Interaction with Mr. Justin Antonpillai, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC)

 

On 30th October 2015, the Anti-Corruption and FCPA Compliance Committee had a meeting with Mr. Antonipillai, Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC), Ms. Dawn Hewett, DGC, Strategic Initiatives and Mr. Mohamed Badissy, Attorney Advisor which was scheduled at Hotel Imperial, Connaught Place, New Delhi.

 

Mr. Antonpillai marked the importance of this meeting and was happy to meet the committee. USDOC requested the AmCham FCPA committee to summarize and prioritize the committee member’s expert suggestions in regard to the “Ease of doing Business” issues to be discussed in the next U.S. India Strategic Commercial Dialogue. In order to be fact-based and comprehensive, the committee was advised to focus on the specific points outlined by the USDOC, including contract enforcement, insolvency, and transparency, the difficulties and specific suggestions for reform in these areas, things which could be successful, and items that can be accomplished by April 2016.

 

Mr. Anand Dayal, AmCham Anti-Corruption & FCPA Compliance Committee chairperson along with the co-chairperson, Ms. Ritika Ratti are keen to help USDOC for the mentioned document and have already started working on it.