Baker McKenzie attorneys Paul Melling, Roman Butenko and Oleg Tkachenko contributed two articles to GIR – Europe, Middle East and Africa Investigations Review 2022 Digital Edition. The first article provides an overview of recent corporate anti-bribery enforcement trends and, taking into account those trends, tries to sum up the most important lessons to be learned by companies that strive to build compliant businesses in Russia. The second article is dedicated to key issues on compliance programs and their enforcement in Russia. The article provides an overview of recent anti-bribery and legislative corruption measures and the guidance provided to the Russian business community with regard to those measures and their enforcement.
Paul Melling is an English solicitor, founding partner of Baker McKenzie’s Moscow and Almaty offices, and founder of the CIS offices’ healthcare practice. He also leads the CIS offices’ Compliance & Investigations Group and is a Steering Committee member for both the Global and EMEA Healthcare groups, and the EMEA Compliance & Investigations Group. He joined the London office in 1980 as a member of the East-West Trade Department, focusing on the COMECON countries of Eastern Europe, particularly the former USSR. He moved to Moscow in January 1989 and has spent over 30 years as a partner in the CIS. In 2009, he received the AIPM’s Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to the development of the Russian pharmaceuticals market