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Minimizing FCPA Risks When Seeking Foreign Investments: Risk Assessments, Due Diligence

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

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Conducted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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This CLE course will guide counsel to companies seeking or considering pursuing foreign investment or partnerships. The panel will discuss the FCPA risks, the importance of risk assessments, and how to conduct the assessment. The panel will also discuss how companies can minimize the risk of an FCPA investigation/enforcement action.


Foreign investment continues to flow into the U.S. economy at substantial levels. In addition to being concerned about the current administration's increasing oversight of such investment through the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), U.S. companies and their counsel seeking foreign investments or partnerships with foreign companies must be prepared to address the potential FCPA risks associated with such activity.

Companies must take adequate steps to identify and mitigate the FCPA risks associated with foreign investment in the U.S. This includes conducting thorough and effective due diligence on potential foreign investors or partners, and undertaking an FCPA risk assessment of the proposed transaction involving such potential investors or partners. This is particularly essential for U.S. companies seeking investments or partnerships from foreign government entities, sovereign wealth funds, or state-owned enterprises whose employees or representatives likely would be considered foreign officials under the FCPA. In addition, the use of third parties to facilitate such foreign investments or partnerships raises the FCPA risk profile of such transactions and must be addressed in an effective and proactive manner.

Listen as our authoritative panel discusses the importance of conducting due diligence and performing an FCPA risk assessment when seeking foreign investment or partnerships with foreign entities. The panel will also discuss strategies that U.S. companies can use to minimize the risk of an FCPA investigation/enforcement action relating to such investments or partnerships.



  1. FCPA Risks of Foreign Investments and Partnerships
  2. Conducting Effective FCPA Due Diligence on Foreign Investment Partners and Third Party Facilitators
  3. Performing Proactive FCPA Risk Assessments of Foreign Investment transactions
  4. Strategies to Minimize the Risk of an FCPA Investigation/Enforcement Action Arising from Foreign Investment Transactions


The panel will review these and other essential questions:

  • What FCPA risks may arise when seeking foreign investments?
  • What cost-effective strategies can companies employ to reduce FCPA risks when seeking foreign investments or partnerships?
  • What are the unique FCPA risks of different types of third parties?


Carlson, Brent
Brent C. Carlson


Mr. Carlson helps companies in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, internal investigations, and interim...  |  Read More

Edward J. Fishman
Edward J. Fishman


Mr. Fishman has substantial expertise with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), export control and other U.S. laws...  |  Read More

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