Thursday 12 - Friday 13 November 2020, Zoom

Chairs

Lucinda Low

Partner, Steptoe & Johnson

Lucinda Low's practice includes representing audit committees, boards of directors, and companies in internal, government, and international financial institution audits, investigations, and enforcement matters involving fraud, bribery, corruption, and other compliance issues. Lucinda is recognized by Chambers market commentators for her "incredible technical proficiency, spectacular advocacy skills, and cultural know-how." She has particular authority in matters involving the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, and other international business compliance issues. According to Chambers, clients concur that Lucinda is "very impressive" and credit her with "an attention to detail that is second to none."

Mini vandePol

Chair, Compliance & Investigations Group, Asia Pacific, Baker McKenzie

Mini is the Asia Pacific Head of Baker McKenzie’s Global Compliance and Investigations Group, having been its Global Chair until 2017, leading a global investigations powerhouse with over 900 team members across 47 countries ranking in GIR’s top 10 global investigations firms in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Chambers ranks Mini as a key practitioner for China Corporate Investigations and she was awarded 2018 Best in Compliance & Regulatory by Euromoney Asia. Her work focusses on internal or regulator driven corporate anti-corruption and other senior executive malpractice investigations in China, India and other parts of Asia in a variety of industries.

Speakers

Lily Becker

Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Emma Compton-Burnett

Head of the Investigations and Employee Conduct Framework, UBS

Deborah Connor

Chief, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, US Department of Justice

Joanna Dimmock

Partner, White & Case

Shirley Emehelu

Member, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC

Louise Engel

Deputy Head, Group Litigation & Enforcement, Danske Bank

Arwen Handley

Partner, Hogan Lovells

Sarah Henchoz

Partner, Allen & Overy

Julia-Charlotte Keil

Compliance Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Rita Mitchell

Partner, Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement and White-Collar Defence, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Deirdre O'Mahony

Partner, Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Investigations Group, Arthur Cox

Kristen Pisciotta

Director, PwC

Karen Popp

Partner & Global Co-leader, White Collar, Government Litigation and Investigations Group, Sidley Austin

Danielle Royal

Partner, Stikeman Elliott

Jane Shvets

Partner, White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group, Debevoise & Plimpton

Programme

All sessions will be live and all times below are displayed in GMT

Thursday 12 November

13.50-14.00: Log-in and registration  

14.00-14.15: Chair’s opening remarks

Lucinda Low, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson

14.15-14.45: Keynote address

Deborah Connor, Chief, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, US Department of Justice

14.45-15.30: Looking back at the year gone by: an update on government investigations from across the globe

2019- 2020 saw some remarkable investigation developments, including the world’s largest bribery settlement aided by inter-agency collaboration from the UK, France and the US. Our panel will provide regional updates from Asia, Latin America, US and Africa during a year that saw a pandemic effect investigations globally. Explore the key takeaways and lessons learned from recent enforcement actions and what we can expect to see in the coming months as many ask whether enforcement activity will return to pre-pandemic levels.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Enforcement updates from the UK, US, Europe and beyond;
  • An examination of investigations from the last year; how have they adapted during covid-19?
  • The future of coordinated enforcement across jurisdictions.

Moderator:
Lucinda Low, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson

Panel:
Joanna Dimmock, Partner, White & Case
Kristen Pisciotta, Director, PwC
Karen Popp, Partner & Global Co-leader, White Collar, Government Litigation and Investigations Group, Sidley Austin

15.30-15.45: Break

15.45-16.30: The art of interviewing

The art of interviewing has gained a cross cultural dimension and now requires a set of skills unique to the region you’re interviewing in. How should you handle challenges in investigations across different jurisdictions? Likewise, the pandemic has caused a shift in working patterns. With more people working from home than ever before, how have companies and firms adapted to virtual interviewing and remote working?

Our panel of esteemed speakers will answer the following:

  • What defines the best interviewers?
  • How can you plan for an interview?
  • How does your approach change when interviewing in a fraud investigation vs interviewing in a #MeToo investigation?
  • How does your approach change when interviewing in the US v in Angola for example?
  • How do you manage ethical issues, such as the waiving of privilege over interview memos for cooperation credit/DPAs, that arise when interviewing individuals for a corporate investigation?
  • Mid-interview troubleshooting tips: What do you do when it’s not going as planned? 

Moderator:
Lily Becker, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Panel:

Deirdre O’Mahony, Partner, Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Investigations Group, Arthur Cox
Rita Mitchell, Partner, Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement and White-Collar Defence, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Jane Shvets, Partner, White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group, Debevoise & Plimpton

16.30- 16.40: Closing remarks

16.40-17.10: Networking

 

Friday 13 November 

08.50-09.00: Log-in and registration  

09.00-09.15: Chair’s opening remarks

Mini vandePol, Chair, Compliance & Investigations Group, Asia Pacific, Baker McKenzie

09.15-09.45: Keynote address

Julia-Charlotte Keil, Compliance Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

09.45-10.30: Shining the spotlight on 2020 anti-money laundering trends and the emerging anti-corruption hotspots across the world

In the past few years, high-profile money laundering scandals in the Nordics and the Baltics at companies such as Danske Bank, have prompted banks and other corporate firms to widen the focus of their investigation efforts and rein in economic misconduct in regions further afield. Our panel will analyse how one case can spawn renewed anti-money laundering momentum across a whole continent as well as:

  • How do banks approach a money laundering investigation? How are they using AI?
  • Is cooperation between banks and financial regulators key factor in reducing crime rates?
  • How can banks monitor systems efficiently and update them to stay ahead?
  • How should you work with clients who are facing these issues?

Moderator:
Mini vandePol, Chair, Compliance & Investigations Group, Asia Pacific, Baker McKenzie

Panel:
Shirley Emehelu, Member, Chiesa Shahinian & Gintomasi PC 
Louise Engel, Deputy Head, Group Litigation & Enforcement, Danske Bank
Julia-Charlotte Keil, Compliance Officer, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

10.30-10.45: Break

10.45-11.30: Whistleblowing and investigations: the dos and the don’ts from around the world

The panel will examine how best to handle an investigation that comes after the whistle has been blown by looking at some of the particular challenges posed by whistleblowing investigations and practical steps that firms can take to address them.

The panel will discuss:

  • How to conduct an efficient and thorough investigation, given the need to preserve the confidentiality of the whistleblower;
  • Practical steps an institution can take to prevent retaliation against whistleblowers;
  • How to balance the rights of the subject of a whistleblowing;
  • Handling GDPR requirements in the context of a whistleblowing investigation;
  • Incentives – observations on a new programme in Canada.

Moderator:
Arwen Handley, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Panel:
Emma Compton-Burnett, Head of Whistleblowing Management, UBS
Sarah Henchoz, Partner, Allen & Overy
Danielle Royal, Partner, Stikeman Elliott

11.30- 11.40: Closing remarks

11.40-12.10: Networking

Ticket Prices

 

Private Practitioners 
Type Price
Tier 1 Sold Out
Tier 2 £300

 

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL/ GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES 
Type Price
Standard £0