On November 6th, ACC hosted a discussion panel event, Whistleblowing and Compliance inside Corporations, at the European Parliament in Brussels. The event focused on how whistleblower protections are of critical importance for the European justice system, the rule of law, and for improving, supporting and ensuring legal and regulatory compliance of companies. The panel also discussed the role in-house counsel play in upholding internal reporting processes and helping companies solve issues that have been reported. Member of the European Parliament Virginie Rozière, Rapporteur for the Commission Proposal “Protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law,” delivered the keynote speech. Also in attendance on the discussion panel were Maria Rocha Barros, ACC Europe Board member and European General Counsel, ABInBev; Nicholas Aiossa, EU Policy Officer, Transparency International EU; Georgia Georgiadou, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Just, European Commission; and Nicolas Wimberger, Attaché, Legal Affairs, Austrian Permanent Representation.
To view ACC’s position paper on whistleblowing, click here.