For emerging markets around the globe, 2019 was a microcosm of the decade that preceded it: high-profile corruption scandals, grass-roots anti-graft movements, record-breaking enforcement actions, and historic legislative changes. Headline-grabbing scandals in Latin America, for example, sparked mass protests and toppled political leaders. Fundamental reforms to anti-graft laws and agencies in China resulted in enforcement actions against companies amidst an escalating trade war with the United States. In India, a simmering public broadly believes that aggressive anti-graft initiatives have yet to meet expectations. This past year, multinational enforcement actions stemming from conduct in Africa resulted in eye-popping monetary settlements. In Russia, police used mass arrests in an attempt to quell civil unrest sparked by corruption at the highest levels of the government.
Join our team of experienced international anti-corruption attorneys to learn more about how to do business in Russia, Latin America, China, India and Africa without running afoul of anti-corruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA").
Topics to be discussed:
An overview of FCPA enforcement statistics and trends for 2019; The corruption landscape in key emerging markets, including recent headlines and scandals; Lessons learned from local anti-corruption enforcement in Latin America, China, India, Africa, and Russia; Key anti-corruption legislative changes in Latin America, China, India, Africa, and Russia; and Mitigation strategies for businesses operating in high-risk markets. View Slides (PDF) Listen to Audio (MP3) - Audio file is available for download and replay at your convenience, without MCLE credit.
To read the latest about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, please visit our 2019 Year-End FCPA Update,
Kelly Austin Partner-in-Charge of Gibson Dunn's Hong Kong office and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Ms. Austin's practice focuses on government investigations, regulatory compliance and international disputes. She has extensive experience in government and corporate internal investigations, including those involving the FCPA, anti-money laundering, securities, and trade control laws. Ms. Austin also regularly guides companies on creating and implementing effective compliance programs.
Joel Cohen Trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor, Mr. Cohen is a partner in Gibson Dunn's New York office, Co-Chair of the...