APAC & Latin America Regulatory And Enforcement Update

Dec 6, 2019 9:00am - 3:00pm


What is it about?

Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs


Part I: A Complete Roadmap to the Local Agencies, Laws & Regulations: Who Does What for Anti-Bribery, Antitrust, Cyber and Data Security Enforcement

  • Who does what: Clarifying the jurisdictions and roles of key agencies
  • The jurisdictions, functions and priorities of each agency
  • When the police become involved in corruption enforcement, including detention of individuals

Part II: A Deep Dive Into Key Requirements, New and Anticipated Changes

Anti-Bribery & Antitrust

New anti-bribery compliance expectations and the local government crackdown: New, evolving standards and trends
The latest on commercial bribery risks, rising penalties and amendments to the Anti-Unfair Competition Law: How to know what crosses the line

  • Expanded scope of bribery-related violations and governmental powers
  • Clarified basis for vicarious liability; emphasis on actions of employees
  • Procedural emphasis and change
  • Jurisdiction of NSC and potential impact on foreign companies
  • NSC’s broad investigation powers
  • Government agency consolidation, including the State Administration for Market Regulation

Data Privacy, Security and Transfers

  • Status report on what has triggered penalties for data privacy and security violations
  • Best practices for cross-border data transfers
  • Defining “Critical Information Infrastructure”: When local government approval will be necessary for a data transfer
  • Key elements of the pending data security law and guidelines
  • Using and transferring consumer data: Pitfalls to avoid
  • Key differences between the China Data Security landscape and GDPR
  • Rolling out a successful marketing campaign within data security limits
  • How to collect and use lawful consumer data for your marketing campaign
  • HQ and local office data resource sharing


  • The biggest misunderstanding about key requirements
  • Requirements affecting reporting and compliant management

Networking Break



  • Corrupt Practices Investigations Bureau (CPIB) anti-bribery enforcement crackdown on individuals and corporations
  • CPIB enforcement trends and conviction rates
  • New initiatives to strengthen anti-corruption measures:
    • CPIB Corruption Reporting & Heritage Centre
    • Singapore Standard of ISO 37001 on Anti-Bribery Management Systems

Malaysia Post-1MDB

  • Jurisdiction and effectiveness of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)
  • Status report on the “war on corruption” and three-year plan to increase Malaysia’s corruption index ranking
  • The latest Malaysian anti-bribery and AML regulations
  • Recent enforcement actions and penalties
  • The biggest, newest areas of risk exposure in Malaysia
  • New Corporate and Executive Liability registrations
  • Appropriate compliance programmes accepted by the local government


  • Update on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigations and cooperation with foreign authorities, including the SFO and CPIB
  • Impact of key reforms to strengthen anti-corruption enforcement, including the aftermath of decision No. 25/PUUXIV/ 2016 from the Constitutional Court to amend articles 2(1) and 3 of Law No. 31 of 1999


  • Common misunderstandings regarding the definition of “bribery” and “public official”
  • Limitations on gifts under The Anti-Corruption Law
  • Key provisions under the Penal Code

What’s Keeping You Up at Night?

Speakers and participants will have an opportunity to discuss highly complicated, stressful issues
affecting their jobs each day. From getting (and staying) up-to-speed on key developments, training and managing employees worldwide to operating during a government investigation, no question is off the table

Networking Luncheon



  • The Clean Company Act five years in: Status report on how it has been interpreted, applied and enforced
  • Dissecting the roles and responsibilities of agencies at the federal, state and municipal levels
  • Status update on guidelines by the MPF’s Anti-Corruption Unit
  • The extent of coordination across the agencies, the impact on settlements and penalties, and the risk of “double-dipping” (multiple fines for the same anti-corruption violation)
  • What is the likely the “next phase” of anti-corruption enforcement in Brazil post-Lava Jato


  • Jurisdiction of Argentina’s provincial vs. federal authorities: Who does what
  • Nuts and bolts of the law on criminal responsibility: No retroactive application
  • Comparing and contrasting Argentina’s approach to prosecutions with Brazilian agencies
  • Extent of cooperation between Argentinian and Brazilian authorities amid the Notebooks scandal
  • Argentina’s asset recovery bill, and how it aides prosecutors investigating bribery
  • Antitrust: The most common price-fixing/bid-rigging schemes and how to mitigate the biggest risks
  • Re-Review of public works contracts awarded to foreign companies for potential bribery: New risks to your business and bottom line


  • Status report on the political landscape post-election and the outlook for industry
  • What next steps can be expected from the Mexican regulatory and enforcement authorities
  • How the National Anti-Corruption System (SNA) is being implemented
  • Key elements of the General Law of Administrative Responsibilities (GLAR)
  • How corporate criminal liability (prosecuted by the attorney general’s office) now intersects with administrative liability (overseen by the Función Pública)
  • How and why criminal attorneys are focusing more on anti-corruption compliance

  • What anti-corruption legislation exists across the Andean countries, how are they similar and/ or different from one another, what are key elements, and what to watch out for
  • The extent of individual vs. corporate liability: Revisiting your risk profile
  • Legislation vs. enforcement in the region: The record to date, what to expect going forward, enforcement “competition” between countries and agencies
  • Special industry-specific rules and anti-bribery requirements when bidding for public contracts
  • How increased cross-border collaboration on bribery cases between regional prosecutors is changing companies’ risk exposure
  • Should you or should you not self-disclose corrupt conduct to authorities? To whom?
  • Key aspects of Peruvian Law 30424 on corporate liability for offenses on corruption, money-laundering and terrorist financing      
  • Aftermath of Peru’s joining two OECD Conventions:
  • » Anti-Bribery Convention
  • » Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

Your Must Burning Questions Answered: Q & A with LatAm Experts

During this closing session, participants will benefit from in-person Q & A and discussion with faculty members across Latin America.  Ensure that you attend this session to ask any remaining questions, and hear what is keeping your peers up at night as well

Seminar Concludes