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American Conference Institute presents the 22nd National Conference on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Wednesday, November 18 06:00 AM BST to 06:00 AM BST

ACI presents a two-day FCPA compliance conference: November 17-18, 2009 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC.

2009 has brought a change of administration, unprecedented economic challenges and an increase in FCPA enforcement all of which means that now, more than ever - you and your team will need to benefit from the practical perspective of seasoned corporate FCPA compliance executives, get an update on enforcement and policy initiatives from top Government officials and FCPA attorneys, and learn how industry is setting up internal controls to comply in this constantly changing global legal landscape.

Timothy Dickinson, a partner in the Paul Hastings Litigation practice, is a featured panelist on day one of the conference.

Tuesday, November 17, 20092:15 pm - 3:15 pm"Minimizing Consortia and Joint Venture FCPA Risks"

  • Identifying special risks for JVs and consortia that other third party relationships may not have

  • Managing joint venture and consortia risks when the participants are subject to different legal regimes

  • What due diligence is appropriate or required for Joint Venture partners

  • What the US authorities will expect of JVs vs. other third party relationships

  • How to handle the cultural divide that may exist between JV partners

  • Dealing with different accounting practices and standards that various JV partners may have

  • What reps and warranties or other contract language is reasonable to expect of JV partners

  • How to deal with an investigation of a JV if an issue arises

  • What special issues may arise if the JV includes a government partner

  • Resolving disputes among partners in an FCPA situation

For additional information and to register, please visit the conference website.

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