Ethics Talk Live: Corruption enforcement in the Nordics – global perspectives

Sep 24 · Hybrid event from Stockholm

 13-14.00 CET

Nordic Business Ethics is partnering with The Swedish Anti-Corruption Institute to host a hybrid event (live stream webinar and luncheon) on September 24th, in Stockholm.

Some of the biggest FCPA and money laundering cases during the last years have involved Nordic companies in general and Swedish companies in particular. Even if these companies pay hundreds of millions to the US DOJ and SEC and admit to certain misconduct we do not see the companies, nor individuals held liable in Sweden. Is it so that corruption enforcement is the responsibility of foreign governments? What can we learn from how the DOJ and SFO works? And how is the Nordic enforcement landscape viewed by the US authorities?

During this afternoon we will be joined by Vanessa Sisti from the DOJ and Richard Bistrong who will share his perspective on individual accountability and cooperation with the authorities in the US and UK.

Register to the event

Experts speaking at the event

Vanessa sisti, United States Department of Justice’s Fraud Prosecutorial Attaché to the United Kingdom

In this role Vanessa is detailed to both the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) and the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) where she works to further expand the close collaboration between the SFO, FCA, and the US Department of Justice on complex cross-border fraud and corruption cases.  Prior to her detail, she was an Assistant Chief in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) Unit of the Fraud Section.  Previously, she served for four years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida, where she prosecuted white collar crime.


Richard worked as the Vice President of International Sales for a large, publicly traded multinational. In 2007, Richard was targeted by the United States Department of Justice in a FCPA.

In 2012, Richard was sentenced as part of a Plea Agreement, and served fourteen-and-a-half months at a U.S. Federal Prison Camp, returning home in December, 2013.

Currently, through his consultancy, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC, Richard now conducts corporate workshops and keynotes to sales teams, leadership groups (including boards and c-suite executives) and compliance teams (including internal audit, finance and HR).

Anna & niina will moderate the event


12:45    Registration to the virtual seminar & luncheon

13:00    Welcome from the moderator Niina Ratsula, NBE co-founder

A few words to dive into the topic and introducing the Ethics Talk LIVE partners and guests

13:10   Discussion 

The moderator will also take in questions from the audience, which can be presented during the Ethics Talk via chat.

134:00 Closing

Time zone is on CET (Stockholm)