Thursday, 8 November 2018, 2 London Wall Place, London


Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce a major international conference to be held in London.

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Louise Hodges

Kingsley Napley

Louise represents companies and individuals embroiled in criminal proceedings in the UK.  She is part of the team representing Tesco in the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) criminal investigation. Louise is particularly well known for representing individuals subject to financial regulatory and/or criminal investigations for market abuse or market misconduct including insider dealing and misleading the market, mainly dealt with by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or the SFO. She heads the KN Financial Services Group. 

Jonathan Pickworth

White & Case

Jonathan heads the London White Collar Crime team and has almost 30 years of experience representing corporates and individuals in investigations by UK and international agencies. He also advises firms on internal investigations, due diligence, compliance and risk in relation to criminal and regulatory matters. Clients benefit from his experience in dealing with law enforcement and regulators, his strategic thinking and his pragmatism. Jonathan's practice focuses on allegations relating to corruption, market misconduct, fraud, tax evasion, insider trading and money laundering. He frequently interacts with the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue & Customs, the Financial Conduct Authority, the police and other agencies.

2017 Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs' welcome

9.10: Fireside chat with David Green  

9.40: Session 1: The future of enforcement in the UK: Is the SFO now properly equipped to meet the UK's enforcement needs and what should the priorities be for its next Director?

Following the DPAs with Rolls Royce, Tesco and Standard Bank, the SFO is taken seriously around the world. Is the SFO's future now secure or is there a better model than the one currently in place? Should the SFO be judged on its revenue generation or by some other measure? Our panel of leading names will debate these and other questions in the popular GIR style.

Questions expected to be discussed include:

  • How successful has the SFO been?
  • Should David Green be taken at his word to "judge me on LIBOR"?
  • If not the SFO, then is there a better alternative?
  • Despite all its successes, can the SFO nonetheless improve in certain quarters?
  • Is the SFO taking the right approach with witnesses and compulsion interviews?
  • Is the SFO now in danger of relying too much on DPAs?
  • Can the uncertainty around the SFO's future finally be resolved?
  • In an era of global enforcement, where should the focus be - individuals or companies, or both? 

11.00: Coffee break

11.30: Session 2: Increasing personal liability: What does it mean for inhouse counsel and private practitioners, and how can both groups protect themselves?

Can in-house counsel be expected to perform as ‘corporate policemen' in an era where enforcers are seeking to put a target on their back? Our panellists will discuss the difficult position of the in-house lawyer who gives advice that the business ignores. What can they do? They may not have the financial luxury of being able to just walk away from the job.

Other questions the panel are expected to discuss include:

  • How real is the threat of enforcement action being taken against in-house legal and compliance staff?
  • Is the same threat present for external advisers?
  • How can any advisers protect themselves when preventative advice is ignored?
  • Would you now take on an in-house role? 

13.00: Chairs' closing remarks

13.10: Networking lunch

14.10: Close of conference


2 London Wall Place, London, EC2Y 5AU


  • "Excellent - very topical and pleasingly controversial" Linklaters

  • "Excellent pace, speakers, and interactive format" AlixPartners

Ticket Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early £600 21 September 2018
Early £700 26 October 2018
Standard £800 8 November 2018


Complimentary In-house/governmental registration available