Lunchtime Seminar: Anti-Corruption Regulation

1 June 2012


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Anti-corruption regulation is on the increase. From massive US corporate fines and jail for individuals to the expanding reach of the UK Bribery Act, the international attack on foreign bribery and corruption has never been stronger.

Australia is a signatory to the UN and OECD Conventions against foreign bribery but its response to international commercial bribery has often been criticised as patchy at best, half-hearted and non-existent at worst.

Australia is now going through a review of its compliance with its international obligations, conducted by the OECD. The review is beingled by two experienced OECD officials, William Loo and Chiawen Kiew.

While they are in Sydney William Loo and Chiawen Kiew will deliver a seminar to members of the public interested in the OECD Anti-Bribery convention and anti-corruption regulation in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region. Specifically their presentation will cover:

  • what is foreign bribery and its impact on society;
  • the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention;
  • the OECD monitoring process, its successes and challenges; and
  • regional initiatives in combating bribery in the Asia Pacific Region.

The presentation will be introduced by Robert Wyld, theAustralian-basedAsia Pacific Regional Officer for the International Bar Association's Anti-Corruption Committee. Michael Ahrens, the Executive Director of Transparency International Australia will provide closing comments.


12.30 - 12.45 Registration

12.45 - 12.47 Introduction by Robert Wyld

12.47 - 13.40 Presentation by William Loo and Chiawen Kiew

13.40 - 13.50 Comments from Michael Ahrens

13.50 - 14.00 Questions

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Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this seminar is equal to 1.25 MCLE/CPD units.

This event is proudly co-presented by Sydney Law School and Transparency International Australia.

Time: 12.45-2.00 Lecture will be held over lunch (registration from 12.30)

Location: Level 13, The Minter Ellison Room, University of Sydney Old Law School, 173 Phillip St Sydney

Cost: Full: $20 (inc GST), SLS Alumni: $16 (inc GST)

Contact: PLaCE Coordinator

Phone: (02) 9351 0323

Email: 03343c472f37102601342d14522e39152a7c30524064033b