Navigating the Political and Legal Risks of Doing Business in Brazil

12 May 2016 New York, NY Past Event

Location

Foley & Lardner LLP
90 Park Avenue
New York, NY
10016-1314

Contact Information

John Vicars
jvicars@foley.com

Agenda

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Program

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Reception

A president likely to be impeached. An economy in a free fall. Soaring unemployment. A credit rating downgraded to junk. Extensive corruption scandals. The sudden and alarming outbreak of the Zika virus.

As the daily headlines make clear, Brazil is in a political and economic crisis; and with Brazil as the largest economy in South America and eighth largest in the world, these crises are having direct implications for American and foreign companies doing business there, as well as for the global economy as a whole.

Moreover, the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, while intended to showcase Brazil’s many attractions and boost the country’s image, are now mired in allegations of mismanagement and fan indifference.

Please join us for an executive briefing on developments in Brazil, prospects for political reform, and implications of the crisis for the dynamic political, law enforcement, and regulatory environment. This seminar will provide analysis and insight for U.S. and foreign businesses operating in, or contemplating entering, the Brazilian marketplace, including practical ways companies in Brazil can protect their interests and reduce their risk of violating anticorruption and other laws.

The briefing will address:

  • The current political situation, and developments in the political, law enforcement, and regulatory environment
  • Practical implications and responses for anticorruption enforcement and business integrity compliance programs
  • Takeaways for assessing anticorruption risk, conducting third-party due diligence, and conducting corporate internal investigations
Speakers
Ernst & Young LLP and Foley & Lardner LLP are jointly presenting this program and will feature speakers with extensive experience in anti-corruption laws, compliance, and internal investigations:

Frederico Gebauer is a partner in the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services Practice of the EY member firm in Brazil. In that capacity, he oversees the firm’s fraud investigations in the country. He has extensive experience managing complex international investigations for major law firms, Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and high net-worth individuals. His experience includes international investigations involving internal and external fraud, the theft of intellectual property and trade secrets, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, data breaches, asset searches, and fact-finding in support of litigation. His experience in assisting clients with bribery and corruption issues spans four continents and a wide array of industries.

Jonathan Halpern is a litigation partner with Foley and leads the Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense Practice in its New York office. A former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, where he was chief of the Major Crimes Unit, Jonathan conducts internal investigations and counsels and defends corporate and individual clients in a wide array of criminal and regulatory matters, including allegations involving bribery and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He also counsels and represents clients in FCPA compliance and due diligence matters; conducts FCPA training for business leaders; develops corporate FCPA policies and compliance programs; and devises due diligence protocols.

There is no cost to participate in this program, but pre-registration is required. To participate, please use the Register button above, or simply register here.

For more information, please contact John Vicars at jvicars@foley.com.

We look forward to having you join us.

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Foley & Lardner LLP will apply for CLE credit after the program in Wisconsin and wherever else applicable. Foley & Lardner LLP certifies that this activity has been approved for California MCLE credits by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 General credit. Foley & Lardner LLP is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Please note that participants must be in attendance on the date of the event; credit may not be obtained by viewing and/or listening to a program recording after the event. Certificates of attendance will be distributed to eligible participants approximately eight weeks after the program via email.

Special Instructions for Kansas/New York/New Jersey CLE Credit
Those seeking Kansas, New York, and/or New Jersey CLE Credit are required to complete the Attorney Affirmation Form. Be sure to enter the five-digit code that will be provided during the presentation. Please email the form to John Vicars at jvicars@foley.com immediately following the program.

Important Information for New York Attorneys
This program is appropriate for experienced attorneys only. Attorneys admitted two years or less are not eligible to earn CLE credit through the completion of courses in nontraditional formats.

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Navigating the Political and Legal Risks of Doing Business in Brazil

Location

Foley & Lardner LLP
90 Park Avenue
New York, NY
10016-1314

Contact Information

John Vicars
jvicars@foley.com

Agenda

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Program

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Reception