Thursday 6 December 2018


08.15 - 08.55


Ground floor, 13 rue de l’Université 75007 Paris 






09.00 - 09.10

Christophe Jamin (Dean of the Sciences Po Law School)

Conference Welcome



09.10 - 09.20

Régis Bismuth (Professor at Sciences Po Law School)

Introductory Remarks




09.20 - 10.50

Panel 1

International Sources of Anti-Corruption Law: Eclecticism or Convergence?




Daniel Eduardo Bonilla Maldonado (Professor, Universidad de los Andes & Visiting Professor at Sciences Po Law School)



Jessica Ansart (Georgetown University Law Center & Sciences Po) & Elitza Katzarova (Chair of International Relations, University of Brunswick)

The Americanization of International Anti-Corruption: The Influence of the FCPA on the OAS and OECD Conventions



Jimena Reyes (International Federation for Human Rights – FIDH)

The Role of the UN Human Rights Covenants and the American Convention on Human Rights in Shaping International Anti-Corruption Norms



Dr. Alexandra Manea (Counsel, Office of Suspension and Debarment, World Bank) & Jamieson Smith (Chief Suspension and Debarment Officer, Office of Suspension and Debarment, World Bank)

In Search for a Tailored Approach to Anti-Corruption Sanctions in the International Development Context



Vishal Sharma (Assistant Professor, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, Uttarakhand)

Impact of Corruption on the Implementation of International Law: A Critical Perspective 


10.50 - 11.45

Coffee break


11.20 - 12.30

Panel 2

Regional Perspectives on Transnationalization




Patrick Moulette (Head of the OECD Anti-Corruption Division)



Rachel Brewster (Professor at Duke Law School & Co-director of Duke's Center for International and Comparative Law) & Andres Ortiz (Attorney, Ecuador & LL.M., Duke Law School)

Transnationalization in Latin America: Political and Legal Developments in Anti-Corruption



Juanita Ceesay (Lecturer & PhD candidate at Sciences Po Law School)

Global North vs Global South: Overcoming the Limits of the Transnationalization of Anti-Corruption Laws



Qingxiu Bu (Associate Professor & Chair of Global Law Initiative, Sussex Law School)

Chinese Multinational Corporations' Obligations in the Global Anti-Corruption: Levelling the Playing Field in Africa



12.30 - 14.10

Lunch buffet


14.10 - 16.00

Panel 3

Domestic Experiences of Transnationalization




Jan Dunin-Wasowicz (Associate, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and Vice-Chair of the ASIL Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group)



Sean Griffith (Professor of Law & Director of the Corporate Law Center, Fordham Law School) & Thomas H. Lee (Professor of International Law & Director of Graduate and International Studies, Fordham Law School)

Banning Bribes Abroad: An Interest Group Theory of Foreign Anti-Corruption Law



Tamar Hostovsky Brandes (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Ono Academic College)

Bribery of Foreign Officials: The Importance of Moral Arguments



Elizabeth Acorn (Postdoctoral Associate & Lecturer in Political Science Yale University)

The Harmonization of Anti-Foreign Bribery Law and Practice: Exploring Mechanisms of Policy Convergence in Canada



Jonathan Bourguignon (PhD Candidate, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2)

France's New Approach towards Extraterritoriality: Paving the Way for a Protective Principle in Economic Matters?



Laura Galindo-Romero (J.S.M Candidate, Stanford Law School)

The Other Side of the Coin: Measuring States' Anti-Corruption Compliance and Domestic Implementation



16.00 - 16.25

Coffee break


16.25 - 18.10

Panel 4

Traditional Methods Reconsidered




Kathryn Gordon (Senior Economist, OECD Anti-Corruption Division)



Thomas Kruessmann (Professor at the University of Kent & Senior Research Fellow, Global Europe Centre)

The Failure of Transnational Anti-Corruption Law: Civil Law Strategies Reconsidered



Rachel Scott (Barrister, Three Raymond Buildings)

Would a Move Towards Standardized Procedures Strengthen the Transnational Fight against Corruption?



Kotomi Moriguchi (PhD candidate, Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy, Ghent University)

Is There a Global Administrative Law Approach to Anti-Corruption?



John E. Katsos (Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics, American University of Sharjah)

Towards a Global Peace-Promoting Anti-Corruption Regime



Eduard Ivanov (Professor & Senior Research Associate, International Anti-Corruption Academy, IACA)

In the Ocean of Anti-Corruption Compliance Standards and Guidance: Time for Codification?


18.10 - 18.30

Gabriela Ramos (OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa to the G20)

Keynote Address – “Levelling the Playing Field: From Corruption to Multilateral Cooperation”




Friday 7 December 2018



08.25 - 08.55



09.00 - 10.45

Panel 5

Transnationalization and the New Frontiers of Compliance




Bryan Sillaman (Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP)



Leah Ambler (Legal Analyst, OECD Anti-Corruption Division) & Claire Leger (Legal Analyst, OECD Anti-Corruption Division)

Whistleblower Protection: The Next Frontier in The Transnationalization of Anti-Corruption Law



Jeffrey Boles (Associate Professor and Washburn Research Fellow, Fox School of Business, Temple University)

Fighting Corruption through Contract Law: International Law Considerations



Robert E. Clark (Manager of Legal Research, TRACE International)

Linear and Non-Linear Modeling Techniques in Transnational Corruption Risk Assessment



Nuria Gonzalez (Professor of Law, Universidad de San Andres)

Transnationalization of Anti-Corruption Trainings



Vera Cherepanova (Founder, Studio Etica)

The Proliferation of International Anti-Corruption Initiatives, Standards, and Guidelines



10.45 - 11.15

Coffee break


11.15 - 12.45

Panel 6

Anti-Corruption Considerations in International Dispute Resolution




Catherine Kessedjian (Professor Emerita, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2)



Yueming Yan (Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Law, McGill University)

Global Anti-Corruption Efforts in a New Era of International Investment Agreements



Lucinda A. Low (Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP)

Methodologies for Proving Corruption in Arbitration: Red Flags, "Connect the Dots", and Similar Approaches



Alexis Foucard (Associate, Clifford Chance LLP)

International Arbitration's Growing Reliance on Red Flags: How Shifting the Burden of Proof for Allegations of Corruption Is Prompting the Transnationalization of Anti-Corruption



Anna Lorem Ramos (Counsel, World Bank Group Sanctions Board Secretariat) & Charlene Valdez Warner (Associate, Linklaters LLP)

The World Bank Group in International Dispute Resolution of Fraud and Corruption: Examining the Practice and Jurisprudence of the Sanctions Board and ICSID Arbitral Tribunals



12.45 - 14.00

Lunch buffet


14.00 - 15.45

Panel 7

Challenges in Transnational Enforcement of Anti-Corruption Laws




Mathilde Mesnard (Deputy Director, OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs)    



Stéphane Bonifassi (Bonifassi Avocats, Paris)

The Impact of Blocking Statutes on Enforcement of Anti-Corruption Laws



Denis Saint-Martin (Professor, Department of Political Science, Université de Montréal) & Simon St-Georges (Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, Université de Montréal)

The Global Diffusion of Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Institutional Isomorphism and the Re-making of the Rules Against Corporate Corruption



Branislav Hock (Lecturer in Counter Fraud Studies, University of Portsmouth)

Market for Bundles: New Stage of Foreign Anti-Bribery Enforcement



Colin Scott (Professor of EU Regulation and Governance, University College Dublin) & Slobodan Tomic (Post-Doctoral Marie Curie Fellow, University College Dublin)

The Developing Role of Transnational Networks in Advancing Integrity Regulation



Camila F. Tort (Consultant at the Department of Legal Cooperation of the Organization of American States)

The Search for Synergies: The Utopian Ideal of Cooperation between International Anti-Corruption Mechanisms



15.45 - 16.15

Coffee break kindly offered by Steptoe & Johnson LLP


16.15 - 17.30

Panel 8

Anti-Corruption Beyond the State




Phil Nichols (Professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania & Chair of ASIL Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group)



Nicola Bonucci (OECD Director for Legal Affairs & Coordinator for Accession)

International Organizations' Efforts to Prevent Corruption


Sean Hagan (Visiting Fellow, Oxford University & Former General Counsel of the IMF (2005-2018))

An IMF Perspective on Anti-Corruption



Kevin Crow (Assistant Professor of International Law and Ethics, ASB & International Faculty Fellow, MIT Sloan)

International Legal Persons' and Anti-Corruption Law: A Problematic Status Quo



Andy Spalding (Professor of Law, University of Richmond) & Cecilia Fellouse-Guenkel (Le Cercle de la Compliance)

The Role of Mega Sporting Events in Transnationalizing Anti-Corruption Law


17.30 - 17.45

Concluding Remarks



Phil Nichols (Professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania & Chair of ASIL Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group)



17.45 - 19.15



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