first alarm being raised through to implementing the recommendations of the investigating body and ensuring lessons are learnt. Topics covered will include where to look for evidence, handling cross-border disclosure requests, managing multiple regulators in multi-jurisdictional investigations and minimising business disruption.

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