Event: ‘The Rise of Reiderstvo: Implications for Russia and the West’


dlsTIME: 13:00-14:00, Wednesday 13th July 2016

VENUE: Committee Room G, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA

SPEAKER: Dr. Louise Shelley, Founder and Director of TraCCC

To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org

For a summary of this event click here

Reiderstvo, the practice of illegal corporate raiding in Russia, has evolved into a systematic process ultimately undermining Russia’s economy, business climate, and foreign investment opportunities. Reiderstvo gains its distinction from the Western practice of corporate raiding specifically through the use of destructive, corrupt, and violent means to make massive and rapid profits by selling off assets and laundering the proceeds. Although Russian corporate raiding is not new, illegal raiders are increasingly capitalizing on the weakness of Russian legal and government institutions, endemic corruption and abuse rule of law, under the tacit acquiescence of Russian leaders in order to strip companies of assets and generate personal profits.

By kind invitation of Baroness Falkner, The Henry Jackson Society are please to invite you to an event with Dr. Louise Shelley, Founder and Director of TraCCC, who will be discussing  the use of illegal tactics in reiderstvo, such as bribery, forgery, corruption, intimidation and violence, which stifles much needed investment and economic growth in Russia.

To attend, please RSVP to rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org – RSVPs must include your full name and any affiliations including for any guests you wish to bring. We will send a confirmation that will be required to attend the event.

Dr. Louise Shelley is the Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Endowed Chair and a University Professor at George Mason University. She is in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs and directs the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) that she founded. She is presently an inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellow writing a book on illicit trade and sustainability which is under contract with Princeton University Press. Dr Shelley has authored a number of books, most recently ‘Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism’ which was published by Cambridge University Press this year. From 1995-2014, Dr. Shelley ran programs in Russia, Ukraine and Georgia with leading specialists on the problems of organized crime and corruption.



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