Coverage

UK SAR reform “a bit like Brexit”

05 April 2019

Current proposals to reform how suspicious activity reports are filed in the UK lack coherence and “may be worse than the original illness”, the former head of anti-money laundering and sanctions at Allied Irish Bank has said.

SFO director “grown up enough” to make Airbus charging decision

05 April 2019

A leading UK lawyer has said SFO directors should be given autonomy to make decisions on whether to charge companies with corruption predating the UK Bribery Act.

Mark Steward: “Speed is not the only measure of success”

04 April 2019

At GIR Live London, the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s head of enforcement and market oversight has said that he is “not concerned” with the agency’s record-breaking caseload that has grown rapidly since his appointment.

Lawyers query SFO decision to drop Rolls-Royce case

08 April 2019

Practitioners also questioned the SFO’s decision to go after individuals in the Tesco case and criticised a recent UK court ruling that said section 2 notices apply extraterritorially.

Chairs

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.

Richard Sallybanks

BCL Solicitors

Richard has been a partner at BCL since 1999 and specialises in complex business crime and regulatory defence work.

Richard has been involved in numerous SFO, FCA, HMRC & CMA investigations and prosecutions, together with associated restraint and confiscation proceedings. His recent SFO experience includes the Alstom, Barclays Qatar, and Tesco investigations (acting for senior individuals under suspicion), as well as acting for Robert Tchenguiz in the SFO’s Kaupthing Bank investigation (including the successful Judicial Review challenge to SFO search warrants). Richard has acted in a number of FCA criminal and regulatory investigations for brokers, traders and senior executives, including in relation to allegations of insider dealing and market abuse. 

Keynote Speaker

Mark Steward

Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight, Financial Conduct Authority

Mark is Executive Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight at the Financial Conduct Authority. He has been involved in corporate, financial services and securities regulation since 1987 in Australia, Hong Kong and in the UK, specialising in investigatory work and resulting litigation.                                                      
Mark joined the FCA from the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, where he was Executive Director of Enforcement and a member of the board for 9 years. Before joining the SFC, Mark was Deputy Executive Director, Enforcement with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Speakers

Christine Braamskamp

Jenner & Block

David Corker

Corker Binning

Alexander Davies

BDO

David Entwistle

Global Head, Regulatory Governance & Enforcement, Anti-Financial Crime, Deutsche Bank

Jennifer Haslett

Head of FATF and International Branch, Sanctions and Illicit Finance Team, HM Treasury

Catherine Johnson

Global General Counsel, London Stock Exchange Group

Martha O'Neil

Former Head of Financial Crime, Allied Irish Bank

Brandon O'Neil

Allen & Overy

Stephen Pollard

WilmerHale

Jo Rickards

Mishcon de Reya

Alison Saunders

Linklaters

Karolos Seeger

Debevoise & Plimpton

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?

Moderators:
Richard Sallybanks, BCL Solicitors 
Ali Sallaway, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer  

Panel:
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?

Moderators:
Richard Sallybanks, BCL Solicitors 
Ali Sallaway, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 

Panel:
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.

Moderators:
Richard Sallybanks, BCL Solicitors
Ali Sallaway, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 

Panel:
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

For further information or sponsorship opportunities, please call +44 203 780 4137 or email events@globalinvestigationsreview.com

Venue

One Bishops Square, London, E1 6AD, United Kingdom

Testimonials

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

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

Ticket Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early £600 22 Feb 2019
Early £700 22 Mar 2019
Standard £800  4 Apr 2019

 

In-house/governmental
Type Price
Standard £0