Ethics and Compliance Investigations

LUNCH 'N' LEARN SEMINAR
Workplace Ethics and Compliance Investigations

In today’s business landscape, companies face increasing scrutiny and pressure to maintain compliance with regulations and ethical standards. Allegations of fraud or misconduct, whether from employees, third parties, or stakeholders, pose significant risks to organization’s reputation. Effective management is essential in such situations to promptly address the allegations. This entails launching a thorough internal investigation to uncover the truth, protect the interests of the company and the employees, and uphold ethical principles.

To grasp this evolving trend, AmCham, in partnership with Dentons LuatViet, invites members to a lunch ‘n’ learn seminar on June 5 to discuss ethics and compliance investigation in the workplace and how companies should react. Expert speakers from Dentons LuatViet will explore crucial themes and offer actionable insights and strategies for effectively navigating ethics and compliance investigations in the workplace.

Covered Topics:

  • Learn how to prepare investigation plan, gathering evidence and adhering to legal and ethical standards.
  • Explore the necessity and implementation of whistleblower helplines in Vietnam subsidiaries, fostering a culture of transparency and accountability
  • Discover how effective management reacts to crises, promptly addressing allegations of misconduct upon receiving anonymous tips.
  • Uncover strategies to protect whistleblowers, ensuring their safety and encouraging reporting without fear of retaliation
  • Gain insights on the next steps post-investigation, including disciplinary actions, corrective measures, and transparent communication of findings.

By addressing these key aspects of ethics and compliance investigations, companies can effectively manage crises, uphold integrity, and protect their long-term interests.

Guest Speakers

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Eva Szurminska Jaworska

Senior Partner, Dentons LuatViet

Eva has over 25 years of professional experience gained in Vietnam, the EU and in the US markets. She is a member of the Polish Bar of legal Attorneys, Licensed Foreign Lawyer in Vietnam, and a Special Legal Consultant in Washington D.C. In her legal practice Eva leads corporate investigation that extends to all ranges of issues including internal fraud, antibribery and corruption, procurement issues, employment matters, misconduct in the workplace. Eva assists clients in defining the scope and nature of internal investigation inquiry, evaluation of the evidence gathered, and assessment of the right response to allegations. As a former ethical leader of one of the professional services firm in based in an EU country. Eva has extensive experience in conducting ethical investigations in the workplace. Eva also advises clients in relation to antibribery and corruption compliance, data protection and employment compliance matters.

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Nguyen Duc Anh

Senior Associate, Dentons LuatViet

Anh Nguyen is a Senior Associate of Dentons LuatViet, Hanoi office. He is a qualified lawyer with a solid educational background in law and extensive experience in significant areas of litigation and dispute resolution, M&A, corporate, energy, competition and antitrust, and governmental affairs. Throughout his career, he has conducted investigations and vendor compliance reviews for asset disposal exercises, competition-related advice, M&A filings for transaction compliance. He has also conducted transactional and compliance due diligence, setting out a work plan with methodologies, timelines, and deliverables of the entire due diligence phase. His workflow commences with the preparation of the required information checklist, investigation of the provided documents and information, preparing fact-finding interview questionnaires, interviewing target staff for any missing documents in the aspect of noncompliance.

Together, they will share their expertise and experiences in conducting internal investigations, offering valuable guidance to legal & compliance professionals and corporate stakeholders alike. Join us as we explore best practices and emerging trends in the field of internal investigations, empowering organizations to proactively address risks and uphold ethical standards in today’s complex business environment.

DATE:              Wednesday, June 5
TIME:               11:30am – 1:30pm
PLACE:            InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, 5 Tu Hoa Street
COST:             VND 750,000 (members); VND 900,000 (non-members)

Come Lunch ‘n’ Learn with AmCham and enjoy a three-course meal during the discussion. Please register your participation by clicking on the button below or by calling (84) 24 3934 2790.