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Event: Global Investigations Breakfast at Freshfields (DC - April 21)

The partners of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are inviting readers of the FCPA Blog to a Global Investigations breakfast to discuss resolving fraud and corruption investigations by the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank related to the more than $71 billion in corporate contracts they fund each year.

Global investigations by the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) are on the rise -- in the first quarter of 2017, the World Bank has debarred 31 entities (including cross-debarments). And with more cooperation among regulators and the MDBs, multinational companies may find misconduct in one part of their business can have far-reaching consequences.

Opening remarks will be provided by:

Leonard McCarthy, Integrity Vice President of the World Bank Group

Panellists include:

Stephen Zimmermann, Director of Operations for the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency

Maristella Aldana, Chief of the Office of Institutional Integrity, Inter-American  Development Bank

Geoff Nicholas, Co-Head of the Global Investigations practice of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

The topics for discussion include:

  • Defining the options for corporates once an investigation has started
  • The types of resolutions that may result (declination, a private or public letter of reprimand, non-debarment, conditional debarment, debarment, and restitution), and
  • The panoply of issues that arise for those that elect to settle an investigation and differences between MDB regimes

The panel will be moderated by Daniel Braun of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Washington Office.

When:       09:00AM-10:30AM, Friday, April 21, 2017

Where:      Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 
                    700 13th St, Washington, DC

Register here

Contact Sara Abawi for more information.