C5 Group and American Conference Institute’s

Dubai Summit on Anti-Corruption

Implementing Effective Corporate Governance, Anti-Bribery and FCPA Compliance Programs in the Gulf Region

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

About

Learn what it takes to implement an effective anti-corruption compliance program in the Middle East

Foreign companies doing business or investing in the Middle East face anti-corruption compliance challenges unique to the GCC countries. While local government authorities in the last several years have pledged to aggressively combat corruption, dramatic rates of development and high oil prices have increased the potential for problems in the region. At the same time, complex civil service structures and utilization of various forms of “quasi-governmental” entities in business roles that blur public/private lines add layers of complexity to compliance obligations.

A broader international agenda to combat bribery and a global approach to anti-corruption enforcement place both U.S. and non-U.S. companies and individuals increasingly at risk of prosecution under the FCPA and local anti-bribery laws in the GCC countries. If your company is doing business in the Middle East, you need to ensure the international reach of your anti-corruption compliance program, adequate local training and a key understanding of local laws and customs.

This one-of-a-kind Summit on Anti-Corruption brings together an exceptional faculty of seasoned corporate ethics and compliance executives, senior attorneys and government officials. They will provide you with a comprehensive update on the anti-bribery landscape in the GCC countries, the application and reach of the FCPA and how to implement robust anti-corruption compliance policies in this environment, including:

• Identifying who is a “government official”?
• Local anti-bribery regulations and their enforcement
• Selecting and monitoring local agents and distributors
• Devising and implementing effective training programs
• How to effectively approach an internal investigation in the Gulf states
• Facilitating payments, “bakshish” and small bribes: how to distinguish and manage them

Contents & Contributors

About

Learn what it takes to implement an effective anti-corruption compliance program in the Middle East

Foreign companies doing business or investing in the Middle East face anti-corruption compliance challenges unique to the GCC countries. While local government authorities in the last several years have pledged to aggressively combat corruption, dramatic rates of development and high oil prices have increased the potential for problems in the region. At the same time, complex civil service structures and utilization of various forms of “quasi-governmental” entities in business roles that blur public/private lines add layers of complexity to compliance obligations.

A broader international agenda to combat bribery and a global approach to anti-corruption enforcement place both U.S. and non-U.S. companies and individuals increasingly at risk of prosecution under the FCPA and local anti-bribery laws in the GCC countries. If your company is doing business in the Middle East, you need to ensure the international reach of your anti-corruption compliance program, adequate local training and a key understanding of local laws and customs.

This one-of-a-kind Summit on Anti-Corruption brings together an exceptional faculty of seasoned corporate ethics and compliance executives, senior attorneys and government officials. They will provide you with a comprehensive update on the anti-bribery landscape in the GCC countries, the application and reach of the FCPA and how to implement robust anti-corruption compliance policies in this environment, including:

• Identifying who is a “government official”?
• Local anti-bribery regulations and their enforcement
• Selecting and monitoring local agents and distributors
• Devising and implementing effective training programs
• How to effectively approach an internal investigation in the Gulf states
• Facilitating payments, “bakshish” and small bribes: how to distinguish and manage them

Contents & Contributors

Dealing with Bribery under Local Laws: What Recent Investigations and Prosecutions Mean for Foreign Companies Operating in the Gulf
Charles S. Laubach, Afridi & Angell (Dubai)

The Long Arm of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Application and Enforcement of the FCPA in the Gulf States
Philip Urofsky, Shearman & Sterling LLP (USA)
Stephen Matthews, Baker Botts (Dubai)

Selecting and Monitoring Local Agents and Distributors: Minimizing Risks of Third Party Liability When Working with Local Business Partners
Richard Boehne, Director, Middle East, Raytheon International Inc. (Dubai)
Charles S. Laubach, Afridi & Angell (Dubai)
Thomas Lüthi, Corporate Units Compliance Officer, Siemens AG (Germany)
Patricia Eztold, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (USA)

Who is a “Government Official”? Breaking Down Complex Ownership Structures
Joseph Huse, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Dubai)

Building Anti-Bribery and Ethics Awareness: Devising and Implementing Effective Training Programs Tailored to the Gulf States
Sana Belaïd, Corporate Counsel, Cisco Systems (Dubai)
John J. Sardar, Ethics and Compliance Counsel, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Baker Hughes (Dubai)
Keith Hennessee, Assistant General Counsel, Halliburton Company (USA)

Conducting Effective Internal Investigations: Balancing Etiquette and Diligence
Stephen Clayton, Senior Director Anti-Corruption Compliance, Sun Microsystems (USA)
Graham Lovett, Clifford Chance (Dubai)

Building and Implementing an Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Program for Operations in the Gulf
Liam McCollum, General Counsel, Middle East Africa, General Electric International, Inc. (Dubai)
Richard Boehne, Director, Middle East, Raytheon International Inc. (Dubai)

Facilitating Payments, “Bakshish” and Small Bribes: How to Distinguish and Manage Them
Brian F. Saulnier, K&L Gates LLP (USA)
Anand S. Raman, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates (USA)

Managing the Risks of Joint Ventures with Local Entities
Stephen Matthews, Baker Botts LLP (Dubai)



DOCUMENT TYPES: PPT DOC PPTX PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE: 19

8:00
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00
Welcome and Co-Chair's Opening Remarks
Mr. John Sardar
Chief Compliance Officer
Noble Energy (USA)
Mr. Stephen Matthews
Partner
Baker Botts LLP
9:15
Dealing with Bribery under Local Laws: What Recent Investigations and Prosecutions Mean for Foreign Companies Operating in the Gulf
Mr. Charles S. Laubach
Partner
Afridi & Angell
1 file
Dubai Summit on Anti Corruption Enforcement and Compliance
863 KB 60 pages Presentation
PPT - Dubai Summit on Anti Corruption Enforcement and Compliance
10:00
Mid Morning Coffee Break
10:15
The Long Arm of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Application and Enforcement of the FCPA in the Gulf States
Mr. Philip Urofsky
Partner
Shearman & Sterling LLP
1 file
The Long Arm of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Application and Enforcement of the FCPA in the Gulf States
1.2 MB 15 pages Presentation
PPT - The Long Arm of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Application and Enforcement of the FCPA in the Gulf States
Mr. Stephen Matthews
Partner
Baker Botts LLP
1 file
Managing the FCPA Risks of Joint Ventures with Local Entities in the GCC States
142.5 KB 11 pages Presentation
PPT - Managing the FCPA Risks of Joint Ventures with Local Entities in the GCC States
11:15
Selecting and Monitoring Local Agents and Distributors: Minimizing Risks of Third Party Liability When Working with Local Business Partners
Mr. Richard T. Boehne
Sr. Director, International Programs - Principal, Washington DC Office
Merrick & Company
1 file
1 Selecting & Monitoring Local Agents, Reps & Consultants
1 MB 32 pages Presentation
PPT - 1 Selecting & Monitoring Local Agents, Reps & Consultants
Mr. Charles S. Laubach
Partner
Afridi & Angell
1 file
Dubai Summit on Anti Corruption Enforcement and Compliance
863 KB 60 pages Presentation
PPT - Dubai Summit on Anti Corruption Enforcement and Compliance
Mr. Thomas Lüthi
Corporate Units Compliance Officer
Siemens AG
1 file
Dubai Summit on Anti-Corruption Enforcement and Compliance
1.2 MB 9 pages Presentation
PPT - Dubai Summit on Anti-CorruptionEnforcement and Compliance
Ms. Patricia Etzold
Partner
PwC LLP
12:30
Networking Luncheon for Speakers and Attendees
14:00
Who is a "Government Official"? Breaking Down Complex Ownership Structures in GCC Countries
Mr. Richard Briggs
Executive Partner
HADEF
2 files
“Who is a Government Official? Breaking Down Complex Ownership Structures in GCC Countries”
81.5 KB 8 pages White Paper
DOC -  “Who is a Government Official? Breaking Down Complex Ownership Structures in GCC Countries”
Dubai Summit on Anti-Corruption, Enforcement and Compliance
271.5 KB 13 pages Presentation
PPT - Dubai Summit on Anti-Corruption, Enforcement and Compliance
Mr. Joseph Huse
Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
1 file
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance in the Middle East
249.5 KB 28 pages Presentation
PPT - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance in the Middle East
15:00
Mid Afternoon Coffee Break
15:15
Building Anti-Bribery and Ethics Awareness: Devising and Implementing Effective Training Programs Tailored to the Gulf States
Ms. Sana Belaïd
Corporate Counsel
Cisco Systems
1 file
Building Anti-Bribery and Ethics Awareness: Devising and Implementing Effective Training Programs
808.5 KB 26 pages Presentation
PPT - Building Anti-Bribery and Ethics Awareness: Devising and Implementing Effective Training Programs
Mr. John Sardar
Chief Compliance Officer
Noble Energy (USA)
1 file
Building Anti-Bribery and Ethics Awareness: Devising and Implementing Effective Training Programs
808.5 KB 26 pages Presentation
PPT - Building Anti-Bribery and Ethics Awareness: Devising and Implementing Effective Training Programs
Mr. Keith Hennessee
Assistant General Counsel - Regulatory Matters
Halliburton Company
1 file
Building Anti-Bribery and Ethics Awareness: Devising and Implementing Effective Training Programs
808.5 KB 26 pages Presentation
PPT - Building Anti-Bribery and Ethics Awareness: Devising and Implementing Effective Training Programs
16:00
Conducting Effective Internal Investigations: Balancing Etiquette and Diligence
Mr. Stephen Clayton
Former Senior Director Anti-Corruption Compliance
Formerly with Sun Microsystems
1 file
Conducting Effective Internal Investigations: Balancing Etiquette and Diligence
303.5 KB 26 pages Presentation
PPT - Conducting Effective Internal Investigations: Balancing Etiquette and Diligence
Mr. Graham Lovett
Gulf Managing Partner
Clifford Chance
1 file
Conducting Effective Internal Investigations: Balancing Etiquette and Diligence
177.5 KB 10 pages Presentation
PPT - Conducting Effective Internal Investigations: Balancing Etiquette and Diligence
17:00
Conference Adjourns to Day 2
9:00
Chairs' Opening Remarks
9:05
Building and Implementing an Effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Program for Operations in the Gulf
Mr. Liam McCollum
General Counsel‚ Middle East Africa
General Electric International‚ Inc.
1 file
Compliance Program Fundamentals
452 KB 29 pages Presentation
PPT - Compliance Program Fundamentals
Mr. Richard T. Boehne
Sr. Director, International Programs - Principal, Washington DC Office
Merrick & Company
1 file
Building Effective Compliance Programs
2.4 MB 16 pages Presentation
PPT - Building Effective Compliance Programs
Matthew Reinhard
Partner
Miller & Chevalier Chartered
10:15
Mid Morning Coffee Break
10:30
Hosting‚ Traveling‚ Entertaining and Lodging Foreign Officials: Balancing Custom and the Letter of Law
Ms. Bapsy Dastur
Region General Counsel and Head of Legal and Compliance IMA Region
ABB
1 file
Gifts and business courtesies
277 KB 14 pages Presentation
PPT - Gifts and business courtesies
Ms. Sally March
Director of Compliance - EMEA
Nortel
1 file
Gifts & Entertainment Balancing Custom and the Law
130 KB 11 pages Presentation
PPT - Gifts & EntertainmentBalancing Custom and the Law
Ms. Susana de Lima
Counsel‚ Corporate Compliance & Ethics EMEA-APAC
Western Union
1 file
Hosting, Traveling, Entertaining and Lodging Foreign Officials: Balancing Custom and Letter of Law
4.5 MB 19 pages Presentation
PPTX - Hosting, Traveling, Entertaining and Lodging Foreign Officials: Balancing Custom and Letter of Law
Mr. John Vincent Lonsberg
Partner
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
11:30
Conducting Anti-Corruption Due Diligence in Mergers‚ Acquisitions and Financings
Ms. Rindala Beydoun
Partner
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Justin Connor
General Counsel
Meeras Capital
1 file
Conducting Anti-Corruption Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions and Financings
117.5 KB 7 pages Presentation
PPT - Conducting Anti-Corruption Due Diligence in Mergers, Acquisitions and Financings
12:45
Networking Lunch
14:15
Collateral Litigation for Corrupt Practices: How to Defend Your Company from "Tag Along" Civil Litigation
Mr. Mark J. MacDougal
Partner
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
14:45
Facilitating Payments‚ "Bakshish" and Small Bribes: How to Distinguish and Manage Them
Mr. Anand S. Raman
Partner
Skadden‚ Arps‚ Slate‚ Meagher & Flom LLP
1 file
Dubai Summit on Anti-Corruption Enforcement and Compliance
1 MB 16 pages Presentation
PPT - Dubai Summit on Anti-Corruption Enforcement and Compliance
Brian Saulnier

K&L Gates LLP
1 file
Facilitating Payments, “Baksheesh,” and Small Bribes: How to Distinguish and Manage Them
283.5 KB 23 pages Presentation
PPT - Facilitating Payments, “Baksheesh,” and Small Bribes: How to Distinguish and Manage Them
15:30
Managing the Risks of Joint Ventures with Local Entities
Mr. Stephen Matthews
Partner
Baker Botts LLP
1 file
Managing the FCPA Risks of Joint Ventures with Local Entities in the GCC States
142.5 KB 11 pages Presentation
PPT - Managing the FCPA Risks of Joint Ventures with Local Entities in the GCC States
16:15
Conference Concludes