The Emperor Is Far Away: The Evolving Nature of Third-Party Risk in China

The sheer volume of dollars that flow through the Chinese economy, combined with the evolving nature of corruption risk, make it essential that companies operating there remain ever vigilant and frequently re-evaluate the risk profile of their Chinese operations.  On September 30, Paul Hastings, EY and the Anti-Corruption Report will host a symposium in Washington, D.C. addressing how companies can mitigate risk when operating in China.  The Anti-Corruption Report’s Editor-in-Chief, Nicole Di Schino, will moderate the event.  The panelists, all recognized experts in Chinese anti-corruption, include: Nat Edmonds, a Paul Hastings partner and former FCPA prosecutor; Ananda Martin, a partner in Paul Hastings’ Shanghai office; and John Auerbach, a partner and former Greater China managing partner in EY’s fraud investigation and dispute services group.  In advance of the September 30 symposium, the Anti-Corruption Report spoke with Edmonds, Martin and Auerbach regarding one of the biggest risk areas facing companies operating in China – third parties.

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