TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation®
TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® is a comprehensive and rigorous year-long training and accreditation program that offers a professional credential for anti-bribery compliance specialists. The accreditation enables professionals working in this growing field to distinguish themselves with demonstrated anti-bribery compliance expertise. The program is designed to be completed online and offers more than 100 courses taught by a world-renowned faculty of industry and subject matter experts. Candidates may self-select a specialization by region (LatAm, Europe, AsiaPac), subject matter (Business Integrity & Risk) and/or industry expertise (Oil, Gas & Energy, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Aerospace & Defense, Tech & Telecom) better preparing them to add real-world value to organizations. The accreditation is awarded by TRACE, the internationally recognized anti-bribery standard setting organization, and supported by the TASA Advisory Committee.
China – The Current State of Play: Spotlight on Anti-Bribery Risks, Investigations and the China Competition Regime
Date: Wednesday, 2 October 2019
During this session benefit from an overview of key bribery risks facing global multinationals operating in the region. Additionally, Mr. Bush will share recommendations for efficiently overseeing internal investigations on the ground including insights for working with local enforcement agencies when under investigation. Finally, Mr. Bush will also provide a top level overview of the current state of competition law and trends in the region.
Head of Investigations, Asia; Head of Antitrust & Competition, Asia
Nathan (Nate) Bush advises clients in internal investigations, government enforcement actions, and compliance matters in Asia. He was based in Beijing from 2004 through 2012, and has covered the region from Singapore since 2013. Nate was a pioneer of antitrust practice in China, and guides clients through anti-bribery and anticorruption (ABAC) risks in Asia's dynamic markets. Nate represents companies and individuals in internal investigations and enforcement actions involving violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other ABAC laws, as well as securities fraud, market misconduct, money laundering, export controls, and sanctions violations. He has conducted investigations throughout Asia, and routinely advises on compliance aspects of capital markets, M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions in Asia. Nate is experienced in the specific regulatory risks of diverse industries in Asia, including the financial services, life sciences, semiconductor, media, telecommunications, energy, aviation, manufacturing and retail sectors. He frequently publishes articles and speaks on competition policy and compliance issues in Asia. He has served as co-chair of Legal and IP Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (2017-2019) and as Legal Committee Chairman (2008) and General Counsel (2009-2011) of the American Chamber of Commerce in China. Nate graduated from Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia, and clerked for the Hon. Leonie Brinkema of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia.
Navigating Intersection of Anti-Bribery and Trade Compliance
Date: Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Led by Dr. Malcolm Gammisch, Global Compliance Manager, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, this session will explore the intersection between two disparate but often interconnected areas of compliance - anti-bribery/anti-corruption and global trade. Providing the perspective of a global multinational organization, Dr. Gammisch will address common situations where these two areas of the law intersect, providing guidance for recognizing potential issues and addressing common overlapping risks.
Global Compliance Manager
DHL Global Forwarding, Freight
Malcolm steers global Compliance topics for air freight, ocean freight and road freight. Prior to joining Deutsche Post DHL Group, Malcolm worked for KPMG and Siemens. At Siemens Malcolm held various management roles and was also involved in bringing the organization to terms with its bribery past on an international level. At KPMG Malcolm worked on a variety of both audit and advisory projects, the most recent one being the Dieselgate at Volkswagen Group where he was in charge of the team supporting the car manufacturer Audi in developing an adequate Compliance Management System. Having a background in business studies and informatics he provides tailored efficient solutions for complex problems. Malcolm regularly publishes on Compliance and Performance topics.
Accreditation Program Requirements
TASA has been designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge base for those seeking subject matter expertise in anti-bribery compliance. The accreditation process requires candidates to complete 20 hours of coursework along with passing two examinations to ensure knowledge retention. To attain accreditation candidates must complete the 20 hours of coursework and both Phase examinations within 12 months of entering the program. Divided into two substantive phases- Phase One: Fundamental Courses and Phase Two: Advanced Courses, there is a third optional phase of the program focused on specializations by industry, region and subject matter.
The TASA program provides a core set of fundamental anti-bribery compliance courses along with a broad range of regional and industry specific topics.
Candidates are encouraged to design their own path of study of follow the standard two-phase structure detailed below.
Phase One: Fundamental Courses
Consisting of courses that address fundamental anti-bribery/anti-corruption concepts, Phase One provides candidates with a foundation for the material to be explored over the course of the TASA program. The fundamental courses include:
Program Phase Two: Advanced Courses
Building upon the foundation provided by the Phase One Fundamental Courses, Phase 2 engages the candidate into an exploration of advanced concepts with anti-bribery implications. The advanced courses are listed below:
(Optional) Phase Three: Industry, Subject Matter or Regional Specializations
Phase Three offers candidates to the opportunity to specialize on areas of anti-bribery compliance. The specialization pathways are listed below:
Employees of TRACE Member companies benefit from complimentary access to all live and recorded TASA: TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation® webinars and discounted tuition.