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VimpelCom and Telia prosecutor to speak at DC event (February 16)

Miranda van TurennoutDutch prosecutor Miranda van Turennout will deliver the keynote speech at GIR Live in Washington, DC on February 16.
 
Turennout, a senior prosecutor at the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office (OM), is currently leading a Dutch investigation into allegations that Swedish telecoms company Telia paid bribes to Uzbek officials for access to the country’s telecoms market.

In September 2016, Telia announced that the U.S. DOJ and OM had offered the company a US$1.45 billion settlement.

Turennout was also part of the team that investigated telecoms company VimpelCom for alleged corruption in Uzbekistan. In February 2016, the company agreed to settle bribery allegations by paying penalties totalling $795 million to U.S. and Dutch authorities. The $397.5 million Dutch penalty was the largest the OM has imposed on a company.

Laurence Urgenson of Mayer Brown and Kathryn Atkinson of Miller & Chevalier will chair GIR Live in DC. Some speakers are Kendall Day, Chief of the DOJ’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, Harold Kim, Executive Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, Jim Mintz of the Mintz Group, and Rebecca Rohr, Vice President for Anti-Corruption and Global Trade at Hewlett Packard.

The half-day conference will close with a lunchtime discussion — whether proposals to legislatively amend the FCPA will gain traction in Congress duirng the Trump Administration.

GIR Live DC will run from 8 am to 2 pm on Thursday February 16 at One CityCenter, 850 Tenth Street, Washington, DC.

There’s more information about the event here and you can register here.

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