VdA Academia supports the Conference "The International Fight Against Corruption - 15 Years of the UNCAC", in which Diogo Santana Lopes, Consultant at Vieira de Almeida & Associates participates as Speaker and Guest Moderator.

The conference, which takes place on November 8th at the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law, aims to anticipate the fifteenth anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (“UNCAC”) and to reflect on the effectiveness of an instrument that has raised such significant expectations in the international fight against corruption. In this regard, speakers will seek to analyze the normative and institutional mechanisms created by the Convention, as well as their legal-political impact and future challenges. The event is free and is not subject to prior registration or membership requirement at the University of Lisbon.

On the same day and also at the Faculty of Law, will be held the Workshop "International Anticorruption Mechanisms - The role of multilateral development banks", in which Diogo Santana Lopes also participates as a speaker.
In a trend led by the World Bank, multilateral development banks have created complex organizational mechanisms and sanctioning regimes to reduce fraud and corruption in their projects. Since then, hundreds of private companies have been sanctioned. In addition, about a decade ago, the leading development banks entered into an agreement to recognize mutual prohibition decisions for certain entities. However, the regime applicable in this context is still largely unknown in both the public and private sectors. This workshop aims to provide an overview of the sanctions regime of multilateral development banks, as well as to provide practical tools for registrants to ensure compliance with applicable rules.

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Click here for the event's programme, and here for the workshop's, which takes place between 17h00 and 18h30 at the Arbitrage Room n.1 of Lisbon University Law Faculty.