The Corporate Compliance Challenge: Crisis Prevention and Threat Management

The Corporate Compliance Challenge: Crisis Prevention and Threat Management

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Trends in foreign bribery charges by the US, UK and other national authorities increasingly use negotiated settlements rather than prosecution. This practice raises questions of consistency of approach across jurisdictions and important considerations for corporate compliance practice. Of particular interest is how corporations need to adapt their crisis prevention and management practices in order to stay ahead of the curve.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, October 3
Venue: Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest, 1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 7-8.
Time: 09:00-13:30 (Registration opens at 08:30)

The event will be held in English without translation.

Draft Agenda
08:30-09:00 Registration and Networking

09:00-09:05 Opening Remarks by David Young, Co-Chair of AmCham’s Governance and Transparency Committee

09:05-09:15 Opening Remarks by David Kostelancik, Chargé’d Affaires, a.i., US Embassy, Budapest

09:15-09:40 Keynote speech by Fabien Ganivet, Partner, DLA Piper, Former Advisor to the Cabinet of Homeland Security and of the Minister of Defense of France

About Fabien Ganivet:

Fabien Ganivet’s practice focuses on compliance (compliance programs and risk management) and white-collar defense (criminal business law, commercial criminal law, and employment-related criminal issues).

Fabien advises and assists different types of corporates, in particular legal, ethics and compliance and human resources departments of international groups, in the implementation, assessment and strengthening of their compliance measures (codes of conduct, internal audit procedures, risk analysis, whistle-blowing, trainings…) in the context of both new French legal requirements (Sapin II Law, Duty of care and oversight) and foreign regulations (UKBA, FCPA) they may be subject to.

Providing the firm’s clients with advice and litigation assistance, he represents companies and their executives in the framework of criminal or regulatory investigations and proceedings led by judicial authorities as well as French or foreign Government agencies. Overall, his experience covers white collar crime litigation (from initial investigations to potential trial), risk prevention and crisis management, with significant experience in corporate and employment-related criminal law.

09:40-09:55 Coffee and Networking

09:55-11:45 Panel Discussion followed by Q&A; moderated by Dávid Kőhegyi, Head of Compliance and Investigations, DLA Piper and Judit Budai, Partner, Szecskay Attorneys at Law

  • Implementing early warning systems to prevent a crisis situation
  • Precautionary steps to reduce the impact of a crisis
  • Mitigating risks in practice in connection with and during an investigation
  • What cooperation actions or steps can be carried out or advisable to eliminate and/or reduce sanctions/fines


  • Fabien Ganivet, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Dr. Tamás Seres, General Counsel, Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary
  • Tímea Halkó, Director of Legal and Global Operations, Richter Gedeon
  • Orsolya Pájer, Compliance Officer Danube Region, Siemens
  • Gábor Zsámboki, CEO, ANY Security Printing Company

11:45-11:50 Closing Remarks by David Young, Co-Chair of AmCham’s Governance and Transparency Committee

11:50-13:30 Luncheon


For sponsorship opportunities please contact Zsófia Juhász (E-mail:; Phone: + 36 1 428-2085).


To guarantee your seat, please register on-line (please log in first)  or by e-mail to  by Tuesday, September 26. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Please be informed that from non-members we accept payment in advance only. Written cancellations made by September 26 receive a full refund. Late cancellations or “no-shows” will be charged.

Event information

Tuesday, 03 October, 2017
Registration: 08:30 - 09:00
Time: 09:00 - 13:30

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest, 1051 Budapest, Erzsébet tér 7-8.

AmCham members in good standing: HUF 19050 /person; Non-members: HUF 25400 /person

Participation fee includes VAT.
To guarantee your seat, please register on-line (please log-in first) or by e-mail to by Tuesday, September 26. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Cancellations can be made by Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Late cancellations or “no-shows” will be charged.


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