Business Corruption in China

Brent Carlson, Director, AlixPartners, San Francisco
Edward Fishman, Partner, K&L Gates, Washington D.C.

Corruption has become a hot topic in China and among multinational companies with operations there. Increased enforcement activities reflected in recent cases demonstrate that corruption has become a high profile issue for both Chinese and U.S. law enforcement authorities (but each with their own agenda). Join us for a discussion on business corruption issues in China, presented by Brent Carlson of AlixPartners and Ed Fishman of the law firm of K&L Gates, who have extensive experience in helping companies address corruption issues in the PRC. In addition to providing an overview of recent cases and their implications to doing business in China, Messrs. Carlson and Fishman will discuss best practices used by companies to address corruption issues. Discussion Points: Business Corruption in China -- The Perfect Storm -- The Costs of Corruption -- Why is it Problematic? -- Why the "King Who Looked Left and Right and Talked of Other Things" -- China's Anti-Corruption Measures and Recent Politicization -- Recent Cases in the News -- Doing Business in China -- Key Risks and Challenges Faced by Multinationals -- The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act -- Overview, Issues & Strategies

Thursday, October 29, 2009 | 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor

Center for East Asian Studies