The Bribery Act in the Defence sector


Date: 17 November 2011


Bird & Bird's International Aerospace, Defence and Security Group would like to invite you to a seminar on the impact of anti-corruption legislation and compliance initiatives on Thursday 17 November 2011 from 08.00.

In 2010 we considered the shape of the UK Bribery Bill and discussed concerns within and representations from the sector.  This session will consider the Bribery Act 2010 as enacted, which will come into effect from 1 July 2011 and the extent to which concerns and representations have been reflected in the Guidelines issued by the Secretary of State for Justice.  What are the concerns facing in-house lawyers, managers and directors, where risks require assessment and the development of adequate procedures?  We are delighted that Mr Satnam Tumani, Head of Bribery & Corruption at the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) will provide a unique insight into the enforcement of the legislation, whilst Mr Chandrashekhar Krishnan, Executive Director of Transparency International UK, will provide a civil society perspective and also comment on the global context, together with an in-house counsel's perspective from Ms Kate Jones, Head of Legal Services SELEX Galileo.  A panel discussion will consider the actions that may be needed to manage your risks. 

We hope you will be able to join us.

For further information, or to register to attend this seminar please contact the Events Team at events@twobirds.com or call +44 (0)20 7415 6000.

The programme

08.00 - 08.30
Registration and breakfast

08.30 - 09.30
Keynote speakers

    - Chandrashekhar Krishnan, Transparency International UK

    - Satnam Tumani, Serious Fraud Office

    - Kate Jones, SELEX Galileo Ltd

    - Peter Knight, Bird & Bird

09.30 - 10.00
Open discussion and questions to the panel

    - Chandrashekhar Krishnan, Transparency International UK

    - Satnam Tumani, Serious Fraud Office

    - Kate Jones, SELEX Galileo Ltd

    - Peter Knight, Bird & Bird

    - Oliver Stanley, Bird & Bird

10.00 - 10.30
Coffee, networking and finish