From BRICs to MINT and beyond - FCPA, bribery and other regulatory issues

Global corruption is one of the greatest challenges of our current age: it distorts markets, weakens our governments, it promotes unethical, fraudulent and possibly criminal behaviour, it raises the costs of doing business around the world and it erodes level-playing fields and promotes inequalities. It sends the wrong message as to how business should be conducted. Bribery and corruption is the subject of many international agreements, treaties and conventions as well as the UK Bribery Act 2010 and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. So what is the world doing about it? How are companies, regulators, governments, agencies such as OECD and Transparency International and fraud prevention organisations acting today not only to combat the threat but also to deal with the perpetrators. Are we winning the battle? When will the battle be won? What more can be done? This session will include participation from general counsel, regulators and practitioners who are dealing and advising with the problem first hand and will aim to be as interactive as possible to include a wide ranging discussion with participants on their shared experiences.
 
Session Co-Chairs
Richard Gubbins Ashurst, London 
Geoff Nicholas Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
 
Panellists
Robert Barrington Executive Director of Transparency International, London
Delano Furtado Trilegal, Mumbai
Julian Glass Managing Director, FTI Consulting, London
Brook Horowitz CEO and member of the Board, IBLF Global, London
Roddy McKean Africa Legal Network, Nairobi
Jeremy Rawlins Head of Proceeds, Crime Delivery Unit, Crown Prosecution Service, London
Matthew Wagstaff Joint Head of Bribery & Corruption, Serious Fraud Office, London