Speaking Engagement

ACI: 9th Summit on Anti-Corruption and Compliance Asia Pacific

10 Mar 2021 08:45 a.m. - 09:45 a.m.

Morrison & Foerster partner B. Chen Zhu moderated the panel “How Industry is Keeping a Closer Eye on Channel Partners, Agents, Distributors and Other Intermediaries” during the 9th Summit on Anti-Corruption and Compliance Asia Pacific held by the American Conference Institute (ACI).

The panel discussion focused on:

  • Revisiting third party management of various types of business partners
  • How to incorporate effective front-end vetting and screening protocols based on the type of relationship and interests represented by the third party
  • Developing a model that stratifies your risk based on third parties — and how to Perform due diligence accordingly
  • How much due diligence is enough: How to know if your approach is truly “risk-based”, and when and how much due diligence to perform for an ongoing, existing third party relationship
  • What to do with information uncovered during the vetting process: How to evaluate red flags
  • Auditing a third party, and how often to exercise audit rights
  • Knowing when to terminate a third party relationship: Legal, compliance and contractual considerations



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