Thursday, 12 November 2020, London

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Chairs

Mini vandePol

Chair, Global Compliance & Investigations Group, 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.

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."

Speakers

Lily Becker

Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Deborah Connor

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

Brooke Daley

Director & Senior Counsel, Global Compliance Investigations (EMEA), Zimmer Biomet

Shirley Emehelu

Member, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi

Louise Engel

Deputy Head, Litigation & Enforcement, Danske Bank

Arwen Handley

Partner, Hogan Lovells

Sarah Hitchins

Partner, Allen & Overy

Ivona Josipovic

Counsel, White Collar & Regulatory Defence Group, Debevoise & Plimpton

Rita D. 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

Anneka Randhawa

Partner, White & Case

Danielle Royal

Partner, Stikeman Elliott

Programme

09:00-09:30         Welcome coffee and registration

09:30-09:40         Chairs’ opening remarks

Lucinda Low, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson
Mini vandePol, Chair, Global Compliance & Investigations Group, Baker McKenzie 

09:40-10:10         Keynote speech

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

10:10-11:25        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, Global Compliance & Investigations Group, Baker McKenzie

Panellists:

  • Shirley Emehelu, Member, Chiesa Shahinian & Gintomasi PC
  • Louise Engel, Deputy Head, Litigation & Enforcement, Danske Bank
  • Deirdre O’Mahony, Partner, Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Investigations Group, Arthur Cox

11:25-11:55        Coffee break

11:55-13:10        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 key cases from the last year; for example, the Samherji case in Namibia. This informative and interactive session will use the audience’s own responses to a series of questions and scenarios to discuss how the whistleblower may complicate an investigation and the sharing of information.

Proposed areas to cover could include:

  • How to conduct an efficient and thorough investigation, given the need to preserve the confidentiality of the whistleblower
  • How do whistleblower reports shape investigation strategies?
  • Practical steps an institution can take to prevent retaliation against whistleblowers
  • Handling GDPR requirements in the context of a whistleblowing related investigation

Moderator:
Arwen Handley, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Panellists:

  • Emma Compton-Burnett, Head of Whistleblowing Management, UBS
  • Sarah Hitchins, Partner, Allen & Overy
  • Danielle Royal, Partner, Stikemann Elliott

13:10-14:10        Networking lunch

14:10-15:25        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

Panellists:

  • Brooke Daley, Director & Senior Counsel, Global Compliance Investigations (EMEA), Zimmer Biomet
  • Ivona Josipovic, Counsel, White Collar & Regulatory Defence Group, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Rita Mitchell, Partner, Compliance, Investigations & Enforcement and White-Collar Defence, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

15:25-15:55        Coffee break

15:55-17:10        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

Panellists:

  • Karen Popp, Partner & Global Co-leader, White Collar, Government Litigation and Investigations Group, Sidley Austin
  • Kristen Pisciotta, Director, PwC
  • Anneka Randhawa, Partner, White & Case

17:10-17:15        Chairs’ closing remarks

Lucinda Low, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson
Mini vandePol, Chair, Global Compliance & Investigations Group, Baker McKenzie

17:15-18:30        Drinks reception

18:30 Onwards  All delegates are invited to attend an all-conference dinner, kindly hosted by PwC

London

Testimonials

  • "Great speakers, very informed and engaging." Emma Tyler, PwC

  • "Excellent quality, topics very interesting and relevant." Kelly Ryan, Financial Reporting Council 

  • "All the sessions were of relevance and quality of discussions was high." Eleanor Wallis, Baker McKenzie 

Tickets

PRIVATE PRACTITIONER
Type Price Expires
Super Early £800 2 Oct 2020
Early  £900 30 Oct 2020
Standard  £975 12 Nov 2020

 

IN-HOUSE/GOVERNMENTAL
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