Global Anti-Bribery and Corruption Legislation: Demystifying Trends, Developments, and Legal Issues
Recording Available: Friday, February 05, 2021
As threats of bribery and corrupt practices rise globally, emerging developments continue to have a major effect on the current legislation landscape. In the US, on July 3, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released the second edition of its resource guide for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Notable updates and corrections included compliance initiatives and clarifications on its current provisions and policies. Furthermore, on August 14, 2020, the DOJ issued its first FCPA advisory opinion that sought to address issues on compliance with anti-bribery provisions. In France, the Parquet National Financier (PNF) continue to bring significant corruption enforcement proceedings under the new Sapin II legislation. In the UK, the primary anti-corruption enforcement authority, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) continues to bring significant enforcement proceedings against companies under the Bribery Act. These proceedings have resulted in sizeable settlements under the UK’s sentencing framework. Finally, in the Airbus global settlement on 31 January 2020, we saw how DOJ, SFO and PNF actively worked together to agree a multi-billion settlement. Thus, lawyers and practitioners must proactively devise effective strategies to ensure compliance.
Listen as anti-bribery and corruption law experts Michael Huneke (Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP) and Matthew Cowie (Dechert LLP) provide the audience with the latest updates and notable cases in anti-bribery and corruption legislation. Speakers, among other things, will offer helpful insights in carefully managing legal issues in light of the new regulations and enforcements.
In a LIVE Webcast, the speakers will discuss:
- Global Anti-Bribery and Corruption Legislation: Trends and Developments
- Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance Initiatives and Enforcement Trends
- Risks and Challenges
- Practical Tips and Strategies
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Who Should Attend:
- Corporate Governance and Compliance Attorney
- Legal and Compliance Executives
- Top Level Management
- International Counsel
- Anti-Corruption/Anti-Bribery Lawyers
- White-Collar Attorneys
Michael H. Huneke is a partner with significant experience conducting anti-corruption investigations and compliance program reviews. He advises clients in matters involving the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and the U.K. Bribery Act, corporate governance and compliance, World Bank and other international financial institution matters. Mike performs anti-corruption investigations and due diligence efforts around the globe, including in connection with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Serious Fraud Office, World Bank and other multilateral development bank inquiries. This experience includes conducting corporate compliance monitorships and compliance program evaluations. He has assisted U.S., European, and Asian clients in designing, administering, and maintaining anti-corruption, integrity compliance, and corporate governance programs.
Michael H. Huneke is a partner with significant experience conducting anti-corruption investigations and compliance program reviews. He advises clients in …
Mr. Cowie focuses his practice on white collar matters relating to corruption and fraud, internal corporate investigations and government enforcement matters, defending both companies and individual clients.
Noted as having an "excellent knowledge of the regulatory agencies" (Chambers UK), he also advises on compliance best practices for UK and multi-national corporates, particularly regarding anti-corruption and other corporate governance issues. Mr. Cowie has broad industry sector experience, having worked on internal and government investigations, inter alia, in the pharmaceutical; financial institutions; defense; oil & gas; telecoms and aviation sectors.
Mr. Cowie focuses his practice on white collar matters relating to corruption and fraud, internal corporate investigations and government enforcement …
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General knowledge of anti-bribery and corruption laws
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About Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm ranked for 12 years, including five years in a row as the top-ranked New York-based firm, on The American Lawyer’s A-List of what the magazine calls “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite.” We advise and represent clients in over 30 specialized practices. Our firm strikes the balance between scale and agility, handling large and complex matters, while remaining flexible to adapt to clients’ needs and market developments. For more information, please visit www.hugheshubbard.com.
About Dechert LLP
Dechert is a leading global law firm with 26 offices around the world. We advise on matters and transactions of the greatest complexity, bringing energy, creativity and efficient management of legal issues to deliver commercial and practical advice for clients.