Conversation and Cocktails | Sapin II: What France’s New Anti-Corruption Law Will Mean For Business on Either Side of the Atlantic – 12-1-16

  • December 1, 2016
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Association of Women in International Trade, in conjunction with the French-American Chamber of Commerce and Miller & Chevalier, invite you to join us for – Conversation and Cocktails.

Over the past six years, French companies have paid over $1.6 billion to resolve U.S. anti-corruption enforcement actions, and over the past nine years, two executives of French companies have pleaded guilty to anti-bribery-related violations in the United States.  Meanwhile, anti-corruption enforcement in France has lagged, leading the OECD Working Group on Bribery and others to pressure France to improve its anti-corruption regime.  France’s new anti-corruption law — Sapin II — is likely to be adopted by year-end and aims, among other things, to respond to broader criticism of the country’s anti-corruption regime.  Join us for a conversation about what led France to introduce Sapin II, what the new law will require, how the law will fit into a legal landscape currently dominated by U.S. and UK anti-corruption laws, and the practical implications of the new law for companies and businesspeople working on either side of the Atlantic.


Nicola Bonucci, Director for Legal Affairs | OECD

Neill Blundell | Eversheds London LLP

Saskia Zandieh | Miller & Chevalier

Sophie Scemla | Eversheds Paris LLP

WIIT’s Anti-Corruption and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee is Co-Chaired by: Kathryn Nickerson, U.S. Department of Commerce & Saskia Zandieh, Miller & Chevalier

The event will be followed by a networking reception at Miller & Chevalier’s new offices.

Preregistration recommended due to limited space

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