Making Compliance Work in India: The Keys to Managing Risks and Disputes

07 June 2016 Boston, MA Past Event

Location

Foley & Lardner LLP
111 Huntington Avenue
Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02199-7610

Contact Information

John Vicars
jvicars@foley.com

Agenda

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Program

Foley Special Counsel John Turlais, a member of the firm's FCPA & Anti-Corruption Practice, will be participating in a breakfast discussion on the challenges of conducting business in India on June 7, 2016 at Foley's Boston office.

John, along with attorney Sherbir Panag of India-based MZM Legal, will provide perspective on how companies can effectively navigate the legal and compliance challenges of conducting business in India. India has emerged as a leading business destination for many U.S.-based and multinational companies. While India’s recent economic growth has created considerable opportunities, companies conducting business in India face many challenges, including, most notably, addressing compliance concerns relating to bribery and corruption, and managing legal disputes in a complex, bureaucratic legal system.

The discussion will focus on practical strategies for implementing compliance programs, and approaching and resolving disputes within the Indian legal framework, including:

  • Developing effective compliance procedures and protocols that incorporate the cultural and legal sensitivities of the India market
  • Conducting effective internal investigations in India
  • Providing insight into how companies can better prepare themselves to resolve disputes arising in India
  • Outlining India-specific best practices, from dispute prevention to documentation to alternative means of dispute resolution

Sherbir Panag is a partner with MZM, where he chairs the firm’s Compliance and Investigation Practice. Sherbir is a Chambers- and Legal 500-ranked Mumbai attorney who has handled financial fraud, corruption, asset recovery, breach of trust, cross-border disputes, and debarment matters, along with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.K. Bribery Act, India’s Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA), and many other countries’ anti-corruption laws.

John Turlais is Special Counsel in Foley’s Milwaukee office. John focuses his practice on the FCPA, where he has experience in conducting risk assessments, developing compliance programs, and defending companies in enforcement actions. Along with David Simon, John is the co-developer of Foley Global Risk SolutionsSM, a flat-fee “virtual” FCPA counsel aimed at serving the middle-market business.

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

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

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 two General credits. 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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Making Compliance Work in India: The Keys to Managing Risks and Disputes

Location

Foley & Lardner LLP
111 Huntington Avenue
Suite 2600
Boston, MA 02199-7610

Contact Information

John Vicars
jvicars@foley.com

Agenda

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Program