Past event

Conference

Combating Global Corruption

Shared Standards and Common Practice?

3 Feb 2014 - 09:30 to 4 Feb 2014 - 13:30

Chatham House, London

Corruption continues to undermine global prosperity. The implementation of international treaties is inconsistent and national approaches to combating corruption differ as governments change. In an increasingly complex environment, multinational businesses must balance commercial priorities against investing in compliance.

This conference will assess how the fight against corruption is likely to develop and consider the prospects for concerted action to tackle this global issue.

  • How is international anti-corruption legislation likely to evolve?

  • What can be learned from anti-corruption efforts in states where corruption is ‘endemic’?

  • What is the role of civil society in monitoring, identifying and preventing corruption?

  • Will developments in international asset recovery deter corruption? Is more action needed?

  • How does addressing corporate culture affect business? 

  • Maria Åsenius

    • Head of Cabinet, Commissioner for Home Affairs
  • Robert Beschel

    • Head Public Sector Specialist and Head, Governance and Public Accountability Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network
  • Jennifer Shasky Calvery

    • Director
  • Roger Cook

    • Detective Inspector, Overseas Anti-Corruption Unit
  • Elaine K Dezenski

    • Senior Director, Head of Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI)
  • Mark Galeotti

    • Professor of Global Affairs, Center for Global Affairs
  • Patrick Garver

    • Good Governance Group (G3)
  • John Githongo

    • Chief Executive Officer
  • Lord Gold

    • Good Governance Group (G3)
  • Dimitri Gvindadze

    • Minister of Finance (2011-12)
  • Andrew Hayward

    • Group Head of Compliance and Ethics
  • Christopher Hird

    • Managing Editor
  • Angel Gurría

    • Secretary-General
  • Dr Mo Ibrahim

    • Founder and Chair
  • Lucinda Low

    • Partner
  • Massimo Mantovani

    • Senior Executive Vice President, and General Counsel Legal Affairs Department
  • Dominic Martin

    • Director, G8
  • Leonard McCarthy

    • Vice President, Integrity
  • Elena Panfilova

    • Director
  • Mark Pieth

    • Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Basel and
  • Swati Ramanathan

    • Co-founder
  • Dame Barbara Stocking

    • President, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge and
  • Patrick Stokes

    • Deputy Chief, FCPA Unit, Fraud Section, Criminal Division
  • B C Tan

    • Head of Research, Asia Pacific
  • Martin Tisné

    • Director, Policy
  • Elizabeth Wilmshurst CMG

    • Associate Fellow, International Law
  • Alden McLaughlin

    • Premier
  • Justine Walker

    • Director, Financial Crime, Sanctions and Bribery
  • Michael Woodford

    • Former CEO

This conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule. Information for journalists
Press can request a press pass using the form below.

Sponsored by

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Supported by

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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact George Woodhams on +44 (0)20 7957 5732 or email gwoodhams@chathamhouse.org.

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Venue

Chatham House

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Conference Unit
Chatham House
10 St James's Square
London
SW1Y 4LE
UK

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Accommodation

Although we cannot book accommodation for delegates, we have arranged a reduced rate at some nearby hotels, where you can book your own accommodation. Please inform the hotel that you will be attending a conference at Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) to qualify for the Institute's reduced rate.

Please note all rates are subject to availability.

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The Cavendish London
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DAY ONE
Monday 3 February
09:30

Session One
Treaties and Conventions -From Agreement to Implementation
09:30 - 11:00

  • What progress have international and regional bodies made in the fight against corruption?

  • How has implementation differed on either side of the Atlantic? How are UK and US approaches likely to evolve?

  • What immediate action is required from the public sector? How can development banks contribute to combating corruption?

  • What problems have been identified with the extraterritorial reach of anti-corruption legislation?

Chair
Elizabeth Wilmshurst CMG, Associate Fellow, International Law, Chatham House

Keynote Address – on the record
Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

Questions and discussion

Chair
Elizabeth Wilmshurst CMG, Associate Fellow, International Law, Chatham House

Moderated Panel Discussion

Patrick Stokes, Deputy Chief, FCPA Unit, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice

Maria Åsenius, Head of Cabinet, Commissioner for Home Affairs, European Commission

Robert Beschel, Lead Public Sector Specialist and Head, Governance and Public Accountability Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, World Bank

Lucinda Low, Partner, Steptoe and Johnson LLP


11:00-11:30  Refreshments


Session Two
“Endemic Corruption” - Mitigating Risks and Effecting Change
11:30 - 13:30

  • What can be learnt from national reforms in states where corruption has historically been endemic?

  • Can international law effect cultural change in states where corruption is endemic?

  • What checks and balances can ensure that anti-corruption initiatives are independent and non-partisan?

  • In countries where corruption is endemic, is it possible for companies to secure business and comply with international law?

  • How can companies with higher ethical standards win contracts when they are competing with less scrupulous firms, or firms from less regulated jurisdictions?

Chair
Stuart Popham QC, Chairman, Chatham House

Keynote Address – on the record
Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Questions and discussion

Chair
Dame Barbara Stocking, President, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge and former Chief Executive, Oxfam GB (2001-13)

Speakers
Mark Galeotti, Professor of Global Affairs, Center for Global Affairs, New York University

Elena Panfilova
, Director, Transparency International Russia

Dimitri Gvindadze, Lead Regional Economist for Ukraine and neighbouring countries, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and former Minister of Finance of Georgia

John Githongo, CEO, Inuka Kenya Trust

Patrick Garver, Good Governance Group (G3)

Questions and discussion

13:30-14:30  Lunch


Session Three
Compliance and Culture – Core Principles of Good Business
14:30 – 17:00

  • What impact does engaging with corruption and addressing corporate culture have on business outcomes?

  • How can national and international businesses ensure anti-corruption compliance across their supply chains? What methods and tools have proven effective?

  • Can risk-based approaches help to navigate the challenges of different jurisdictions? What role should reputation management play?

  • How can sector-specific and multi-industry initiatives share best practice and level the playing field?


Moderated Panel Discussion

Panellists will address case studies proposed by delegates prior to the conference and invite delegates to contribute.

Chair
Lord Gold, Good Governance Group (G3)

Panellists
Elaine K Dezenski, Senior Director, Head of Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), World Economic Forum

Lucinda Low, Partner, Steptoe and Johnson LLP

Massimo Mantovani, General Counsel, ENI SpA

Andrew Hayward, Group Head of Compliance and Ethics, Subsea 7 SA

15:30 – 16:00   Refreshments

Moderated panel discussion
Panelists will draw out best practice and any relevant policy proposals from the case studies.

Chair and panellists as above


17:15    End of day one and drinks reception hosted by Chatham House


DAY TWO
Tuesday 4 February
09:30

Session Four
Identifying, Exposing and Preventing Corruption
09:30 - 11:15

  • How can the media effectively expose corruption and avoid defamation?

  • What role can technology play in monitoring, identifying and preventing corruption?

  • What are the challenges to investigating and prosecuting international corruption?

  • Are current frameworks to protect whistle-blowers sufficient? What further action is required from the private and public sectors?

Chair
Leonard McCarthy, Vice President, Integrity, World Bank

Speakers
Christopher Hird, Managing Editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

Swati Ramanathan, Co-founder, Ipaidabribe.com,  Janagraaha Foundation

Martin Tisné, Director, Policy, Omidyar Network UK

Roger Cook, Detective Inspector, Overseas Anti-Corruption Unit, City of London Police

Michael Woodford, Former CEO, Olympus 

Questions and discussion

11:15 – 11:45 Refreshments


Session Five
Recovering the Proceeds of Corruption
11:45 - 13:00

  • Are current frameworks adequate to recover the proceeds of corruption? Do they build the necessary relationships between the public and private sectors?

  • What are the emerging responsibilities of the financial sector?  How is anti-money laundering regulation likely to develop? 

  • What are the obstacles to addressing the interface between corruption and offshore financial centres and how can they be overcome?

  • What impact will recent transparency initiatives, e.g. from the G8, have in practice?

Chair
Mark Pieth, Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Basel and former Chairman, OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions

Keynote Address – on the record
Alden McLaughlin, Premier, Cayman Islands

Questions and discussion

Dominic Martin, Director, G8, Cabinet Office, UK

Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Director, The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), United States Department of the Treasury

Justine Walker, Director, Financial Crime, Sanctions and Bribery, British Bankers Association

B C Tan, Head of Research, Asia Pacific, World Check

Questions and discussion

13:30   Close of conference and lunch

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