Companies today face a number of whistleblowing issues that must be managed quickly, including increased media coverage of whistleblowing cases and enhanced protection of whistleblowers.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is organizing a seminar next April 18 on the impact of French Sapin II anti-corruption law on employment law with respect to whistleblowing issues. BCLP Paris Counsel François Alambret, Sarah Delon-Bouquet and Cécile Terret, as well as Frédéric Paradis, compliance officer of Groupe Marck, will explain how to internally manage an alert, which teams to mobilize, how to handle the situation, which measures to take, and how to conduct an investigation on the facts reported.

Our speakers:

François Alambret: A Paris Bar lawyer for almost 20 years, Alambret specializes in labor and employment law and assists French and foreign groups with internal investigations. His experience includes assisting clients both upstream, during the investigation phase, and downstream, in the case of litigation.

Sarah Delon-Bouquet: A Paris Bar lawyer, Delon-Bouquet specializes in labor and employment law and personal data regulations. For the past 15 years, she has assisted multinational companies in adopting codes of conduct and whistleblowing schemes (informing and consulting the personnel representatives, informing employees and complying with personal data rules). She also advises clients on internal investigations following the launch of alerts, in particular with issues related to control of emails and disciplinary procedures following investigations.

Cecile Terret: A Paris Bar lawyer, Terret is a specialist in anti-corruption with significant experience in the review of anti-corruption programs of French companies and their foreign subsidiaries. She also advises companies during investigations conducted by French and foreign prosecution authorities involving corruption.

Frédéric Paradis (Groupe Marck): Paradis is legal director and compliance officer of Groupe Marck, a mid-size company in the defense sector with 1,000 employees and a turnover of 120 million euros. He is responsible for setting up, developing and maintaining a global compliance program within the group.

This event will be held at the Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner offices in Paris, 78 avenue Raymond Poincaré, 75116, Paris. Contact Caroline Esser(caroline.esser@bclplaw.com) for more information or to register.