Upcoming Events


Melbourne: China Anti-Bribery and Corruption - DFAT Update and Case Studies

08 May 2017

MinterEllison, Level 23, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins Sreet, Melbourne 3000

ACBC Victoria invites you to join us for a session on managing the risks of foreign bribery and corruption overseas. Amanda Davis from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will discuss:

  • How DFAT contributes to levelling the playing field for Australian businesses in overseas markets
  • How DFAT supports Australian businesses overseas to deal with bribery and corruption issues
  • Why anti-corruption is important to DFAT and the Australian Government

This will be followed by a presentation from Ross Freeman and Chris Carr, MinterEllison, who will provide insight into:

  • Practical steps that companies should take to prepare themselves for an investigation
  • The Australian implications of overseas bribery and corruption investigations
  • What to do (and not to do) if your Chinese operations are investigated

Presentations will be followed by the chance for Q&A as well as ample networking opportunities.

About our speakers: 
Amanda Davis, Assistant Director, Transnational Crime Section, DFAT
In DFAT’s Transnational Crime Section, Amanda provides foreign policy and international legal advice on issues such as drug trafficking, the international wildlife trade, corruption and people smuggling. Prior to this, Amanda was Deputy High Commissioner in Nairobi, reporting on political transition, terrorism, piracy and international criminal law issues related to Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan while Australia was a UN Security Council member. Amanda has also worked on the Law of Sea, covering Antarctic and maritime boundary issues; and her first posting was in Solomon Islands during Australia’s leadership of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI).
Ross Freeman, Partner, MinterEllison 
Ross Freeman has more than 25 years' experience as a commercial litigator. Ross has extensive experience in representing clients involved in ASIC and ASX investigations and hearings, class actions, civil penalty proceedings and criminal prosecutions involving directors duties, continuous disclosure, insider trading, and other issues involving market misconduct.
Chris Carr, Partner, MinterEllison
Chris Carr is a partner in MinterEllison's Sydney office and he will relocate to Shanghai during 2017. He specialises in cross border M&A, private equity, joint ventures, foreign direct investment (FDI) and other commercial transactions. Chris regularly advises Chinese and multinational corporations on a broad range of corporate transactions.

Date:          Monday 8 May 2017
Time:          12.15pm for 12.30pm - 2.00pm
Venue:        MinterEllison, Level 23, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000
Cost:           $55 for ACBC Members and $75 for Non-Members (+GST and online booking fee)
Dress:          Business Attire 
Enquiries:   (03) 9027 5606