Past events


Event of 8 July 2021 | 9:00 - 18:00


Event of 7 July 2021 | 9:00 - 18:00


Event of 6 July 2021 | 9:00 - 18:00


Presentation of the Smart Compliance Award

Event of 1 December 2020 | 11:00 - 16:00

11.00 – 11.45      Data Protection Global Year in review – Bojana Bellamy – CIPL President

11.45 – 12.30       Human Rights and Environment Global Year in Review – Noelle Lenoir, Attorney at law, former Minister

12.30 – 13.15       Break

13.15 – 13.30      Bernard Cazeneuve, Lawyer August – Debouzy, former Prime Minister, former Minister of the Interior

13.30 – 14.10      Antibribery Global Year in review – Brian Burke,Partner,  Shearman & Sterling

14.10-14.40         Antitrust Global Year in review – Sarah Subremon Attorney at law, former Deputy Rapporteur General of the French Competition Authority

14.40 – 14.45      Break

15.00 – 15.45    Economic Sanctions Global Year in Review – Jeff Cottle, Norton Rose

15.45 – 16.00     Presentation of the Smart Compliance Award

Introduction and Conclusion by Catherine Delhaye, President of Le Cercle

* except last minute unavailability

For non-members: if you do not wish to join the Cercle de la Compliance, you can participate in this conference for the sum of 400 euros, subject to having made the transfer by bank account before November 30. You will be provided with an invoice. Please confirm your participation by email here:

7th Annual Conference of Le Cercle de la Compliance

at the OECD

Event of 10 December 2019 | 9:00 - 18:30

OCDE – 2, rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris

Our annual review on all current subjects for compliance professionals (governance, anti-corruption, anti-trust, international sanctions, GDPR, and a new Digital and AI section with renowned speakers, as always).


Dinner-debate with the Secretary General of Sonepar


Event of 24 September 2019 | 19:00 - 22:00

Location to be provided.

One-time dinner-debate with the secretary general of Sonepar, the first company to have gone before the AFA’s Sanctions Commission.

Le Cercle de la Compliance’s Retreat and CompTechs Forum

July 3 and 4, 2019, in Paris

Event of 3 July 2019 - 4 July 2019 | 9:00 - 18:00

One-time offer –Le Cercle de la Compliance offers you, on an exclusive basis and free of charge as a member, a unique opportunity to learn and discuss your challenges, problems, experiences, tricks and tips.

  • The day of July 3, reserved for our professional compliance members in companies, will concentrate on compliance officers and compliance offices (liability, reporting, leadership, organization, etc.). It will end with a gala dinner, open to all of our members, during which we will have the pleasure of hosting a renowned speaker.


  • The day of July 4 will concentrate on management of compliance programs (how to conduct an inhouse investigation, entertainment amounts, what about governmental agents?); it will be open to all of our members..


The CompTechs Forum will be open during the entire event so that you can meet compliance service providers (alerts, due diligence, investigations, training, etc.).

Limited number of seats – Free invitation reserved for our members.

GDPR Morning: what’s the assessment a year after it entered into force?

Morning organized by Simmons&SimmonsA year after the GDPR was implemented, it is time for the initial assessment.

Event of 6 June 2019 | 8:00 - 10:30

5 Boulevard de la Madeleine
75 001 Paris

A year after implementation of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) regulation, it is time for an initial assessment. The CNIL (French Data Protection Authority), which assists actors and monitors proper application of the GDPR and the French Data Protection Act, has issued its first recommendations, but also its first sanctions decisions.
What conclusions can we draw from them? What were the first sanctions pronounced? What was the justification for the nature of the sanctions and the amounts of fines determined by the supervisory authority? The Simmons&Simmons team will provide us with its insight on the first months of the GDPR’s implementation and will share with us its feedback on the best practices to adopt and the pitfalls to be avoided.
We will also examine the GDPR’s impact in the work environment, notably with respect to new recruitment techniques and the development of remote work. Lastly, there will a specific focus on the issue of data security and management and notification of security breaches.

At that time, Laurent Charvériat, General Manager of ITracing, will provide an analysis of the processes to be implemented to prevent cyberattacks and to manage the consequences of IT system failures.


Training followed by a cocktail with foodhosted by Dominique Dedieu (the firm 3DTic) and Karine Demonet (BPI France)

Event of 4 June 2019 | 19:00 - 21:00

Location to be provided.

An overview of the major concepts related to AML, which in France is a benchmark for mapping risks and due diligence.

This training will be led by Dominique Dedieu (3DTic) and Karine Demonet (BPI France) and held on May 29 at 7 p.m., and will be followed by a cocktail with food.

Limited number of seats – Free invitation reserved for our members.

Conference – RSE and Extra-Financial Reporting in the Age of Compliance

Registration ends on April 14

Event of 18 April 2019 | 9:00 - 13:00

OCDE – 2, rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris

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From the fundamentals to the most innovative practices, Le Cercle proposes a one-time event focused on three major areas:

  1. Legal, strategic and reputational framework and stakes
  2. Feedback and methodology 
  3. Supply chain: pragmatic and innovative approaches 

More information

“International” Sanctions Workshops

A deep dive into a real life Iran-related sanctions due diligence case studypresented by Jeff Cottle from the firm Norton Rose Fullbright.

Event of 9 April 2019 | 12:30 - 14:00

Location to be provided

“Audit” Workshop

Closing meeting for participants in the workshop in 2018 and new members

Event of 21 March 2019 | 17:30 - 19:30

Time and place to be provided

Global Anti-Corruption & Compliance Summit

(GACS) of the Business and Legal Forum

Event of 19 March 2019 | 12:00 - 18:00

To see the program of the 3nd GACS, click on this link: :

En tant que membres du Cercle de la Compliance, vous pouvez tenter de gagner une place offerte pour les 10 premiers inscrits en cliquant sur ce lien:

Alert Training Course

Three sessions March 12 – March 26 – April 4

Event of 12 March 2019 | 9:00 - 10:30

The address will be provided after registration.

The company EQS offers our members a complete overview of the alert procedure and system.

This training course is broken down into three morning sessions:

  • March 12 2019, 9h – 10h30 a.m- Implementation of an internal alert system
  • March 26, 2019, 9-10:30 a.m – Key steps in successful internal communication
  • April 4, 2019, 9-10:30 a.m. – Internal investigation

Limited number of seats: – Free invitation reserved for our members.

Compliance 2024

Work meeting

Event of 7 March 2019 | 9:00 - 10:30

Welcoming at 8:30 a.m., in Paris

Discussions will be introduced with a presentation on the theme of sponsoring contracts by Christian Kalb, co-founder of Ethisport (an auditing company specialized in integrity in sports, which works with the countries, sports organizations, organizers of sports betting and advertisers).

Mr. Kalb will speak to us about integrity risks.



“Alert and Internal Investigations” Workshop

Next working group

Event of 26 February 2019 | 0:00 - 0:00

Time and place to be provided

International Sanctions

Presented by George Voloshin, manager France of the investigation firm Aperio Intelligence

Event of 31 January 2019 | 17:30 - 19:30

You have surely noticed that there are many current events related to international economic sanctions. To debate this subject that is very relevant for many French (and European) companies, Le Cercle De la Compliance is organizing a new meeting of its International Sanctions workshop on January 31. This time, it will be about examining the practical aspects of complying with international sanctions, including American sanctions, with a case study that will be presented by George Voloshin, the manager France of the investigations firm Aperio Intelligence. Among the issues addressed: How to carry out due diligence on third parties within the framework of sanctions? Why is the shareholder structure important? And final beneficiaries? “Specially designated national” versus sector sanctions: what impact do they have? How to prepare for the potential new sanctions in 2019? We will have a meeting with our members on January 31, 2019, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Sapin II Act Training Course

Three sessionsNovember 13 – November 23 – December 18

Event of 13 November 2018 - 18 December 2018 | 9:00 - 10:30

The address will be provided after registration.

The Sapin II Act was adopted on ______. Since then, the AFA has issued recommendations and published its questionnaire for preparing companies for a possible audit. Many audits have already taken place that have led to reports by the AFA. Cartography, management of third parties, codes of conduct, alerts, investigations, training, audits: Le Cercle de la Compliance’s workshops have provided to opportunity to discuss a large number of issues.

Today, the firm August & Debouzy proposes an overview of this act, obligations for our companies and their interpretations, with 18 months of hindsight and feedback. This training course is broken down into three sessions:

  • Tuesday, November 13, 9-10:30 a.m. (welcoming at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Friday, November 23, 9-10:30 a.m. (welcoming at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Tuesday, December 18, 9-10:30 a.m. (welcoming at 8:30 a.m.)

International Sanctions & Export Control

Event of 4 December 2018 | 9:00 - 10:30

Jeff Cottle (Norton Rose) and George Voloshin (Aperio) lead the new International Sanctions workshop. The first event is a training on the applicable rules for sanctions and export control.

Invitations, Entertainment and Sporting Events

Event of 3 December 2018 | 17:30 - 19:30

Location to be provided

In anticipation of the 2024 Summer Olympics, we are launching this first event of our Compliance 2024 initiative: a seminar on the rules to be respected so as not to cross the line with invitations to sporting events.

These unique times for bringing people together are not spared by sanctions. What are the rules to be respected within the framework of invitations to contacts or clients to sporting events?

We will make our analysis of these situations on solid bases.

Come hear the former compliance officer of a heavily sanctioned company within this framework and specialists on the issue.

Meeting on December 3 5:30-7:30 p.m.



– Free for our members

– €200 for non-members