Russia and CIS Summit on

Anti-Corruption

Minimize the Risk of Improper Payments in an Era of Increased International Enforcement

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

About

Foreign companies doing business or investing in the Russian Federation and CIS countries face complex and unique anti-corruption compliance challenges. Problems of corruption in Russia and the CIS for foreign investors have increased dramatically in the last several years. Allegations of bribes required by government officials directly and through intermediary companies are rampant.

Local leaders have recognized this problem and on July 31st, 2008, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the National Anti-Corruption Plan. A new Federal Law against corruption is expected very soon. At the same time, U.S. companies, and foreign companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges, must comply with the FCPA when doing business in the region. FCPA compliance is especially challenging in Russia and the CIS and many pending investigations reportedly involve compliance issues in the region.

If your company is doing business in Russia or the CIS, you must put a comprehensive anti-corruption compliance program in place and be prepared to act promptly and effectively to remedy any problems that do arise.

This one-of-a-kind Summit on Anti-Corruption brings together an exceptional faculty of seasoned corporate ethics and compliance executives, senior attorneys, forensic accountants and government officials. They will provide a comprehensive update on the anti-bribery landscape in Russia and the CIS, the intersection of the FCPA and local anti-bribery laws and how to implement robust anti-corruption policies to comply with local laws and the FCPA, including:

  • Who is a “government official”?
  • What kind of gifting or payment is acceptable and in what instances?
  • How to create a culture of ethics
  • Due diligence: best practices for a prospective third party relationship
  • Creating a Code of Conduct that matters in Russia and the CIS
  • Conducting internal investigations

Contents & Contributors

About

Foreign companies doing business or investing in the Russian Federation and CIS countries face complex and unique anti-corruption compliance challenges. Problems of corruption in Russia and the CIS for foreign investors have increased dramatically in the last several years. Allegations of bribes required by government officials directly and through intermediary companies are rampant.

Local leaders have recognized this problem and on July 31st, 2008, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the National Anti-Corruption Plan. A new Federal Law against corruption is expected very soon. At the same time, U.S. companies, and foreign companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges, must comply with the FCPA when doing business in the region. FCPA compliance is especially challenging in Russia and the CIS and many pending investigations reportedly involve compliance issues in the region.

If your company is doing business in Russia or the CIS, you must put a comprehensive anti-corruption compliance program in place and be prepared to act promptly and effectively to remedy any problems that do arise.

This one-of-a-kind Summit on Anti-Corruption brings together an exceptional faculty of seasoned corporate ethics and compliance executives, senior attorneys, forensic accountants and government officials. They will provide a comprehensive update on the anti-bribery landscape in Russia and the CIS, the intersection of the FCPA and local anti-bribery laws and how to implement robust anti-corruption policies to comply with local laws and the FCPA, including:

  • Who is a “government official”?
  • What kind of gifting or payment is acceptable and in what instances?
  • How to create a culture of ethics
  • Due diligence: best practices for a prospective third party relationship
  • Creating a Code of Conduct that matters in Russia and the CIS
  • Conducting internal investigations

Contents & Contributors

Dealing With Corruption under Russian and Kazakh Laws: Local Anti-Corruption Laws and Their Enforcement
Zhanar Kassymbekova, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP (Kazakhstan)
Evjeny Raschevsky, Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners (Moscow)

The Long Arm of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Complying with the FCPA in the Russian and CIS Landscape
Thomas Firestone, Resident Legal Adviser, Law Enforcement Section, U.S. Embassy (Moscow)
Richard N. Dean, Baker & McKenzie LLP (Washington)

Who is a “Government Official”? Identifying Ownership Structures in Russia and the CIS
Alina Schurova, Georgiev & Partners (Moscow)

Managing Joint-Ventures with Local Entities: How to Minimize Risks
Kevin Abikoff, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (Washington)
Dominic Pellew, Lovells LLP (Moscow)

Creating a Culture of Business Ethics
Jeroen Brabers, Group Director Integrity, TNT N.V. (The Netherlands)

Dealing With Questionable Payments: How to Conduct Internal Investigations and Manage Conflicting Laws
Thomas K. Sprange, Steptoe & Johnson LLP (London)
Eleonora Sergeeva, Padva & Partners (Moscow)

Keynote Address – The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention: Monitoring and Future Initiatives
Nicola Bonucci, Director of Legal Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (Paris)

Tailoring and Implementing Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Policies and Training Programs for Russia and CIS Countries
Svetlana Kuznetsova, Legal Counsel, Nortel (Moscow)
Matthew Murray, Member of the Board, Center for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance (Moscow)
Clement H. Osimetha, Vice President and General Counsel, Mary Kay Inc. (Dallas)
John Wilkinson: Panel Moderator, Partner, CEE Forensic Services Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia BV (Moscow)

The Delicate Art of Gift Giving, Hospitality and Facilitating Payments: Balancing Local Cash Customs and the Letter of the Law
Todd Culyba, Salans (Moscow)
Saule Kessikbayeva, Region Counsel, Caspian, Baker Hughes Services International (Kazakhstan)
Alexandra Wrage – Panel Moderator, President, Trace International, Inc. (Washington)

Conducting Pre-Acquisition, pre-IPO and pre-Financing Anti-Corruption Due Diligence
Raja Chatterjee, Global Head, Anti-Corruption, Morgan Stanley (New York)
Charles R. Hacker, Jr., Partner, Advisory Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (New York)
Ed Wheatley, Principal Compliance Manager, Office of the Chief Compliance Officer, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (London)
Gary DiBianco – Panel Moderator, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (London)

The World Bank’s Anti-Corruption Sanctions Enforcement Process
Pascale Dubois, Sanctions Evaluation and Suspension Officer, The World Bank (Washington)

Selecting and Controlling Local Customs Brokers, Distributors and Agents with an Effective, Risk-Oriented Due Diligence Process
Renata Jungo Brüngger, Vice President & General Counsel EMEA, Emerson Process Management Europe GmbH (Switzerland)
Alexander A. Bychkov, Baker & McKenzie LLP (Moscow)
Daniel Nardello, Managing Director, Nardello & Co., LLC (New York)

Enhancing Internal Controls and the Audit Function in a “Cash Economy”
Michael S. Schachter, Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (New York)



DOCUMENT TYPES: PPT PDF PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE: 27

8:30
Co-Chairs' Welcoming Remarks
Mr. Richard N. Dean
Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP
9:15
Keynote Address: The Role of the Duma in Combating Corruption
Aleksey Nikolayevich Volkov
Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Committee on Security
9:45
Dealing With Corruption under Russian and Kazakh Laws: Local Anti-Corruption Laws and Their Enforcement
Ms. Zhanar Kassymbekova
Principal
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
1 file
Corruption Crimes under the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan
243 KB 12 pages Presentation
PPT - Corruption Crimes under the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Mr. Evjeny Raschevsky

Egorov‚ Puginsky‚ Afanasiev & Partners
1 file
Dealing with Corruption under Russian Laws: Local Anti-Corruption Laws and their Enforcement.
2.4 MB 17 pages Presentation
PPT - Dealing with Corruption under Russian Laws: Local Anti-Corruption Laws and their Enforcement.
10:45
Networking Cofee Break
11:00
The Long Arm of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Complying with the FCPA in the Russian and CIS Landscape
Mr. Mark F. Mendelsohn
Partner
Paul‚ Weiss‚ Rifkind‚ Wharton & Garrison LLP
Mr. Richard N. Dean
Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP
3 files
Managing and Responding to an FCPA Crisis
186.5 KB 7 pages Presentation
PPT - Managing and Responding to an FCPA Crisis
Dean-How_to_Minimize_Corruption_Risks
186.5 KB 5 pages Presentation
PPT - Dean-How_to_Minimize_Corruption_Risks
Overcoming the Compliance Challenges in Russia and the CIS: A Plan of Action
1.4 MB 10 pages Presentation
PPT - Overcoming the Compliance Challenges in Russia and the CIS:  A Plan of Action
Thomas Firestone
Senior Counsel
Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited (Moscow)
1 file
Bribery and Extortion under Russian Law
102.5 KB 19 pages Presentation
PPT - Bribery and Extortion under Russian Law
12:30
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
13:45
Who is a "Government Official"? Identifying Ownership Structures in Russia and the CIS
Ms. Alina Schurova
Partner
Georgiev & Partners
1 file
Who is a “Government Official”?
199 KB 13 pages Presentation
PPT - Who is a “Government Official”?
14:15
Managing Joint-Ventues with Local Entities: How to minimize Risks
Mr. Kevin T. Abikoff
Partner
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
1 file
Maximizing Joint-Ventures with Local Entities: How to Minimize Ris
128 KB 19 pages Presentation
PPT - Maximizing Joint-Ventures with Local Entities: How to Minimize Ris
Mr. Dominic Pellew
Partner
Lovells LLP
1 file
Managing joint-ventures with local entities: how to minimise risks
329.5 KB 9 pages Presentation
PPT - Managing joint-ventures with local entities: how to minimise risks
15:15
Afternoon Refreshment Break
16:30
Creating a Culture of Business Ethics
Mr. Mark Elborne
Vice President and General Counsel‚ Europe and European Regulatory Affairs
General Electric
Mr. Jeroen Brabers
Group Director Integrity
TNT N.V.
1 file
Creating a culture of business ethics at TNT
955.5 KB 16 pages Presentation
PPT - Creating a culture of business ethics at TNT
17:30
Conference Adjourns for Day 1
8:30
Co-Chairs' Welcoming Remarks
Gary DiBianco
Partner
Skadden‚ Arps‚ Slate‚ Meagher & Flom LLP (London)
1 file
FCPA Transactional Due Diligence
436.5 KB 30 pages Presentation
PPT - FCPA Transactional Due Diligence
8:45
Keynote Address - The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention: Monitoring and Future Initiatives
Mr. Nicola Bonucci
Director, Legal Affairs
OECD
2 files
Bonucci-OECD_Address
514 KB 6 pages Presentation
PPT - Bonucci-OECD_Address
THE OECD ANTI-BRIBERY Monitoring and future initiatives
479 KB 11 pages Presentation
PPT - THE OECD ANTI-BRIBERY Monitoring and future initiatives
9:15
Tailoring and Implementing Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Policies and Training Programs for Russia and CIS Countries
Ms. Svetlana Kuznetsova
Legal Counsel
Nortel
1 file
Tailoring Policies and Training Programs for Russia and the CIS
225.5 KB 14 pages Presentation
PPT - Tailoring Policies and Training Programs for Russia and the CIS
Mr. Matthew H. Murray
Member of the Board
Center for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
1 file
Change Management in Russian Regulatory Environment
2.8 MB 15 pages Presentation
PPT - Change Management in Russian Regulatory Environment
Mr. Clement H. Osimetha
Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Mary Kay Inc.
1 file
Tailoring and Implementing Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Policies and Training ProgramsMarch
39.5 KB 20 pages Presentation
PDF - Tailoring and Implementing Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Policies and Training ProgramsMarch
John Wilkinson
Forensic Services Leader - Middle East
PwC (UAE)
1 file
Tailoring Anti-Corruption Policies & Training Programs for Russia & CIS
1.7 MB 18 pages Presentation
PPT - Tailoring Anti-Corruption Policies & Training Programs for Russia & CIS
10:30
Morning Coffee Break
10:45
The delicate Art of Gift Giving, Hospitality, and Faciliating Payments
Mr. Todd Culyba
Partner
Salans
1 file
Lucent Technologies, Inc.
328.5 KB 4 pages Presentation
PPT - Lucent Technologies, Inc.
Saule Kessikbayeva
Director, Legal, Compliance and Contracts
Baker Hughes Services International‚ Inc.
1 file
Corruption Crimes under the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan
386.5 KB 12 pages Presentation
PPT - Corruption Crimes under the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Alexandra Wrage
President
TRACE International (USA)
1 file
Gifts, Hospiitalliity & Faciilliitatiing Payments
194.2 KB 20 pages Presentation
PDF - Gifts, Hospiitalliity & Faciilliitatiing Payments
11:45
Conducting Pre-Acquisition, pre-IO and pre-Financing Anti Corruption Due Diligence
Raja Chatterjee
Global Head‚ Anti-Corruption Group
Morgan Stanley
1 file
FCPA Transactional Due Diligence
436.5 KB 30 pages Presentation
PPT - FCPA Transactional Due Diligence
Mr. Charles R. Hacker‚ Jr.
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Mr. Ed Wheatley
Principal Compliance Manager‚ Office of the Chief Compliance Officer
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Gary DiBianco
Partner
Skadden‚ Arps‚ Slate‚ Meagher & Flom LLP (London)
12:45
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Delegates
14:00
Luncheon Address
Elena A. Panfilova
General Director, Center for Anti-Corruption Research and Initiative
Transparency International Russia
14:30
The World Bank's Anti-Corruption Sanctions Enforcement Process
Pascale Dubois
Suspension and Debarment Officer
The World Bank
3 files
The World Bank’s Anti- Corruption Sanctions – Enforcement Process
929.2 KB 20 pages Presentation
PDF - The World Bank’s Anti- Corruption Sanctions – Enforcement Process
World Bank’s Sanctions System: Tackling Corruption through a Two-Tier Administrative Sanctions Process
130.6 KB 20 pages Presentation
PDF - World Bank’s Sanctions System: Tackling Corruption through a Two-Tier Administrative Sanctions Process
SANCTIONS PROCEEDINGS FLOWCHART
29.4 KB 10 pages Presentation
PDF - SANCTIONS PROCEEDINGS FLOWCHART
15:00
Selecting and Controlling Local Customs Brokers‚ Distributors and Agents with an Effective‚ Risk-Oriented Due Diligence Process
Ms. Renata Jungo Bruengger
Vice President & General Counsel EMEA
Emerson Process Management Europe GmbH
1 file
Due Diligence of Third Parties - The Risk Identification Process
987.5 KB 16 pages Presentation
PPT - Due Diligence of Third Parties - The Risk Identification Process
Susan Ringler
Vice-President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Alcoa
Mr. Alexander A. Bychkov
Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP
1 file
Cooperation with Customs Brokers and Mitigating Unnecessary Risks in Russia
351.5 KB 6 pages Presentation
PPT - Cooperation with Customs Brokers and Mitigating Unnecessary Risksin Russia
Mr. Daniel Nardello
Managing Director
Nardello & Co. LLC
1 file
Best Due Diligence Practices for Prospective Third Party Relationships in Russia and the CIS
3.5 MB 16 pages Presentation
PPT - Best Due Diligence Practices  for  Prospective Third Party Relationships  in  Russia and the CIS
16:00
Enhancing Internal Controls and the Audit Function in a "Cash Economy"
Mr. Michael S. Schachter
Partner
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1 file
Enhancing Internal Controls in Today’s Regulatory Environment
120.5 KB 28 pages Presentation
PPT - Enhancing Internal Controls in Today’s Regulatory Environment
16:45
Conference Ends