FRA is proud to be sponsoring C5’s 7th Anti-Corruption Conference next month in Paris. The conference will see a cross-industry and international faculty of seasoned senior compliance, legal corporate counsels, preeminent compliance advisors and defence lawyers come together to deliver timely updates and global regulatory and enforcement developments.
On 22 October, FRA Partner Yousr Khalil will be on a panel alongside Astrid Mignon Colombet, speaking on: A Conversation between Defence Lawyers about Multi-Jurisdictional Investigations: How to Manage the Growing Exchange of Information between Government Agencies and Minimize “Follow-On” Risks.
The panel will provide an overview of the reality a multi-jurisdictional investigations, and how best to manage them in a context where risk factors multiply, overlap and are increasingly uncertain. Topics of discussion will include:
- The risk of “follow-on”: When a case has been resolved in one jurisdiction, what may trigger a new investigation in other jurisdictions?
- What are the challenges of coordination when working with several authorities?
- What are considered good communication practices with foreign authorities?
- How can an agreement in one jurisdiction affect a company’s activities in other key markets?
- What are the constraints of local laws on internal investigations and the ability to cooperate with authorities, including: GDPR, blocking law, labour law, professional secrecy, evidence collection procedures and more?
- How can the DOJ and the DPA / or a press release bring important information to foreign corrupt officials in their respective jurisdictions?
- When could multi-jurisdictional lawsuits on corruption trigger investigations for potential cases of fraud, money laundering and personal data protection? (and vice versa)
- What will be the impact of the risks associated with multi-jurisdictional litigation on the decision to reveal criminal facts or to cooperate with the authorities?