C5 3rd Advanced Conference on Anti-Corruption Switzerland


Zurich, Switzerland

William Barry and Brian Fleming will speak at the C5 3rd Advanced Conference on Anti-Corruption Switzerland in Zurich on April 4, 2019. 

Barry will moderate the panel, "An Inside Look at the Newest Realities Confronting Industry and Outside Advisors."  At this highly anticipated session, experts will discuss what multi-jurisdictional enforcement truly looks like on the ground-and how best to manage increasing, overlapping, and uncertain risk factors:

  • The finer points of interacting with regulators across multiple jurisdictions
  • When a resolved or settled case in one jurisdiction could trigger new bribery investigations in other countries
  • The challenges of coordinating with multiple agencies: best practices for communicating with foreign authorities
  • Managing the uncertain risks posed by the enforcement of a new or amended anti-bribery law
  • How a settlement in one jurisdiction could affect a company’s business operations in other key markets
  • Local laws affecting your internal investigation and ability to cooperate with authorities: data privacy, State Secret Law, privilege, evidence-gathering procedures, and more
  • When a DPA or a press release could "tip off" foreign authorities of bribery in their respective jurisdictions
  • When multi-jurisdictional bribery enforcement could spark investigations of other potential crimes, including fraud, money laundering and privacy violations, and vice versa
  • Impact of multi-jurisdictional enforcement risks on your decision to disclose or cooperate

Fleming will present, as part of a panel, "The Most Misunderstood Aspects of Section 228 of Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)."  The panel will discuss: 

  • Understanding the distinction between primary and secondary U.S. sanctions and how that affects non-U.S. companies.
  • Understanding the different approaches being taken by corporate organisations to address sanctions risk with respect to U.S. enforcers and financial institutions.
  • Discovering the types of transactions that give rise to U.S. secondary sanctions risks and the enforcement priorities of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
  • Looking ahead to the long-term impact of U.S. secondary sanctions on Iran, Russia, and, potentially, other countries.