Companies around the globe that conduct business in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) face complex anticorruption challenges. Since the new Anti-Corruption Law went into effect last year, more than 6,000 criminal cases have been initiated. Additionally, enforcement activities under the FCPA have significantly expanded and FCPA compliance is a top priority for US companies and non-US companies registered on US stock exchanges, particularly in high risk markets such as Russia and the CIS.

Carol M. Welu, partner in the Squire Sanders London office, will be participating in the 2nd Russia and CIS Summit on Anti-Corruption presented by the American Conference Institute (ACI) and C5 Group, which takes place March 11-12, 2010 at the Ararat Park Hyatt in Moscow. The Summit will provide a comprehensive update on the antibribery landscape in Russia and the CIS, the intersection of local antibribery laws and how to implement robust anticorruption policies to comply with local and foreign antibribery laws. Ms. Welu will be on the panel “Detecting Patterns of Bribery: How to Conduct a Corruption Risk Assessment to Identify Trouble Spots” on March 11.

A discount of 10 percent is available. Please use code 953L10.SS when registering.

For further information about the Summit and to register, please visit the ACI website.