Mergers and Acquisitions Under the FCPA
Featuring Thomas Fox (50 mins)
The Department of Justice and The Securities and Exchange Commission have handed out higher FCPA penalties in the past year than in any previous year, but one particular area of risk for global companies is in mergers and acquisitions. Recently a major American company was in the news regarding mergers and acquisition activity with a French company that was under investigation for FCPA violations. Four of the French company’s executives had been indicted for their role in a bribery scheme regarding a project in Indonesia. What would the American company’s FCPA exposure be in that situation? It’s a complex question but one that is important for every compliance officer to understand.
This on-demand webcast Mergers and Acquisitions Under the FCPA, led by Tom Fox, FCPA expert and author, will discuss several recent enforcement actions against companies who have gotten into FCPA trouble during M&A activity, as well as best practices your company can follow to mitigate risk and liability in the context of mergers and acquisitions. Tom will highlight 15 Key Corruption Risk Factors in Mergers and Acquisitions that all compliance officers should know.
YOU WILL LEARN
- 15 key corruption risk factors in M&A scenarios
- Takeaways from recent FCPA enforcement actions
- Best practices for pre-acquisition and post acquisition activities
Thomas R. Fox, FCPA Expert & Owner (Tom Fox Law, LLC)
Tom Fox has practiced law in Houston for 30 years. He is now an Independent Consultant, assisting companies with anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance. He was most recently the General Counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and service company. He was previously division counsel with Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. where he supported Halliburton’s software division and its downhole division.
Tom is the author of the award winning FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog and the international best-selling books “Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics” and “Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act”. His book, “GSK in China: A Game Changer for Compliance” was released in August 2013. His latest book is Leadership in Anti-Bribery, which he co-authored with Jon Rydberg. He writes and lectures across the globe on anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance programs.