Publication
20 August 2021

It’s not an “ego fight”: The do’s and don’ts of monitorships

Experts from around the world discuss what authorities, companies and monitors should do to ensure that a period of compliance oversight ends successfully. “the quality of relationships between the regulator, the corporation, its employees and the monitor are the basis of the successful compliance monitorship” says Julie Zorrilla.

 

Companies dread monitorships. They are often expensive and intrusive, and occasionally they go wrong, elongating a company’s time under government scrutiny.

But the use of monitorships is only becoming more popular. Many US government agencies use them to make sure misbehaving businesses don’t reoffend. Multilateral development banks impose them as a way of ensuring business partners don’t misuse their funds. And government authorities outside the US – such as in Brazil and France – have recently started adopting their own form of monitorships.

Here, experts from the US, Brazil, the UK, France and Germany foin a roundtable, chaired by Sam Eastwood at Mayer Brown, to discuss their experiences working on monitorships, and how to ensure they end well for the enforcement agency, the company and the monitor […]

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