FULLY BOOKED: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or Why is the US Department of Justice and the SEC Interested in Your Business? A Practical Guide for Companies

  • Thursday, 06 February, 2014

The American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary 
cordially invites you to its next Morning Seminar on 

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or Why is the US Department of Justice and the SEC Interested in Your Business?
A Practical Guide for Companies.

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THE EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED, UNFORTUNATELY WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY REGISTRATIONS. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SAME EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE HUNGARIAN OUTSOURCING ASSOCIATION (HOA) IN THE AFTERNOON, SHOULD YOU WISH TO ATTEND PLEASE VISIT http://hoa.hu/foreign-corrupt-practices-registration.

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The DOJ (Department of Justice) and SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) net is wide and can easily trap the unwary. Mary Mulligan and Kent Anker, from Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP in New York, who have defended clients in FCPA investigations around the world, will discuss trends and decisions (including cases with Hungarian relevance) shaping the enforcement regime and provide practical advice for foreign companies and individuals.

Mulligan and Anker will discuss current issues in FCPA enforcement including: the SEC’s increased role, the use of additional statutes (such as anti-money laundering statutes) in addition to the FCPA, increased jurisdiction over foreign individuals with very limited contacts with the United States based on signed SEC filings, Sarbanes-Oxley certifications or sub-certifications, and auditor letters, the importance of internal controls and accurate books and records, need to monitor local consultants, new incentives for whistleblowers, and the implications of using US-based computer servers even unknowingly.

Judit Budai and Zoltán Balázs Kovács, from Szecskay Attorneys at Law in Budapest, will discuss the legal requirements companies have to comply with when setting up a whistle-blowing hotline scheme in Hungary. Budai and Kovács will also discuss the new act entering into force on 1 January 2014 concerning whistle-blowing / reports of public interest as well as an evolving new trend pursuant to which more and more US or US-related companies require possible Hungarian contractual partners to warrant that they comply with the FCPA, as a condition for entering into an agreement.

The event will be held in English with no translation.

How to register
To guarantee your seat, please register on-line by clicking the above green button or by e-mail to anita.arvai@amcham.hu by Tuesday, 4 February. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Participation is limited to a max. of 2 persons per company.

Event information

Thursday, 06 February, 2014
Registration: 08:30 - 09:00
Time: 09:00 - 10:30

AmCham Conference Room, 1051 Budapest, Szent István tér 11., 6th floor

The event is only open for members. There is no participation fee for Members.

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