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Brazil Battles Corruption: Is Your Company Ready?

2:00 - 7:00pm - Monday, November 5, 2012 - Brasilia

The fight against corruption is changing the way of doing business in Brazil. Anti-graft legislation making its way through the Brazilian congress will extend to the corporate world the zero-tolerance policy introduced by President Dilma Rousseff within her own government. How prepared is your business for the new law? How does it compare with other major laws that international companies must comply with? What compliance programs will you need? What business risks do you face?

In this complimentary event, Thomson Reuters Foundation will guide you through the anti-corruption landscape for doing business in Brazil. A leading destination for international investment as major sports events come to Brazil and a country with a strong legal framework, knowing how to operate successfully is essential to your growth in this fast-growing market, which makes this a must attend event.


REGISTRATION 1:30pm

2:00pm OPENING ADDRESS: Monique Villa, CEO of Thomson Reuters Foundation

2:20pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Jose Eduardo Cardozo (invited), Justice Minister of Brazil

PANEL DISCUSSION 3:00pm

What Business Needs to Know About the Anti-Bribery Bill

Moderator:

Matteson Ellis – leading U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act attorney with extensive experience in anti-corruption throughout the Americas, the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank.

Panelists:

Congressman Carlos Zarattini – Head of the special committee on anti-corruption in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies

Jorge Hage Sobrinho – Minister of State, Office of the Comptroller General, which will enforce the bill.

COFFEE BREAK 4:00pm

ADDRESS 4:15pm

Fighting Corruption on the Global Stage: The Importance of Brazil

Speaker:

Lucinda Low - partner at Steptoe and Johnson LLP, Washington, D.C. (Video conference)

PANEL DISCUSSION 4:30pm

Clean-Up: Getting on the Right Side of the Law

Moderator:

Stella Dawson - chief correspondent for anti-corruption, Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Panelists:

Wagner Giovanini - Compliance Director for South America, Siemans AG.

Carlos Henrique da Silva Ayres - Attorney at the Brazilian law firm Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados and co-chair of the Anti-Corruption Compliance Committee of the Brazilian Institute of Business Law (IBRADEMP).

Josie Jardim - General Counsel for Latin America, General Electric Co.

COCKTAILS 5:30pm - 7:00pm



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Seminar Details

Date: Monday November 5th 2012
Time: 2:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Nobile Lakeside Resort Hotel, Shtn Trecho 1lt02 Proj Orla3, Lago Norte, Brasilia
Website: www.Trust.org