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Kent Kedl, Senior Partner with Control Risks to Speak at TKG's DOJ's China Initiative

Kent Kedl, Senior Partner with Control Risks to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Chinese Companies in the Crosshairs: Significant Anticorruption and Antibribery Considerations Under the DOJ’s China Initiative Live Webcast.

New York, NY, May 22, 2019 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Kent Kedl, Senior Partner with Control Risks will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Chinese Companies in the Crosshairs: Significant Anticorruption and Antibribery Considerations Under the DOJ’s China Initiative.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 09, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am (ET).

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About Kent Kedl

Kent is a Senior Partner in Control Risks, Greater China and North Asia. He is responsible for Control Risks’ practices across mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, the Koreas and Mongolia. He has worked in Asia since the early 1980s.

Kent has consulted with multi-national and Asian corporations on a range of risk and strategy issues; such as M&A and organic growth strategy, crisis management and operational business controls, and strategic and organizational development programs. Kent has particular expertise in the Asia-Pacific healthcare, food and beverage, and consumer products sectors.

Kent has a bachelor’s in English and a master’s in East Asian studies from the University of Minnesota. He also completed graduate studies in journalism and mass communication at the China Times Centre for Mass Media and Social Studies.

About Control Risks

Control Risks is a specialist risk consultancy. The firm is committed to helping clients build organisations that are secure, compliant and resilient in an age of ever-changing risk and connectivity.

Responsible risk taking is at the core of their clients’ success. Control Risks has unparalleled experience in helping clients solve the challenges and crises that arise in any ambitious organisation seeking to convert risk into opportunity globally. The insight and depth of experience they have gained over more than forty years proves invaluable in giving their clients the intelligence they need to grasp opportunities with greater certainty.

Control Risks clients include national and multinational businesses in all sectors, law firms, government departments from many parts of the world and an increasing number of non-governmental organisations.

With offices in every region and time zone, Control Risks is positioned to helping you wherever and whenever required.


Intended to counter China’s perceived national security threats, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched its new "China Initiative," a task force that will probe China’s industrial espionage. The initiative will be implemented through significant strategies which include identifying and prioritizing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) lawsuits that involve Chinese businesses competing with U.S. companies. A heightened scrutiny on Chinese companies by the U.S., along with other countries, is expected.

More than ever, effective anti-bribery and corruption guidelines aimed towards FCPA compliance should be developed and maintained by these Chinese businesses.

In this live Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an overview to help you understand the critical elements of the new initiative and its potential effects on Chinese businesses. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing a robust anti-corruption compliance program in light of the recent updates and developments surrounding the initiative.

Key topics include:

- The “China Initiative” – An Overview
- Recent Updates and Developments
- Implications on Chinese Companies
- Risks and Pitfalls
- Best Compliance Practices

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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