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Despite expectations to the contrary, FCPA enforcement has remained strong under the Trump Administration. As enforcement continues, regulator expectations and best compliance practices also continue to evolve. As the bar gets higher, companies need to continue to improve their compliance practices. The UK Bribery Act, other relevant foreign laws and Vietnamese anti-corruption legislation also need to be considered as they can also give regulators a basis to prosecute companies for violations.

In this seminar, Tom Firestone, a partner in Baker’s Washington, D.C. office and former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, and Hang Nguyen, a partner in Baker’s Ho Chi Minh City office will discuss best practices for managing compliance risks in Vietnam. Specifically, they will discuss practical and compliant solutions to the following challenges:

  • Participating in government tenders
  • Hiring third party consultants for assistance with government relations
  • Hiring former government officials
  • Requests by government officials for charitable contributions
  • Gifts and hospitality for government officials
  • Cash tokens for government officials at company events
  • Sponsoring travel for government officials
  • Providing meals and/or transportation to government officials during company audits

Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating, practical and useful discussion.


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


AmCham Members: VND 650,000 | Non-members: VND 800,000

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


Tom Firestone
Baker McKenzie (Washington DC & New York)

Tom Firestone is a partner in the Washington DC and New York offices of Baker, McKenzie.  He specializes in anti-corruption and white collar criminal defense and serves as co-chair of the firm’s North America government enforcement practice and a member of the firm’s Global Compliance and Investigations Steering Committee.  Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, he spent 14 years as a federal prosecutor with the US Department of Justice, where he specialized in transnational organized crime cases.

Hang Nguyen
Baker McKenzie (Ho Chi Minh City)

Nguyen Thuy Hang is a Partner in Baker McKenzie’s Ho Chi Minh city office. Her practice focuses on Employment and Labor, Compliance and Investigation, Corporate Restructuring and Reorganization, and general M&A. She is one of the few Vietnamese lawyers dually admitted to practice law in New York State and Vietnam. Ms. Nguyen has been assisting in various compliance investigation and advice. During her 13 years with Baker McKenzie, she has worked in the Vietnam, Barcelona and London offices. Ms. Nguyen is a Governor of the Board of Governors of American Chamber of Commerce, Ho Chi Minh City Chapter, and chairs its HR Committee.

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