Anti-Corruption

Meetings
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On November 6, the Chamber Compliance Club held its regular meeting devoted to certain organizational issues and best practices in combining legal and compliance functions in a company

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On June 19, the Chamber held its regular Compliance Club meeting devoted to “Forensic – Effective Mechanism for Protecting Company, Shareholders and Customers or Yet Another Trend?”. Participants had an opportunity to discuss best practices in forensic globally and in Ukraine and get some practical insight from Yuriy Voytsitskyi, Head of the Chamber Compliance Club, Selepey, Volkovetskyi and Partners, Ario Dehghani, Counsel, Redcliffe Partners, and Artem Kovbel, Partner, Kreston GCG

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Initiative on collective action on business integrity between foreign and local businesses has been discussed. The purpose of the initiative was to encourage companies to commit to having no tolerance for corruption, and to sustainable development as well as to make the practice of integrity a competitive advantage for doing business. The Business Ombudsman Council, encouraged the business integrity collective action, shared its vision on implementing the business integrity culture in Ukraine

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We are happy to share that the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine registered and published the Decision of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption on Approval of Typical Anti-Corruption Program for Legal Entity as of March 9, with consideration of certain Chamber proposals

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On March 14, the Chamber held regular meeting of its Compliance Club devoted to ““Legal Privilege” in FCPA Driven Investigations. Practical Aspects”

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On March 1, the Chamber hosted a meeting with Oleksiy Filatov, Deputy Head of Administration of the President of Ukraine, devoted to the current state of judicial reform and planned further steps

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The meeting has been devoted to presentation of joint government-civic initiative “Together Against Corruption”, activities of which are focused around the list of anti-corruption measures for each Ministry, approved by CMU Instruction #803-p dated October 5, 2016

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The meeting has been devoted to presentation of transparency and anti-corruption rating of 100 biggest companies of Ukraine, as well as legal and bureaucracy issues in corporate reporting

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On January 27, the Chamber hosted its Compliance Club meeting organized in partnership with its Member Company Redcliffe Partners and devoted to the new ISO Standard 37001. Jean-Pierre Mean, Chair of the Audit Sub-Committee of the ISO 37001 Working Group and one of the leading international experts on anti-corruption compliance, shared insights on the content of the standard and how it can be applied while managing risks by the company

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of the idea of creation of the system of specialized anti-corruption courts and development of the Chamber position on this issue

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On December 13, the Chamber gathered its Members and anti-corruption champions to share the results of its annual Corruption Perception Survey

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On December 8, the Chamber held its regular Compliance Club meeting devoted to peculiarities of proceeding against Ukrainian companies under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

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The Conference was aimed at sharing experience on current issues in anti-corruption compliance, both local and international legislation and practices, as well as experience of compliance officers

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine officially published CMU Instruction #803-р “On Certain Issues of Prevention of Corruption in Ministries, Other Central Executive Bodies” (dated October 5, 2016) approving the list of anti-corruption measures developed in the framework of government-civil society initiative “Together Against Corruption”

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The meeting has been devoted to discuss the current activities of National Agency on Prevention of Corruption and possibilities for further cooperation with the Chamber

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Deputy Minister highlighted current focus of the Ministry’s activities in terms of anti-corruption initiatives as well as future strategy and plans within his competence that are topical for the business community

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Meeting has been devoted to the right for non-self-disclosure vs. anti-corruption compliance

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Participants discussed the results of mid-year Chamber Corruption Perception Survey to strengthen the dialog between NABU and business community

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On June 2, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine plans to consider a number of important bills aimed at reforming the judiciary. The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (the Chamber) has repeatedly stressed the importance of a successful judicial reform, because it is an integral part of restoring confidence in the judicial system, as well as ensuring adequate protection of the interests of foreign investors and, as a result, revenues in Ukraine of new investments and, consequently, its economic growth.

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On March 30, the Chamber gathered state officials responsible for fighting corruption from the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, Ministry of Education and Science, State Fiscal Service, State Security Service, National Police, representatives of Higher Courts for the presentation of Report on Chamber Corruption Perception Survey containing expert analysis of results of the survey conducted among the Chamber Members

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Presentation covered land issues, administrative services; privatization, electronic auction, state control in business activities;  deregulation: economic freedom, registration of investments and printed media, amendments in foreign economic activities; initiatives in the sphere of freedom of speech and decriminalization of economic crimes

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On February 8th, Andy Hunder gave a speech at Portcullis House, London. The lecture was entitled “Tackling corruption and doing business in Ukraine”

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The President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, Andy Hunder, held a talk “Tackling corruption and doing business in Ukraine” at Portcullis House, Parliament Estate in Westminster, on February 8th, 2016, where he made the statement.

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Meeting  has been devoted to anti-corruption in the context of public procurements

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Meeting has been devoted to discussion of the current issues, related to the activities of NABU

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Anti-corruption efforts must produce concrete results if Ukraine is to maintain international support for its ambitious post-Maidan reform drive 

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On December 21, the Chamber gathered its interested Members for the Ad-Hoc Meeting devoted to the Draft Law on Lobbying and its possible influence on business operations. Participants of the meeting had an opportunity to voice their position and concerns regarding this Draft Law and, therefore, contribute to the Chamber position on it. 

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On December 15th the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukriane held a frank discussion between Nazar Kholodnytskiy Deputy Prosecutor of Ukraine, head of Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office and Chamber Members. 

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Results of the Corruption Perception Survey held among Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, demonstrate that, unfortunately, the business community doesn’t observe noticeable progress in eliminating corruption in Ukraine since... 

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President of Ukraine signed Law # 679-VIII “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Public Procurements”.

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On July 15, the Chamber Anti-Corruption Working Group held a meeting with Mr. Carlos Guerrero, Transparency & Good Governance FHI 360 Expert. 

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On June 18, the Chamber Anti-Corruption Working Group held its regular meeting, devoted to the latest developments in anti-corruption sphere. 

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On May 14, the Chamber held an Ad-hoc Meeting with participation of international public procurement experts Mr. David Marghania and Mr. Tato Urjumelashvili devoted to discussing the functioning of pilot e-procurement system Prozorro and possibilities for further...

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On April 2, the Chamber Anti-Corruption Working Group held its regular meeting devoted to the private prosecution issues. In particular, discussion was focused on Draft Law #1165...

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February 25, 2015 - David Sakvarelidze, First Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Gia Getsadze, First Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine and Giorgi Vashadze, Georgian MP and former Minister of Justice of Georgia held a meeting with business representatives at the round table “Reform of the Law Enforcement System”.

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On February 18, the Chamber Anti-Corruption Working Group held its regular meeting devoted to the latest developments in anti-corruption sphere. 

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Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed in the first reading Draft Law #1660-d “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Ensuring Functioning of National Anti-Corruption Bureau and National Agency on Preventing Corruption”.