Anti-Corruption Enforcement in China on the Rise

Minimizing Risk of FCPA and Chinese Law Violations and Responding to Investigations

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide guidance for counsel to companies doing business in China on complying with U.S. and Chinese anti-corruption laws and responding to governmental investigations. The panel will also examine the coordination of efforts between the governmental authorities.

Description

U.S. companies continue to conduct business in and with China at an increasing pace. In a rapidly growing economy that is strongly cash-based and where the government maintains an active role, U.S. companies are at risk of employees crossing the line and violating Chinese anti-bribery law, as well as the FCPA.

China's new leadership is taking a strong stand to fight corruption and is particularly focusing on commercial bribery. One challenge facing businesses is that China's enforcement agencies are very local and not coordinated.

China’s anti-corruption efforts together with the U.S. government’s continually increasing FCPA enforcement initiatives alert U.S. companies to the need for rigorous controls to comply with Chinese and U.S. laws.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines U.S. and Chinese anti-corruption laws and enforcement and offers best practices for minimizing the risk of violations and responding to investigations. The panel will also discuss the coordination of enforcement efforts between the governmental authorities.

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Outline

  1. Anti-corruption enforcement
    1. FCPA
    2. Chinese anti-corruption laws
    3. Coordinated efforts by U.S. and Chinese authorities
  2. Responding to investigations
  3. Best practices for mitigating risk
    1. Monitoring
    2. Compliance program
    3. Internal controls
    4. Education/training
    5. Due diligence

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the current trends in anti-corruption enforcement by both the Chinese government as well as U.S. authorities?
  • What steps should companies take to minimize the risk of violation of the FCPA and Chinese anti-corruption law?
  • What are best practices for companies to respond to Chinese government investigations?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.

Faculty

Diamant, Michael
Michael S. Diamant

Partner
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Mr. Diamant’s practice focuses on white collar defense, internal investigations, and corporate compliance. He...  |  Read More

Robert Hunt
Robert Hunt

Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills

He has substantial experience advising on contentious matters in Europe and Asia. He has a particular focus on...  |  Read More

Wong, Michael
Michael Li-Ming Wong

Partner
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Mr. Wong is Co-Chair of the firm’s national Securities Enforcement Practice group. He focuses his practice on...  |  Read More

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