Over the past year the Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange has welcomed 100s of leading General Counsels and Chief Compliance Officers from Europe’s biggest brands to drive transformational change for In House Counsels.
Transformation of the legal sector is a given, but at the Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange we didn’t want to sit back and watch. We wanted to become catalysts for change, drivers of innovation and enablers of digitalisation. From hosting a whole array of discussion groups, one to one business meetings and VIP gatherings we have worked with the leading experts in their given fields of legal technology and consultancy, the most senior law firms partners and the General Counsels and Chief Compliance Officers to pin point areas for transformational change.
This year, we asked our community what ‘change’ meant to them to find out where best we could support our legal community.
We hope you enjoy our report.
Ahead of the 2018 Corporate Counsel & Compliance Exchange at the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin this October, attendees were asked what their top challenges were and where they plan to spend their budget over the next 6 - 18 months.
Our strategic event partners Eversheds Sutherland have created this fantastic research report that identifies:
- Showcases the most useful training and experience to succeed In-House
- Highlights the obstacles faced by In-House lawyers when it comes to achieving their career ambitions
- Provides guidance as In-House counsel plot their career track towards the GC role or other senior management
Denise Jagger, Client Development Partner spoke at the Corporate Counsel & Compliance Exchange in April and has since conducted in-depth interviews with over 140 General Counsel for this report. This is a must read report that we wanted to share - so enjoy!
How to remain compliant in an era where regulation keeps growing
Main challenges associated with risk and how to overcome these
How to become the business architect of your legal services
How to prepare for the new technology such as artificial intelligence
Creating a Risk Mitigation Process that Stands Up to Regulator Scrutiny
Complete compliance risk avoidance is a laudable goal, but due to the complexity of global supply chains and reliance on third party networks – particularly when expanding into emerging markets – organizations increasingly recognize that a violation can happen, despite best intentions.
In 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) acknowledged the challenge that organizations face, and introduced a one-year pilot program as part of its “robust and transparent enforcement program targeting violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).” The program was then extended in 2017, until Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced on November 29, 2017 – in a speech marking the 40th anniversary since Congress enacted the FCPA – that the FCPA Pilot Program would be made permanent and expanded to offer even greater incentives for voluntary disclosure of potential FCPA violations.
Companies must design an effective compliance strategy to comply with the ever-changing FCPA program.
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.
Ahead of the Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange this October, grab a taste of what you can expect with this exclusive case study from event sponsors Lawyers On Demand on their recent work with Google, that ranged from short term cover to ease general workflow, to longer term assignments to deal with gaps in the legal team, special projects and peaks in work.
Are you prepared for 25 May 2018, when the new world of data protection takes effect with its wider scope, tougher rules and harsher fines?
Check your progress with these 8 steps towards GDPR compliance, taken from our expert panel at the Corporate Counsel and Compliance Exchange 2017 with; State Street Bank, Credit Suisse AG and Easyjet. Get your copy today!