Programme Detail

Risks and threats of corruption and the legal profession

Committee(s)
African Regional Forum
Anti-Corruption Committee (Lead)
Arab Regional Forum
Asia Pacific Regional Forum
European Regional Forum
Latin American Regional Forum
North American Regional Forum
Session / Workshop Chair(s)
Session Co-Chair Tomas Lindholm
Law Firm Lindholm Wallgren Attorneys Ltd
Location Helsinki, Finland
Session Co-Chair Homer Moyer Jr
Officer Title Chair Anti-Corruption Committee
Law Firm Miller & Chevalier
Location Washington, USA
Description
This session focuses on the role lawyers play in international corruption, and on how the long-arm jurisdiction of international and extraterritorial legislations applies to their practice. The session will open with the launch of the first IBA - OECD - UNODC Global Report on the Risks and Threats of Corruption and the Legal Profession, presenting the results of a major international survey on the awareness and perceptions of lawyers about international corruption. Then, a roundtable of experts will comment and discuss on the findings of the Report, focusing on what lawyers must do to fully comply with anti-corruption laws and standards. The session is highly recommended for all practitioners advising foreign clients in high risk transactions and sectors such as natural resources, pharmaceuticals, technology and infrastructure, as well as bar associations' representatives, corporate counsels, and lawyers advising on white collar crime, compliance and governance issues.
Speakers
Speaker Gonzalo Guzman
Law Firm International Bar Association
Location London, England
Speaker E Robert Lupone
Law Firm Siemens Corporation
Location New York, USA
Speaker Mark Mendelsohn
Law Firm Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP
Location Washington, USA
Speaker Fernando Pelaez-Pier
Officer Title IBA President
Law Firm Hoet PelŠez Castillo & Duque
Location Caracas, Venezuela
Speaker Michael Schwartz
Law Firm KPMG LLP
Location Houston, USA
Speaker Brigitte Strobel-Shaw
Law Firm United Nations Office on Drugs
Location Vienna, Austria
Location
Room 116 & 117, Level 1
Date
Monday 04 October (10:00) - (13:00)


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