Sapin II - Expecting a visit from the French Anti-Corruption Agency? Our advice on how to make sure you are prepared for a regulatory inspection from this new authority, and on how to interact with the inspection team to optimise the outcome for your firm.
16:00 - London
17:00 - Paris
This webinar will provide advice on how to make sure you are prepared for a regulatory inspection by the new anti-corruption authority in France, and on how to interact with the inspection team to optimise the outcome for your firm.
One year on from the Sapin II law’s entry into force, the French Anti-corruption Agency (FAA) has published guidance to assist regulated firms and a number of inspections have commenced, just as the authority announced at the beginning of 2017. The FAA has issued a comprehensive list of 163 questions to help firms prepare for a visit, although at first glance the scope and content of the information and documents seem all-encompassing, and references to internal controls and an ongoing compliance programme are prominent.
Thorough preparation is essential to ensure that firms can provide the requested information in a timely fashion, and to identify staff members who may be interviewed and ensure they are properly briefed ahead of their contact with the investigating team.
In this webinar we will address the key points that the FAA will be looking to verify, examining whether the overall anti-corruption framework properly covers the firm’s activities and is effective.
Firms that can demonstrate their understanding of the regulator’s agenda during an inspection process and take an active role is the inspection process should be well placed to ensure the best possible outcome.
Jean-Jaques Quang, a director at Duff & Phelps, is in charge of compliance and risk activities in France. He has hands-on experience of many anti-corruption frameworks internationally and more recently in France, working for large international corporates on both the preventive compliance aspects and on detecting corruption with corporate investigations.
Hannah Rossiter, a director at Duff & Phelps, is in charge of compliance and regulatory activities in France. She has significant experience with inspections with French administrative authorities such as the ACPR, AMF and FAA, and advises and prepares clients ahead of or during the regulatory inspection process.
If you would like to attend this webinar in French at 11am CET, please click here.