Coverage

GIR Live London - in pictures

27 April 2018

Photos from GIR Live London, co-chaired by Elizabeth Robertson at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Stephen Pollard at WilmerHale and held at Allen & Overy on 26 April.

GIR Live: Enforcement agencies get “overexcited” about oral evidence

26 April 2018

London criminal defence lawyers bemoaned enforcement agencies’ obsession with oral accounts to build cases, questioning the reliability of the evidence.

GIR Live: UWOs are “largely symbolic”

27 April 2018

Lawyers should watch out for a provision in the UK Criminal Finance Act which allows law enforcement officials to freeze assets held in UK bank accounts, an audience at GIR Live London heard on 26 April.

Chairs

Stephen Pollard

WilmerHale

Stephen Pollard is a seasoned litigator with more than 25 years of experience on the full spectrum of business crime and securities enforcement work. He represents members of the investor community including senior managers, brokers and traders facing allegations of insider trading, market manipulation and market abuse, particularly in proceedings brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). He also has extensive experience in handling high-profile matters requiring press and reputational management.

Elizabeth Robertson

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Elizabeth Robertson is a partner in Skadden’s Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime Group, based in London.  Ms. Robertson has more than 20 years of experience advising on multijurisdictional white collar crime cases involving allegations of fraud, corruption and money laundering.  Ms. Robertson is ranked in the top tier in both The Legal 500 and Chambers UK, and was included in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 in 2013, a feature on the most influential people in the UK legal sector. Chambers UK 2018 describes her as a "clearly able practitioner with a huge amount of criminal expertise" with "deep commitment to understanding the client and where they are coming from".

Speakers

Arnondo Chakrabarti

Allen & Overy

David Corker

Corker Binning

Stephen Gentle

Simmons & Simmons

Claire Lipworth

Hogan Lovells

Stephen Peters

BDO

Elly Proudlock

Linklaters

Ali Sallaway

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Jane Shvets

Debevoise & Plimpton

Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

Stephen Pollard, WilmerHale
Elizabeth Robertson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

9.10: Session one: “Grow a backbone”: The distinction between the American and British approaches to cross border investigations

In this panel leading names will discuss the ways in which the American and British attitudes towards cross border investigations differ. The American approach of “lay everything out on the table instantly and cooperate”, versus the British approach of “let them prove a case if they can”.            

Moderators:
Stephen Pollard, WilmerHale
Elizabeth Robertson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Panel:
Arnondo Chakrabarti, Allen & Overy 
Stephen Peters, BDO
Ali Sallaway, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 
Jane Shvets, Debevoise & Plimpton

10.30: Coffee break

11.10: Session two: GIR Live Question Time

A panel of leading names will discuss hot topics submitted by the moderators and our audience. 

Moderators:
Stephen Pollard, WilmerHale
Elizabeth Robertson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Panel:
David Corker, Corker Binning 
Stephen Gentle, Simmons & Simmons 
Claire Lipworth, Hogan Lovells 
Elly Proudlock, Linklaters

12.40: Chairs’ closing remarks

Stephen Pollard, WilmerHale
Elizabeth Robertson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

12.50: Networking lunch

14.00: Close of conference

Venue

Allen & Overy, One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD, United Kingdom

Testimonials

  • "Topical questions, explored in depth" Jane Larner, Linklaters

  • "Excellent discussion of key topics" Elly Proudlock, WilmerHale

Ticket Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early £600 16 March 2018
Early £700 13 April 2018
Standard £800  26 April 2018

 

In-house/governmental
Type Price
Standard Complimentary