Right or wrong? In China, you never really know where the red line is, even if you are the manager of a big company. At the same time, multinationals are banned from giving bribes to Chinese or other foreign officials by Western laws such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Recent cases involving pharmaceutical, financial services and other firms have only drawn greater attention to the issue. What exactly is the FCPA? How does it apply in a China context? Are more FCPA-related disclosures likely in the future as Chinese President Xi Jinping cracks down on corruption?
Lesli Ligorner of the law firm Simmons & Simmons explains the challenges facing foreign companies in terms of meeting legal demands and still doing business in China.
DATE: Jan 15 (Thursday)
VENUE: Embassy of Sweden 3, Dongzhimenwai Dajie
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB at the door for non-members
REGISTRATION: at www.fccchina.org/events/15012015/
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Lesli Ligorner is a partner of the China employment group in the Shanghai office of Simmons & Simmons. She specializes in strategic counseling on employment and anti-corruption matters and represents some of the world’s largest corporations in their most sensitive cases. In 2013, she was named Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year by China Law & Practice and AsiaMoney Women in Business Law. She started her career as an attorney for the City of New York and is admitted to the bars of the States of New York and New Jersey.