The very significant fines imposed by Chinese authorities for violations of the antitrust or anti-bribery rules have highlighted the importance for companies operating in China to have a robust compliance programme in place. GlaxoSmithKline China recently was fined over RMB 3 billion for violations of PRC anti-bribery laws, while Qualcomm was ordered to pay more than RMB 6 billion for violating the PRC antitrust rules.
Building on our successful compliance seminar in Beijing in June, this seminar will:
- Provide an update on recent developments in the enforcement of the PRC antitrust and anti-bribery rules and discuss how they affect companies' compliance needs;
- Present benchmarks and key success factors for a credible and effective compliance programme; and
- Explore - in the form of a panel discussion - the particular challenges of managing compliance in China in view of Chinese business culture and the highly competitive environment.
This seminar is designed for general counsel and senior in-house counsel.
The seminar will be presented by Bird & Bird partners with significant experience of advising companies on antitrust and anti-bribery issues and compliance management in China. The panel discussion will bring together experienced compliance professionals with responsibility for China.
- Anne Federle, Partner, Competition Law, Bird & Bird, Brussels
- Sven-Michael Werner, Partner, Corporate & Compliance, Bird & Bird, Shanghai
- Zhaofeng Zhou, Partner, Competition Law, Bird & Bird, Beijing
Panel members will include:
- Stefanie Wiegard, Compliance Counsel China and Asia Pacific, Johnson Controls
- Nicholas Cranfield, Corporate Counsel ECT Asia, Johnson Matthey
Would you like to attend?