Multinational companies in China used to focus their compliance programmes on the requirements under the rules of their home jurisdictions, namely the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and more recently the UK Bribery Act. With the strengthening of anti-corruption efforts by the Chinese government over the last two years foreign companies are now faced with the enforcement of domestic Chinese regulations on anti-corruption as well. This not only requires a deeper understanding of these domestic rules and the practices of the competent governmental and judicial authorities but also poses unique challenges on the local compliance programmes to manage requirements of potentially three very different anti-corruption regimes.
During the seminar, we will discuss and explain:
- Managing Compliance with Different National Regimes: FCPA, UK Bribery Act and the Newly Revised PRC Criminal Law
- Reacting to Dawn Raids at Investigations in China
Our speakers are:
- Sven-Michael Werner, Partner, Bird & Bird, Shanghai
Sven-Michael has over 12 years of experience in practicing law in China. His experience includes M&A and foreign direct investment transactions, with a strong focus on advising multinational clients in relation to compliance and fraud & bribery prevention in China.
- Richard Keady, Partner, Bird & Bird, Hong Kong
Richard is a commercial litigation and arbitration partner and heads the firm's Dispute Resolution Practice in Asia. He specialises in handling complex cross-border disputes and investigations around the region.