Compliance laws have proliferated rapidly around the world in recent years, reflecting society’s increasing ethical expectations about the governance of business conduct. Managing the growth of these legal compliance requirements is challenging for businesses without the right tools to foster a compliance culture.
Compliance has become particularly important in the field of antitrust law. Sanctions for antitrust violations are often substantial, with potentially massive reputational damage to companies resulting from adverse antitrust findings. To date there is no international consensus among antitrust enforcement agencies on how to support businesses in their genuine antitrust compliance efforts.
Therefore, the ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit and the September 9 Toolkit Workshop come at a critical time. The International Chamber of Commerce and USCIB seek to foster understanding between business and antitrust agencies through the toolkit and the upcoming program.
ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit Workshop
September 9, 2014 – 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Kaye Scholer LLP 425 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022-3598
To register, please email Rachel Spence at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, title and organization.
Many companies already have antitrust compliance programs in place to help protect themselves and their shareholders. In order to support business in these efforts, ICC has developed practical tips, guidance and advice to assist companies in building and reinforcing credible antitrust compliance programs, taking into account both the risks these companies face and the resources available to them.
This global toolkit complements materials produced by antitrust agencies and other sources of guidance by focusing on practical steps companies can take internally to embed a successful compliance culture. The toolkit has been produced by the ICC Task Force on Antitrust Compliance and Advocacy following suggestions from a number of antitrust enforcement agencies.
Organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB), the event will be hosted by Kaye Scholer LLP from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in New York City immediately following the Joint USCIB Competition Committee and ICC Competition Commission Meeting.
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Registration
1:30 p.m. to 1:35 p.m. – Introductory remarks
John M. Taladay, Partner, Baker Botts
1:35 p.m. to 2:05 p.m. – Keynote Speaker
Brent C. Snyder, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement, U.S. Department of Justice
2:05 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Presentation of the ICC Antitrust Compliance Toolkit
Anne Riley, Group Antitrust Counsel and Associate General Counsel, Shell International Limited
2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Coffee Break
2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. – Case Study on the Risk Assessment
This session will begin with a presentation of the case study, which will be provided to participants prior to the meeting, and follow with discussion groups that will be facilitated by the organizers.
3:45 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. – Panel discussion on corporate compliance programs
Charles Webb, Senior Director, International Antitrust Compliance, Wal-Mart
Aimee Immundo, Senior Counsel, Competition Law and Compliance, General Electric
Scott Hemphill, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, Former Antitrust Bureau Chief for the New York Attorney General
4:25 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Conclusions
Jennifer B. Patterson, Partner, Kaye Scholer LLP
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Cocktail Hour