Thursday, 2nd April 2020, One Bishops Square, E1 6AD

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Ali Sallaway

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

With a record of acting on major cross-border and domestic investigations for clients in all sectors, she specialises in corporate and financial crime defence and regulatory enforcement actions, particularly defending actions brought by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and/or Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), as well as overseas authorities.  

Ali has significant expertise handling false accounting, fraud, bribery/corruption, money-laundering and terrorism-related matters. She has acted on many of the leading enforcement decisions brought by the FCA, especially in market abuse, market manipulation, and disclosure and listing obligations cases.

Jonathan Pickworth

White & Case

Jonathan Pickworth heads the London White Collar Crime team and has over 30 years of experience representing corporates and individuals in investigations by UK and international agencies. Jonathan's practice focuses on allegations relating to money laundering, corruption, market misconduct, fraud, tax evasion and insider trading. He also advises firms on internal investigations, due diligence, compliance and risk in relation to criminal and regulatory matters. He frequently interacts with the Serious Fraud Office, the National Crime Agency, HM Revenue & Customs, the Financial Conduct Authority, the police and other agencies, and is also a regular speaker and commentator in the media on financial crime matters.

2019 Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks 

Richard Sallybanks, BCL Solicitors 
Ali Sallaway, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 

9.10: Keynote address

Mark Steward, Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority

9.40: Session one: The anti-money laundering landscape in the UK – navigating the difficult areas

As more and more UK agencies focus on money laundering and terrorist finance, banks and businesses face an ever stricter regulatory environment and agencies which increasingly express a willingness to use criminal powers. So what will be the knock-on effects? In this session the panel will discuss the conundrums and difficult areas thrown up by the growing and overlapping efforts to crack down on money laundering in the City of London.

Questions they’re expected to cover include:

  • How are different agencies seeking to use their criminal powers, and against whom?
  • Will we see criminal cases for systems and control failings?
  • Piling on – how to deal with matters when more than one agency is showing an interest
  • What has been the effect of the introduction of unexplained wealth orders and account freezing orders on anti-money laundering practice and policy?
  • What role can MLROs play in ensuring tighter corporate oversight?

Richard Sallybanks, BCL Solicitors 
Ali Sallaway, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer  

Alexander Davies, BDO
Jennifer Haslett, Head of FATF and International Branch, Sanctions and Illicit Finance Team, HM Treasury 
Martha O'Neil, Former Head of Financial Crime, Allied Irish Bank
Brandon O'Neil, Allen & Overy

10.45: Coffee break

11.15: Session two: Compliance and in-house counsel in the firing line

As the regulatory and criminal risk for organisations increases, compliance and in-house counsel are being placed in an ever more difficult position. Is it fair to expect them to be the corporate policeman when at the same time enforcers are putting a target on their back? In this session, our panel will discuss the challenges currently faced by compliance and in-house counsel when it comes to preventing, investigating and resolving corporate wrongdoing.

Questions they’re expected to cover include:

  • How real is the threat of enforcement action against members of the compliance and in-house legal function?
  • What practical tips help demonstrate competence not conspiracy?
  • How do compliance and in-house counsel protect both the organisation and their own position?
  • Will the increased targeting of compliance and in-house counsel affect people’s willingness to take on these roles?

Richard Sallybanks, BCL Solicitors 
Ali Sallaway, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 

Christine Braamskamp, Jenner & Block
David Entwistle, Global Head, Regulatory Governance & Enforcement, Anti-Financial Crime, Deutsche Bank
Catherine Johnson, Global General Counsel, London Stock Exchange Group
Alison Saunders, Linklaters
Karolos Seeger, Debevoise & Plimpton

12.20: Session three: GIR Live Question Time

In this quick-fire session the GIR audience are offered an excellent opportunity to ask our panel of leading names questions on the current hot topics in investigations.

Richard Sallybanks, BCL Solicitors
Ali Sallaway, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 

David Corker, Corker Binning
Alexander Davies, BDO
Stephen Pollard, WilmerHale
Jo Rickards, Mishcon de Reya 

13.10: Chairs’ closing remarks 

Richard Sallybanks, BCL Solicitors 
Ali Sallaway, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 

13.20: Networking lunch

14.20: Close of conference

Further Information

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One Bishops Square, E1 6AD


  • “Particularly high quality speakers, with different perspectives” – David Hamilton, Pinsent Masons

  • "Very interesting and relevant topics and chance to meet other delegates." - Kim Potts, Corker Binning

  • "A very high level conference with excellent speakers" - Karyn Harty, McCann Fitzgerald


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Super Early £600 21 Feb 2020
Early  £700 20 Mar 2020
Standard  £800 02 Apr 2020


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