Anti-corruption prosecutions are far from a US-only effort these days. More and more countries are adding legislation and enforcement.
France’s Lois Sapin II is one of the more recent government efforts. In this podcast, you will hear from two experienced compliance professionals who explain what the law does. This includes the creation of the AFA, A French Anti-Corruption Agency with greater resources, budge and administrative powers.
Listen in to learn more about when the law goes into effect, requirements for French companies and subsidiaries, eight required aspects under the new law, code of conduct requirements and more.
The guides providing an overview and insight into the new law are:
Cecilia Fellouse-Guenkel. Cecilia is a passionate consultant who started working on compliance matters in the healthcare industry in 2008. She now helps companies in various industries with their compliance programs, corruption risk assessments, trainings and the coaching of new compliance officers. Originally trained as an attorney is France, she has worked in Asia (Vietnam), Africa (Nigeria and Gabon) and the UK. Cecilia makes a point of alternating between in-house and outside missions in order to keep abreast of the day-to-day challenges facing compliance officers. Her consultancy is called Compliance For Good because she believes that through a pragmatic and operationalized approach, compliance helps companies be stronger, more profitable and sustainable… for good.
Caroline Hailey. Caroline’s work focuses on promoting ethical business practices. She currently serves as senior counsel to a major energy company, advising on anti-corruption matters, and also serves as Vice Chair of the International Bar Association’s Committee on the Drivers of Corruption. Previously, she spent eight years with a leading international law firm advising corporate issuers and financial institutions on cross-border transactions as well as boards of directors on corporate governance matters. She has held consulting roles with the United Nations and various not-for-profit organizations and is admitted to practice law in New York and Paris.