The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – What You Need To Know

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Date(s) - 17/10/2018
8:30 am - 10:30 am

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Park Hyatt Saigon

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is an important statute that helps reduce corruption and reinforce public and investor confidence in markets throughout the world. The primary aim of Congress in enacting the FCPA was to prohibit US companies from paying or offering bribes to foreign government officials for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business advantages. Justice Department officials say strong enforcement of the law helps create a level playing field in business transactions by eliminating corruption from the equation. There is, however, substantial confusion over what is legal and what isn’t – especially in the murky area of business dealings with managers and employees of state-owned enterprises.

What do managers in Vietnam need to know about the FCPA? What enforcement trends are worrying managers? Are you at risk for making a donation to a charity connected to the Vietnamese government? Are covering flight costs on a business trip considered a bribe? What can you do to better protect your operation in Vietnam? Are you sure that your company is setting and communicating “the right tone at the top”? Are you sure you are effectively assessing your FCPA risk? Don’t miss this opportunity to join with AmCham on October 17 to discuss this important and practical management topic with guest speaker Sesto Vecchi from the law firm of Russin & Vecchi. He will review some notable cases and the impact of whistleblowing on enforcement. Sesto will also discuss the FCPA in a Vietnam-context to make sure you are effectively assessing your FCPA risk.

Agenda

08:30 AM Registration and Refreshment
09:00 AM Welcome Remarks and Introduction
09:05 AM Presentation and Q&A
10:30 AM Event ends

Costs

AmCham Members: VND 600,000 | Non-members: VND 750,000

Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line, by email, or by fax. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.

Speaker

Mr. Sesto Vecchi

Sesto Vecchi manages the Vietnam practice group of the law firm of Russin & Vecchi. He has lived and practiced law in Vietnam for 25 years. Sesto first came to Vietnam in 1965 as a US Navy Lieutenant on special assignment. Upon his discharge from the Navy in 1966, he returned to Vietnam and opened Russin & Vecchi’s office. He practiced law in Vietnam until 1974 before moving to Thailand and New York. In early 1993, Sesto reopened the firm’s Vietnam offices and has lived continuously in Vietnam since that time. Sesto earned a degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and received his law degree from Temple Law School. He is a member of the bars of New York and Washington, DC.  Sesto is a long-time member of AmCham and is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Panelists:

Mr. Dong Hoang Nam – Legal Director of Unilever Vietnam

Nam is Legal Director of Unilever Vietnam and has over 18 years practicing in legal area, investment, trade, corporate, tax, labour, anti-trust, anti-Bribery/corruption, privacy, litigation. Nam started the first job with Department of Justice, and then worked for a number of law firms before took role of corporate counsel. With a position of head of legal and compliance, Nam supervised and managed all legal matters of the company by providing legal strategic advice and direction on wide range of matters related to manufacturing, investment, sale, marketing, customer services, tax, labour, litigation, governmental inspection to all divisions and departments, and employees of the company.

Nam spent time in Australia to get Master of Law Degree in 2007 and then back school in 2016 get a MBA of a Canadian University. Nam is a qualified lawyer of HCMC Bar, Executive Board Member of Ho Chi Minh City In House Counsel Club, member of some committees under AmCham.

Dinh Nguyen Lam Duy – Compliance Officer of Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage.

Duy had more than 4 years working for the auditing companies (Intertek & PricewaterhouseCoopers) and around 9 years for Sears Holdings Limited – a U.S. Retailer as a Senior Social Compliance Auditor. Currently, Duy is  serving as Compliance Officer of Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage, who takes lead in promoting the Culture of Integrity, making Compliance and Ethics as a part of daily routines. Compliance job is that all he wants to do in my lifetime career. Duy has a firm knowledge on Vietnam Labor Laws, anti-bribery and corruption, fraud, human rights, health and safety and environmental matters.

Duy received his legal education in Vietnam, obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Trading Law from the Law University of Ho Chi Minh City.

 

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