ALB SE Asia Anti-Corruption and Corporate Compliance Forum 2020
1. The Forum
The ALB SE Asia Anti-Corruption and Corporate Compliance Forum 2020 was held virtually on 16 September 2020 providing practical solutions for anti-corruption risks faced by companies during these trying times and discuss compliance enforcement updates within the Southeast Asia region.
2. The Programme
The half-day webinar featured more than 10 global speakers across various companies including a multinational bank (Scotiabank), law firms from Vietnam (LNT & Partners), Malaysia (Wong & Partners) and Singapore (Eugene Thuraisingam LLP), Frontiir, Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Financial Services), Liberty Insurance Limited, Fusionex International, Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., Consilio, Fidelity International, Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc., and Magickwoods, as follows:
|Managing Director Head of Legal – Asia Pacific||
|2.||Dr Anh Tuan Nguyen||Partner||LNT & Partners|
|3.||Kherk Ying Chew||Partner||Wong & Partners|
|4.||Suang Wijaya||Partner||Eugene Thuraisingam LLP|
|5.||Lope Del Rosario Manuel, Jr.||Vice President for Legal and Corporate Affairs||Frontiir|
|6.||Susheel Kaur||General Counsel & Compliance Responsible||
Mercedes-Benz Services Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Financial Services)
Vietnam Legal & Compliance Director, Asia MCM Legal & Compliance Leader,
|Liberty Insurance Limited|
Managing Director Malaysia & Lead Counsel Asia & Regional Compliance Officer Asia
|9.||Sharin Kaur Veriah||Group Chief Legal and Compliance Officer||
|10.||Ben Rusch||Vice President, Review Solutions||Consilio|
Asia Pacific Head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption and Internal Investigations
|12.||Manuel Alberto R. Colayco||SVP – Chief Legal and Compliance Officer||
Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc.
|13.||Jessica Chuah||Compliance Director||Clik|
|14.||Raghunath Rath||Head of Compliance and General Counsel||Magickwoods|
The four main sessions of the webinar consisted of:
a. Corporate Compliance and Corporate Criminal Liability Across Southeast Asia
In this regional spotlight panel session moderated by Mr Stanley Park, the panel of distinguished speakers Dr Anh Tuan Nguyen, Ms Kherk Ying Chew, and our Mr Suang Wijaya shared the recent and key developments in corporate compliance and corporate liability across Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore.
b. Compliance In Time Of A Pandemic
In the Compliance Roundtable session moderated by Mr Lope Del Rosario Manuel, the esteemed panel of speakers Ms Susheel Kaur, Mr Thang Vu, Mr Jaroslaw Jankowski, and Ms Sharin Kaur Veriah provided first-hand insights on how compliance personnel can weather the “New Normal” and maintain compliance during these trying times.
c. The Adventures of Multilingual Investigations
In this presentation, Mr Ben Rusch delivered selected stories from behind the scenes of the e-Discovery world.
d. Beefing Up Your Compliance Program In The Face Of Increased Cross-Border Enforcement
In this panel session moderated by Ms Christina Winn, the eminent panel of speakers Mr Manuel Alberto R. Colayco, Ms Jessica Chuah, and Mr Raghunath Rath shared on some of the strategies on:
- How bribery schemes are evolving and how to detect them
- What leading companies are doing to implement effective cross-border compliance
- How to identify and mitigate high risk transactions
- How much due diligence is enough? What is the right balance for your business?
- When a cross-border investigation becomes a crisis: What should you do?
We hope that the webinar was insightful and had shed some light on critical developments and practical solutions for anti-corruption risks faced on a daily basis across Southeast Asia.