Bird & Bird & Kroll & Anti-Bribery & Corruption in APAC


Date: 25 March 2015
Time: 01:30-5:00pm    Venue: Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong


Bird & Bird and Kroll are pleased to invite you to our joint complimentary seminar on Wednesday 25 March 2015 in Hong Kong,

Anti-Bribery & Corruption in APAC

Companies' effective compliance with anti-bribery and corruption laws remains a matter of key importance to all businesses, not only to avoid prosecutions, but also to enhance or preserve business ethics, reputation and relationships. Recent high profile cases have included allegations against GlaxoSmithKline employees in China; the conviction of the former Chief Secretary and the Chairman of Sun Hung Kai in Hong Kong. This seminar is designed for compliance officers, in-house counsel, management and HR professionals interested in learning about:

  • the practical steps and strategies that businesses can adopt to ensure that their employees and processes comply with the relevant anti-bribery and corruption laws;
  • conducting investigations into suspicious conduct and use of technology to detect corruption;
  • how to respond when red flags arise or a breach is detected;
  • policy/trends on enforcement and how to deal with prosecutions;
  • employment-related issues arising from an errant employee's wrongful conduct.

Our keynote speakers are:

Simon Phippard is Of Counsel in Bird & Bird's International Dispute Resolution Group and based in London. Before joining us in 2013, Simon spent seven years with a major global power systems supplier where his most recent role related to anti-bribery and corruption compliance matters. He brings experience of designing and implementing a global anti-corruption compliance programme for a listed company in relation to its worldwide operations, including in emerging markets. The role included analysis and mitigation of the legal, commercial and ethical risks associated with the use of intermediaries in the supply chain.

Peter Glanville is an Associate Managing Director in Kroll's Investigations and Disputes practice, based in Hong Kong. Peter is a chartered accountant and has over 12 years of experience assisting clients with contentious financial matters, including fraud and corruption investigations, contract audits, control reviews, matrimonial disputes, and providing expert accounting advice. Peter has been engaged by clients in a range of industries, including financial services, government, mining, infrastructure and technology, and has experience working in Australia, Asia and Europe.

We hope you will be able to join us.

Would you like to attend?

The programme

1.30pm - Registration

2.00pm
UK Bribery Act and U.S Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Compliance programmes, Business issues and Investigations
Simon Phippard, Of Counsel, Bird & Bird, London

2.45pm - Refreshments

3.15pm
The Investigators’ Perspective: practical insights when investigating and mitigating corporate fraud and corruption
Peter Glanville, Associate Managing Director, Kroll

4.00pm
Panel Discussion: APAC – enforcement trends and employers' options for suspected misconduct
Moderator: Richard Keady, Partner, Bird & Bird, Hong Kong
Panellists: Ying Wang, Partner, Bird & Bird, Shanghai
Peter Glanville, Associate Managing Director, Kroll
Simon Phippard, Of Counsel, Bird & Bird, London

5.00pm - End

Contact / Registration

For any enquiries please contact:
Cherry Yau, Marketing Executive, on +852 2248 6098 or at Cherry.Yau@twobirds.com on or before Friday, 20 March 2015.

Please note: We will also be hosting this seminar in Shanghai on Monday, 23 March (contact Ginny Guan at Ginny.Guan@twobirds.com) and Singapore on Friday, 27 March (contact Audrey Goh at Audrey.Goh@twobirds.com) if you or your colleagues wish to register in these locations.