Workshop A – Gifts, Travel, Entertainment and Hospitality in High-Risk Markets: A Practical Guide to Resolving Key Challenges-Aligning Compliance, Business Development, Sales and Marketing

Sep 22, 2020 9:00am – 12:30pm

Sarah Klein
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP (UK)

Thomas Littlechild
EMEA Senior Counsel, Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions, and Anti-Corruption (ASA)
Wells Fargo

Michael Casey
Kirkland & Ellis

This special workshop will feature experts presenting and facilitating a lively exchange with delegates—via case studies and hypotheticals—on how to resolve the most vexing dilemmas regarding gifts, travel, entertainment and hospitality. Following an in-depth discussion of the above, panel experts will cover the gamut of practical solutions and lessons learned.

  • Sponsorship, donation, travel arrangements, conferences, advisory boards and other entertainment offerings under the microscope
  • Heightened risk factors confronting Swiss and international companies with operations in Switzerland, and how to set up controls to flag them early
  • How to determine what is a “reasonable” gift, entertainment or hospitality request
  • Leveraging analytical tools for robust oversight of corporate policies and proc
  • The finer points of inviting government officials to events and offering travel
  • What evidence is now required to prove the commercial purpose vs. public interest of sponsorship and donations
  • Fostering compliance awareness of marketing and sales managers: How to know if you are resonating
  • Best practices for ongoing training, programme stress-testing, internal controls, action plan building and employee hotline reporting