The impact of modern slavery legislation on global organisations
In this episode we discuss the key features of modern slavery legislation across the UK, AsiaPac and Australia. We specifically cover the requirements that organisations must meet across these regions, and what the key differences are.
We look at the repercussions companies might face if they are in breach of regulation. This includes everything from reputational damage, to potential financial penalties, and the growing class action risk if your supply chain is in breach.
Most importantly, we cover what your organisation can and should do to manage these risks.
This episode is hosted by DLA Piper partner Sammy Fang, Head of Compliance and Investigations for Greater China. Sammy speaks to Natalie Caton, Partner in our Brisbane office, and Patrick Rappo, Global Co-Chair of our Compliance & Investigations group, based in our London office. This podcast is delivered to you from our Global Compliance and Investigations group.
About Sammy Fang
Sammy is a compliance and investigations specialist with deep experience of local and cross-border regulatory issues in Greater China. He represents both multinational corporations and locally based companies on product liability, regulatory compliance and investigations (ranging from internal fraud and other white-collar crime, to anti-bribery and anti-corruption and cybercrime and data breach).
His experience covers a wide range of industries and areas of specialty including life sciences, technology, hospitality and leisure, consumer products, and industrials, and have dealt with crisis, disputes and investigations across multiple jurisdictions including Mainland China, US, Hong Kong, Australia and South-East Asia.
About Natalie Caton
Natalie Caton advises multinational clients on how to proactively deal with a range of issues concerning corporate reputation and risk management, particularly with respect to cross-border and international business in emerging markets.
In this context, Natalie provides holistic, strategic advice to address corporate risk throughout the business cycle ranging from issue identification and pre-emptive risk management to contentious regulatory investigations and disputes. Her areas of focus include anti-money Laundering, modern slavery, bribery and corruption, sanctions, white collar crime, and corporate compliance.
Natalie has practised law in Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand - giving her unique insight into the complexities of doing business in the Asia Pacific region and other emerging markets.
About Patrick Rappo
Patrick's practice focuses on a range of corporate and white-collar crime matters, international bribery, corruption, money laundering, fraud, and sanctions issues. Patrick represents companies and individuals, and has been involved with a number of high profile investigations and prosecutions.
Patrick's practice includes proactive, preventative advice for corporate clients (such as compliance design and global risk assessments). Patrick regularly advises on the conduct of internal investigations, and responding to government investigations and prosecutions. Patrick also advises international governments on changes to their ABC and AML regimes and trains their judiciary, prosecutors and investigators.
Prior to joining DLA Piper, Patrick was Joint Head of the Bribery and Corruption divisions at the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO). He has significant experience of corporate self-reporting, acting as the SFO’s point of contact for all such reports, was involved in the changes to the SFO's self-reporting processes, and helped introduce deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) in the United Kingdom.