How can I participate ?

Since May 2017, Le Cercle de la Compliance has created workshops to respond to the many issues raised by the implementation of the Sapin II Act. After the first meeting on May 30, 2017, devoted to the practical implications of implementing the Sapin II Act, four working groups were set up.

If you wish to participate in one of these working groups (below) or lead a group on another subject, please register : [Participate here]

Participation is free for members of Le Cercle and, of course, on a voluntary basis. It is governed by the participation terms defined in our Volunteer Charter [Consult the Charter]

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International Sanctions

You have certainly noticed that there are a plethora of current events related to international economic sanctions. To debate this topic that is very pressing for many French (and European) companies, Le Cercle de la Compliance regularly organizes new workshops. This time, it will involve examining the practical aspects of complying with international sanctions, including American sanctions, through a case study presented by Jeff Cottle from the firm Norton Rose Fullbright.


Alert Line and Internal Investigation Workshop

The work of these workshops has progressively extended to the issue of managing internal alerts, which naturally accompanies alerts. The Sapin Act, as the act on the duty to vigilance, requires implementing alert systems allowing persons who wish to report potential or actual breaches of regulations or internal policies, to do so confidentially and in a secure manner. The Alert Line workshop’s purpose is to debate the legal means for implementing an alert system, its operation, measures for protecting whistleblowers and previous steps, both socially and for the data protection plan.



While the first audits of the French Anti-Corruption Agency began several months ago, Le Cercle de la Compliance is inaugurating a new workshop called “Audits”. Led by Cédric Putigny-Ravet, a lawyer with the firm Chaintrier, Le Cercle’s partner, this workshop will be a chance to debate the legal and practical constraints of investigations, including determining: how to prepare for authorities’ audits and investigations, duties and rights: of affected companies, employees, governmental authorities’ agents, how to foresee and manage this type of event internally.


Third parties’ Due Diligence Based on Risks

Directed by Arnaud Floquet de Protiviti

The Third Party workshop that concentrated on the implementation of the Sapin II Act in 2017, has resumed its work to debate these issues comprehensively so that compliance can best coordinate its procedures with the actions of other affected departments (CSR, quality, purchasing, sourcing, IT, etc.).


How to participate in the workshops

Participating in the workshops means getting informed, sharing one’s experience and questions with other compliance professionals, lawyers, consultants, compliance officers and, in the end, defining best practices.

Participation is free for members of Le Cercle who are up to date with their dues.

Le Cercle determines which workshops will be put into place depending on current events. Each workshop is led by a volunteer who also provides coordination. You can participate in the following ways:

[Consult our Volunteer Charter]