Media Mentions, News & what's on - Written by Barry & Richard on Friday, October 22, 2010 3:12 - 0 Comments
Three Department of Justice (DoJ) investigations, two deferred prosecution agreements, and around £2bn in fines
In September we attended the Legal Week Corporate Counsel conference.
At the conference we were on the panel discussing the experiences of companies who had been investigated and come out the other side.
Peter Kurer introduced the panel:
” Our combined experience covers three Department of Justice (DoJ) investigations, two deferred prosecution agreements, and around £2bn in fines, so we should have some useful insights. Barry, what are the most important trends?”
More about that below; it is vital reading for organisations seeking tips for compliance. We also ran a workshop involving a case study on the Bribery Act. The success of this workshop inspired us to run further workshops in the new year which we announced on Tuesday.
The high power panel consisted of:
- Chris Vaughan, Balfour Beatty GC
- Roger Wiltshire BAE Systems chief counsel
- Gerard Gent Siemens GC
- Barry Vitou, partner Winston & Strawn/co-author thebriberyact.com
- Peter Kurer, (former Chairman of UBS) chaired the panel
Legal Week have now published the detail of that discussion and we strongly recommend that organisations preparing for the Bribery Act and putting in place Adequate Procedures read it by clicking on this link!
It provides invaluable insight from organisations who, when it comes to dealing with a government investigation really have been there, seen it, done it and got the T shirt.