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Corporate Compliance Complexities 2018: Key Challenges in Varying Jurisdictions

12 September 2018
13:00 – 14:00 (EST)
Webinar  -  On demand

Webinar hosted by Bloomberg Next, sponsored by TMF Group.

Corporate compliance is getting more and more complex every day. Global regulations as well as local regulations are increasing as is the push for transparency. International businesses are facing a struggle when it comes to understanding this new landscape.

TMF Group has surveyed 84 countries in order to rank them in order of complexity of corporate compliance. The resulting report, the Compliance Complexity Index 2018, highlights the global and local challenges that your company will have to face when operating globally. The report focuses on how simple or complex compliance is in individual countries as well as three regions, Americas, EMEA and APAC.

The global business person and legal teams have a lot of new questions to ask and challenges to overcome. This 60-minute webinar will focus on new compliance initiatives, jurisdictions where compliance is the easiest and the most complex, consequences for non-compliance, and strategies for successful compliance, in addition to the findings from the Compliance Complexity Index 2018 Report.

Production and programming support provided by the marketing services team at Bloomberg Next.

Educational Objectives

TMF experts will explain the findings from the report as well as:

  • What are the new compliance initiatives?
  • Where in the world are the laws easy to comply with and where are they complex?
  • What are the consequences for not adhering to the new laws and initiatives?
  • How can a business be successful while complying?

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

Analyst/Specialist, Attorney/Counsel, Consultant, CEO/President, General Counsel, Managing Partner, Of Counsel, Paralegal, Partner


Leila Szwarc - Global Head of Compliance and Strategic Regulatory Services, TMF Group

Leila is an Argentine qualified lawyer and currently the Global Head of Compliance and Strategic Regulatory Services of TMF Group.

She has over 17 years of experience in international fiduciary business, focusing on global legal and regulatory developments affecting major clients segments, from private clients to multinational companies. She heads the commercial development, implementation and execution of the Automatic Exchange of information regimes.

Prior to joining TMF Group, Leila held various managerial positions within the CITCO Corporate & Trust division. She has lived in South, Central and North America, and in different countries within Europe. She is fluent in several languages and is a frequent speaker at diverse panels ranging from the International Bar Association, IBC Informa Plc, Academy and Finance, International Tax Review and others.

Mark Van De Voorde - Chief Legal & Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary, Victualic

Mark Van De Voorde is Chief Legal & Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary of Victaulic Company, Victaulic LLC, and Victaulic International Sarl, a global manufacturer of mechanical joining solutions. Mark earned his BBA and JD at the University of Iowa, and his MBA at the University of Chicago. Mark has global responsibilities for all legal and administrative matters of Victaulic. Prior to joining Victaulic, Mark worked in a similar position for Olympus Corporation, and as an Investment Banker.

Victaulic is the originator and world's leading producer of mechanical pipe joining solutions and grooved pipe joining systems. They have over 40 facilities worldwide with 3,600 employees. With over 2,000 global patents, Victaulic piping solutions are at work across diverse business lines including oil and gas, chemical, mining, and many more. Their U.S. corporate headquarters are in Easton, Pennsylvania, and International operations headquarters in Luxembourg.

Robert T. Roos - Corporate Counsel, Americas, Tate & Lyle PLC

Robert T. Roos serves as Corporate Counsel, Americas for Tate & Lyle PLC, a global provider of distinctive, high quality ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries. His responsibilities include acting as the lead advisor and specialist to Tate & Lyle’s Latin American leadership team with respect to all legal, regulatory and quality compliance matters within the region.

Prior to joining Tate & Lyle, Mr. Roos was an attorney in the corporate department at Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago and Sachnoff & Weaver, Ltd. in Chicago. Mr. Roos earned his Bachelor of Science in Journalism (summa cum laude) at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Illinois and his Juris Doctorate at Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kimberly Y. Chainey - Associate General Counsel, Global M&A, Strategy and Innovation, Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Kimberly Y. Chainey is the associate general counsel, global M&A, strategy and innovation for Avis Budget Group (ABG), a leading global provider of vehicle rental services. Ms. Chainey joined ABG in 2014 and is currently responsible for leading the legal teams that support key mobility initiatives for emerging technologies, like fully connected cars, as well as global intellectual property and the Latin America business unit. Prior to her current role, Kimberly served as associate general counsel and legal lead, Latin America, Caribbean, Asia and Pacific. Before ABG, Ms. Chainey was associate general counsel at Hershey’s where she led the international legal function. She held various roles of increasing responsibility at Hershey’s, including associate general counsel for global operations and AEMEA (Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa), and senior counsel, global supply chain. Ms. Chainey joined Hershey’s in 2007, following positions as an associate in Wolf Block’s real estate department, specializing in large-scale development projects and as an associate in Morgan Lewis’ business and finance department, specializing in venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions. Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard Radcliffe College, and a Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School of Business.

The Compliance Complexity Index 2018

What are the most and least complex jurisdictions in the world for corporate compliance?

Download the report