Thursday, 26 April 2018, Allen & Overy, One Bishops Square, London


Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce a major international conference to be held in London. Thursday, 26 April 2018.

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Stephen Pollard


Elizabeth Robertson

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

2017 Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ welcome 

Stephen Pollard, WilmerHale
Judith Seddon, Clifford Chance

9.10: Keynote speech

Alun Milford, General Counsel, Serious Fraud Office  

9.40: DPAs – does the glove always fit?

Rolls Royce’s DPA represents a huge leap forward for the SFO’s new option. But does that mean the floodgates are about to open? Will all cases be resolved by a DPA now, or is it still a bespoke and rare outcome? What are the attractions and the risks of the DPA process? And do the UK agencies have the firepower to catch those who decide to hunker down and if needs be fight their case?

Questions the panel are expected to discuss include:

  • Have the recent developments changed the risk/reward analysis for companies?
  • Given the size of the Rolls Royce fine, is fighting a case a cost-effective option?
  • Was the Rolls Royce DPA the game-changer that some have claimed?

Stephen Pollard, WilmerHale

Susannah Cogman, Herbert Smith Freehills
Paul Laffan, Managing Director, Head of AML (UK), State Street
Alun Milford, General Counsel, Serious Fraud Office
Clare Montgomery QC, Matrix Chambers

11.00: Coffee break

11.30: GIR Live Question Time

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

Topics they’re likely to discuss include:

  • The Criminal Finance Bill – changes to the SAR regime and the new corporate tax offence
  • The Call for Evidence re a possible reform of the law on corporate criminal liability
  • The RBS Rights Issue privilege ruling and its impact on interviewing witnesses in internal investigations
  • Implications of the judgment in Financial Conduct Authority v Macris – and the question of anonymity for third parties in the criminal context
  • Section 2 powers
    • Changes to the regime for interviewing under section 2 – a year on. What has the impact been?
    • Application of section 2 powers to material held overseas?

Judith Seddon, Clifford Chance 

Arnondo Chakrabarti, Allen & Overy
David Corker, Corker Binning 
Kaley Crossthwaite, BDO
Matthew Fitzwater, Acting Global Head of Litigation, Investigations & Enforcement, Barclays
Jonathan Pickworth, White & Case
Karolos Seeger, Debevoise & Plimpton

13.00: Chairs’ closing remarks

Stephen Pollard, WilmerHale
Judith Seddon, Clifford Chance

13.10: Networking lunch 

14.10: Close of conference


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


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

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

Ticket Prices

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


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