KYIV - Chadbourne & Parke LLP held a seminar on 23 March 2011, for its existing and prospective clients on "U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act Compliance".  Top executives from major international and Ukrainian companies had an opportunity to meet with Chadbourne's leading experts in the compliance area from Chadbourne’s U.S. and Kyiv offices and learn more about the FCPA and the Bribery Act.

Under both the U.S. FCPA and the soon-to-be adopted UK Bribery Act, parent companies may bear criminal and/or civil liability for the corrupt conduct of their subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, and agents that interact with governmental authorities and state-owned corporations in all countries, including Ukraine. Therefore, foreign companies doing business in Ukraine must take extra measures to minimize their exposure to corrupt practices. Establishment and effective implementation of appropriate anti-corruption procedures and safeguards is no longer an option, but a necessity.

Chadbourne's Kyiv office plans holding a series of such seminars throughout the year.  If you are interested in attending, please contact: Anna Grytsyk, marketing assistant, at

About Chadbourne & Parke
Chadbourne & Parke LLP, founded in 1902, is a full-service, international law firm with offices around the world, including in the United States, United Kingdom, Poland, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, China, Brazil, Mexico City, and the United Arab Emirates.  Chadbourne & Parke has more than 450 lawyers worldwide.

Its Kyiv office was established in 1993 and contains top US, English and Ukrainian qualified lawyers that specialize in corporate and M&A, banking and finance, capital markets, debt restructuring, dispute resolution, energy, real estate, taxation and compliance matters.

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NOTE:  Chadbourne and Parke LLP is a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Washington, D.C.,