Corruption in Eurasia: Overcoming Obstacles to Doing Business, Countermeasures to Bribery

Lessons From FCPA Enforcement, Anti-Corruption Policies and Training, Risk Mitigation

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, November 2, 2018

or call 1-800-926-7926

This CLE webinar will guide counsel for U.S. companies doing business in Eurasia on implementing and strengthening anti-corruption efforts, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), compliance programs. The panel will review recent government enforcement focused on Eurasian operations and the unique challenges when doing business in these countries. The panel will also address the sanctions risks involved with some Eurasian countries.

Description

A recent survey asked business executives and in-house legal counsel from companies doing business in Eurasia about their exposure to corruption, how they mitigate such risk, and what those countries are doing to combat corruption. The survey found that two-thirds of those doing business in the region see corruption as an obstacle for business in the region and more than one-third of respondents reported that they have been approached for a bribe or know someone who has been approached for a bribe to a government official.

Corruption across Eurasia is complex and challenging, with corruption risks varying country-by-country in the region.

In late 2017, Telia paid close to $1 billion to settle corruption cases with the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission related to bribes given to an Uzbek government official. Since then, other companies, including most recently Sanofi and United Technologies, have entered into significant settlements with U.S. authorities regarding their activities in the region. As businesses operate in Eurasian countries, they must act to ensure their staff and contractors in Eurasia avoid violating U.S. laws or fall prey to a “when in Rome” attitude and its potential costly consequences.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the corruption risks in the Eurasian countries. The panel will also examine the lessons that can be learned from recent FCPA cases and will discuss compliance strategies. Additionally, the panel will address the sanctions risks involved with some of the Eurasian countries and what steps companies should take to ensure compliance.

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Outline

  1. Corruption risks in the region
  2. Anti-corruption developments in Eurasian countries
  3. Lessons from FCPA enforcement efforts
  4. Best practices for mitigating risk (how to compete effectively while complying with the FCPA)
  5. Sanctions affecting companies doing business in Eurasian countries

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What risk factors make companies conducting business in Eurasian countries more vulnerable to possible anti-corruption law violations?
  • What are the key lessons from recent SEC and DOJ enforcement efforts aimed at companies doing business in Eurasian countries?
  • What are the best practices to develop and implement effective anti-corruption compliance programs and due diligence efforts?

Faculty

O'Toole, Timothy
Timothy P. O'Toole

Member
Miller & Chevalier

Mr. O'Toole focuses on economic sanctions and export controls. He represents companies and individuals at all...  |  Read More

Sultan, Ann
Ann Sultan

Counsel
Miller & Chevalier

Ms. Sultan's practice focuses on internal and government investigations, international corporate compliance, and...  |  Read More

Tillen, James
James G. Tillen

Member
Miller & Chevalier

Mr. Tillen is Vice Chair of the firm’s International Department. His practice focuses on matters involving the...  |  Read More

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