Anti-Bribery Laws Have Gone Global: The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the New U.K. Bribery Law

Date:
6/29/2010
Time:
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CST)
Location:
Haynes and Boone, LLP
2323 Victory Ave. Suite 700Dallas, TX 75219

Haynes and Boone, LLP and Lawrence Graham LLP present a panel discussion on Anti-Bribery Laws Have Gone Global: A Review of International Business Concerns including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the New U.K. Bribery Law.

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice have increased the number of actions against U.S. companies for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The penalties for misconduct are increasing and the warnings by those agencies have become increasingly ominous. But the U.S. is not alone in its heightened focus on international bribery.

In April 2010, the United Kingdom enacted the Bribery Act 2010, which makes investigating international bribery a law enforcement priority in the U.K. In many ways, the Bribery Act raises the bar and imposes additional liabilities on corporations and their officials.

Just as U.S. authorities have made clear that U.K. companies with U.S. operations must heed the FCPA, U.S. businesses with U.K. operations are well advised to closely review internal measures to comply with the Bribery Act. This event will address the hazards companies face in securing and doing business overseas. The panel will also outline simple and concrete steps that can be taken to minimize the risks of violating the FCPA or the U.K. Bribery Act, as well as provide insights into other international business issues.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
4:30 p.m. — 6:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
6:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception

This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.50 credit hours.

For more information, you may contact Cari Peretzman at 214.651.5965 or
cari.peretzman@haynesboone.com.

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