Compliance Strategy

Q&A with AXA Assistance General Counsel: Compliance Strategy During Global Expansion

Watch this snappy Q&A discussion with AXA Assistance’s General Counsel, Joanne Hindle, to find out why she is focussing more on compliance than legal, and what type of external providers they are using during their global expansion.

Riding the Compliance Wave – Creating a Competitive Advantage through Your Compliance Programme by Leveraging Compliance as a Business Differentiator

Richard Masters, Partner, Pinsent Masons and Director at Cerico,  Raffaele Zucca Alessandrelli, Director General Counsel and Compliance Officer, Denso Corporation EMEA & South America and Stephan Mechnig-Giordano, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller  discuss how to create competitive advantage through compliance, what compliance looks like inside their organisations before and share thoughts on how to get business benefit from a compliance program.

How to build a compliance program from scratch

Raffaele Zucca Alessandrelli, Director General Counsel and Compliance Officer, Denso Corporation EMEA & South America looks sheds light on how to build a compliance program from scratch in the aftermath of an incident. Starting with a through risk-assessment.

How to embed GRC throughout the business

Chris Sam, Vice President, Corporate Governance and Group Risk Officer at Sidel Group (Tetra Laval) explains his strategy for embedding GRC throughout the business, the main hurdles he has faced and how he overcame them. 
He also shares his top tips on how to find the right legal or advisory firm to help with particular issues, the best GRC tools and technologies available to assist with compliance and finally the risks that General Counsel and Risk Officers should be aware of in the coming year.

Overcome the main challenges with embedding a compliance program and training throughout the business

Martina Franke, European General Counsel, Nintendo of Europe GmbH discusses  the main challenges with embedding a compliance program and training throughout the business and provides her top tips on how to overcome these. She also discusses the top projects she plans to run in the next year and the services and solutions available which will be most beneficial to aid them.

Out-Sourcing Vs. In-Sourcing Your Legal and Compliance Needs

This interactive session features top legal executives from household names O2 UK, BT Group, Müller. The group of experts debugs strategies and resources available to craft the right delivery model for your legal organisation. Engineering the right balance between in-house work and external support will help you drive efficiencies and minimise costs.

The Tricks of the Trade for Tackling Global Compliance Risk Proactively

Hans Albers, Senior Director and Associate General Counsel EMEA, Juniper Networks, Koen Laagland, Senior Legal Counsel, Nutreco NV and Maciej Hajewski, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Risk Management Department, AEGON provide practical advice on doing business in their global jurisdictions. Get tips on handling regulatory demands, working with local authorities and ensuring you have a robust compliance programme.

Metalor General Counsel Interview: Doing Business in Emerging Markets Whilst Remaining Compliant

Janet McCarthy, Group General Counsel, Metalor spoke with the Legal Exchange Network about how to overcome challenges in relation to compliance in emerging markets, including tips on local connections. If your company is expanding, or you need to roll out a global compliance programme, this interview is a ‘must see.’

A View from Michelin on How to Stay Compliant with the Developing Global Competition Law Landscape

A View from Michelin on How to Stay Compliant with the Developing Global Competition Law Landscape

Patrick Wilkins of TalklawGlobal interviews Johanne Peyre, Head of Antitrust at Michelin to discuss the exciting work she and her team are doing to ensure global anti-trust compliance. Covering topics such as training employees globally, Johanne shares lessons General Counsel can apply in their own organisation.

LexisNexis: Better Safe than Sorry – The case for building a robust sanctions compliance programme

LexisNexis: Better Safe than Sorry – The case for building a robust sanctions compliance programme

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY – The case for building a robust sanctions compliance programme


The increasing number of enforcement agencies and their increasing vehemence in enforcement makes the risk of not keeping up substantial.

More than half a century ago, the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) established the first sanctions regime on Southern Rhodesia, now known as Zimbabwe. Since 1966, the UNSC has enacted 26 sanctions regimes, 13 of which continue today. Such small numbers belie the complexity organisations face maintaining sanctions compliance.

Sanctions regimes were devised as political apparatuses to prevent escalation or settle conflicts, curtail nuclear proliferation, and counter terrorism and human rights violations. While the current consolidated U.N. sanctions list only covers 13 sanctions regimes, the document is 158 pages long, reflecting the extensive collection of individuals, entities or States subject to sanctions. U.N. sanctions regimes are subsequently adopted by supranational bodies like the European Union, as well as individual nations. In addition, countries may have their own sanctions lists related to specific regional threats or other national security considerations.