28 May 2019

The transatlantic Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) team of white collar crime partners, Audrey Koh (UK) and Claire Rauscher (US), were speakers at the May meeting of the Association of Corporate Counsel's (ACC) Compliance and Ethics Network.

Koh and Rauscher spoke on “Global Compliance: Complying with the Growing Patchwork of Legal Requirements”. They were joined by Spencer Aldridge, SCOR Group Chief Compliance Officer. The webinar took place on 8 May 2019. 

The French anti-corruption law, which took effect in December 2016, requires companies to have compliance programmes meeting specific standards. Thus, France joins other countries, like the UK, Brazil, Chile, and others, in setting requirements for corporate compliance programmes. But are these all the same? And is it possible to implement consistent, global policies, procedures, and internal controls to meet these various standards? Add to that other emerging legal requirements, such as whistleblower protection and data privacy laws, and what is a company to do? Aldridge, Koh and Rauscher discussed ways to successfully navigate this patchwork and build on best practices to create a sustainable and effective compliance programme across the globe.

Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP is the long-time sponsor of the ACC Compliance and Ethics Network.