This handbook from renowned Compliance practitioner, Timur Khasanov-Batirov, provides helpful guidance in an easy-to-understand way on how to embed corporate integrity standards in various businesses throughout the post-Soviet Union regions. With a love and passion for both the topic and the region, Timur brings a unique perspective by not simply giving general recommendations as to WHAT has to be done, but instead focuses on HOW you can enforce your own unique corporate Compliance program.
Consider these facts regarding the post-Soviet Union region:
More than $3 billion dollars in revenue has attempted to be earned by international companies through improper conduct in the region;
The region is second in the world in terms of the amount of violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA);
The biggest UK anticorruption enforcement case to date includes corporate misconduct in this region.
The number of Compliance obligations assigned by US enforcement agencies to global firms for FCPA violations hit an all-time high in 2016.
If you conduct business in this region, or are planning on conducting business in this region, you need to check the effectiveness of your Corporate Compliance Program. You need to read this book.
Timur Khasanov-Batirov has put together a useful one-volume guide to doing business ethically and in compliance with the top anti-corruption/anti-bribery laws. It should be required reading for anyone doing business in a former Soviet Republic. It uses the structure of the 10 Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program as a basis to discuss specific issue present in countries across the former Soviet Union. It’s easy to read and digest format allow a quick and easy reference for the compliance practitioner.
Thomas R. Fox, FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog
The must-read guide for all compliance practitioners who deal with the former Soviet Union republics. This understandable practical guide inspires thoughts and ideas on ways to strenghthen your compliance programme.
Julia Glubokaya, Deputy Compliance Director, VimpelCom Russia
This is a good “how to” kind of book for compliance professionals that are focused on establishing and overseeing effective compliance framework in post-USSR territory. It provides information about regulations, ethics, and compliance in general and covers topics that will be helpful for virtually anyone in your compliance team. It explains what works and what does not work, with some specific examples and very useful tips.
Elena Kovaleva, Group Sr. Compliance officer, ERG "Best compliance manager in developing learning programs in Russia” in 2015, ICA and Thomson Reuters
I found this handbook easily accessible, informative, and no doubt helpful to companies considering expanding their operations into the Post-Soviet States. Really very interesting!
Meredith McQuaid, Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs, University of Minnesota
Timur did a very solid piece of work, putting together the “must know” information about the compliance landscape in the Eastern Europe and presented a number of practical approaches to building a sustainable corporate compliance program. Definitely the book worth reading for compliance professionals working in international companies, doing business in the region!
This book is very handy summary of reach experience and thorough analysis put together in a simple , well structured format. Though I'm not responsible for post Soviet Union countries in my current role I nevertheless found myself learning a lot from the book because many things are just fundamental and can be applied anywhere.
Well-structured and clear guidance for the development of compliance function in an organization. Despite the fact that the corporate culture and business environment in organizations in the Baltic countries, as well as state authorities communication aspects, dramatically differ from other post-Soviet regions, the present book will become an excellent guide to build and improve compliance function in our area. It is worth mentioning that this book can be applied in any organization. For the internal auditors, this book can be used as guidance in compiling audit program for auditing the Compliance Function.
Roman Laidinen, Head of Internal Audit BLRT Grupp, Former President of IIA Estonia
About the Author
For the last 17 years, Timur has worked in compliance, legal, consulting, and corporate governance roles in Russia, Uzbekistan, the United States, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. He combines his LLM in Corporate and International Business Law from the University of Minnesota Law School, his Graduate Diploma with Merits in Compliance from Manchester Business School, and UK compliance qualification in fraud prevention with his practical knowledge of doing business in post-Soviet regions. Timur is a pioneer of compliance development in the region, and in 2011 was named the best Compliance Manager of the Industrial Company in Russia and CIS by the International Compliance Association and Dow Jones. He has successfully launched and supervised execution of compliance programs for global and local businesses in the mining, energy, and pharmaceutical industries.
As a Chairman of the Compliance Club under the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, Timur played a key role in implementing global anti-corruption standards into Ukraine’s business practices. He often speaks on compliance risk management topics worldwide, is the author of numerous articles, and actively promotes integrity and compliance programs in the corporate world.
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