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Guernsey | 26. 11. 2020

2020 Corporate Criminal Offences Forum

This event is essential financial crime prevention training for all tax, finance and compliance professionals, directors and senior managers. It focuses on practical responses to the relatively recent Criminal Finances Act 2017 legislation relating to the Corporate Criminal Offences of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.

2020-11-26 09:00:00 2020-11-26 12:00:00 Europe/London 2020 Corporate Criminal Offences Forum BPP Events events@bpp.com
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Overview

This event is essential financial crime prevention training for all tax, finance and compliance professionals, directors and senior managers. It focuses on practical responses to the relatively recent Criminal Finances Act 2017 legislation relating to the Corporate Criminal Offences of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.

Pricing & Additional Information

Pricing

  • Tickets cost £195

Discounts

We offer the following discounts for this forum:

  • 20% for GACO members
  • 10% for ICA and BPP Loyalty Scheme members

Additional Information

  • Venue: Online Live Classroom
  • CPD certificates are awarded for attendance

Suitable for

It will be of specific interest to MLCOs, MLROs, anti-financial crime specialists, and anyone working with tax and finance responsibilities.

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Event Schedule

Registration

08:45 - 09:00

Criminal Finances Act: background and recent developments

James Egert, Lead Tax Risk Assurance and CCO partner at BDO London & Martin Callaghan, Tax Risk Director at BDO

09:00 - 09:30

Responding to the CCO – a practical response

Miranda Chamberlain, Head of Tax at Mace Group

09:30 - 10:00

Corporate Criminal Offences & Investigations: The Do’s, the Don’t’s – and the Consequences!

Pavlos Panayi QC, Barrister & Collingwood Thompson QC, Head of Chambers at 7BR Barrister Chambers and Nicola O'Connor, Legal Director at Bird&Bird

10:00 - 11:00

Direction of travel: evolving Economic Crime initiatives

Angela Foyle, Partner at BDO London

11:00 - 11:25

Closing statements and practical next steps

James Egert, Lead Tax Risk Assurance and CCO partner at BDO London

11:25 - 11:45

Questions

11:45 - 12:00
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Event Speakers

Pavlos Panayi Qc

Pavlos Panayi QC

Barrister at 7BR

Pavlos is a specialist in business crime, bribery and corruption; financial regulatory, extradition and international criminal law with an emphasis on providing high-level external advice to common law jurisdictions.

He acts for corporates and individuals seeking advice in the UK, Channel Islands, Cyprus, Greece and the Caribbean, and maintains a general criminal practice including in allegations of terrorism, murder and sexual offences.

Pavlos is a regular speaker in the UK and internationally on issues of bribery, corruption, AML and fraud.

Recent instructions include:

  • Acting for five directors of a leading UK business facing prosecution for conspiracy to cheat following a long-running HMRC investigation;
  • Acting for a billionaire businessman facing restraint order arising from an AML investigation;
  • Advising in relation to the international and UK aspects of an investigation arising out of the Onecoin $4b Ponzi scheme;
  • Acting for a Cyprus bank and its officials charged in the Nicosia criminal court with fraud, market-manipulation and forgery allegations in three linked trials arising out of the collapse of the Cyprus banking system in 2012-2013
  • Acting for a Guernsey fund management business in enforcement action brought by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission;
  • Directing an internal investigation for a major international financial institution into a series of linked frauds of approx. €300m;
  • Acting for principle partner at a London based law firm alleged to have committed a £6m fraud on the Legal Aid fund;
  • Acting for two British company directors of an AIM-listed communications company and its Greek subsidiary facing prosecution in Athens for alleged fraud on thousands of consumers;
  • Advised in several extradition request cases.

‘Pavlos is a robust and authoritative presence in court. He deals with legal submissions with confidence and persistence. He leads a team with dedication and good humour. His speeches are cogent and well constructed; charming manner which he puts to good effect with Judges and clients alike. Has the ability to find an arguable point amongst a haystack of nonsense and argue it successfully. Hard working, smart, diligent.’ Legal 500 2021 – General Crime

‘He is able to see through difficult facts and come to a simple solution to best achieve the client’s goals.’ Legal 500 2021 – Fraud

‘He is robust, dedicated, and determined.’ Legal 500 2021 – Offshore

400 X 400 Collingwood Thompson Qc

​Collingwood Thompson QC

Barrister and Head of Chambers at 7BR

Collingwood Thompson QC is Head of Chambers at 7BR. He has specialised in both civil and criminal fraud, since taking silk in 1998. Collingwood has acted in some of the most high-profile fraud cases, both on behalf of the Crown and the defence.

Both prosecution agencies and defence solicitors regularly instruct him. Concerning the prosecution, he works closely with SFO, CPS and NCA. Regarding defence matters he represents individuals and corporate clients in large fraud investigations.

While being in silk and through his fraud practice he has developed an expertise in legal professional privilege, particularly in connection with search warrants and production orders.

Also, his practice over the past 20 years has become increasingly international, where he has appeared in the courts and advised in a number of jurisdictions including: Caribbean, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Thailand and Jersey.

Some of the matters he has worked on recently are as follows:

  • Advising the Attorney General of Jersey on fraud-related investigations;

  • Representing CITIC Group concerning an LPP issue;

  • Representing a large well-established institution on the Isle of Man, which has been accused of Money Laundering and regulatory issues;

Collingwood is ranked in both Chambers & Partners 2021 and Legal 500 2021 as one of the leaders at the London Bar for Financial Crime/Fraud: Crime.

400 X 400 Angela Foyle

Angela Foyle

Partner at BDO London

Angela Foyle is a partner in BDO LLP, where she was MLRO and Head of Economic Crime for nearly ten years. She chairs a number of accountancy sector groups looking at economic crime, including the ICAEW Economic Crime sub-committee and Accountancy Europe’s Anti-money laundering working group. She also represents the accountancy sector at a number of UK Home Office and Treasury working groups relating to economic crime. Angela has also worked on a number of regulatory reviews under S.166 FSMA 2000.

400 X 400 Miranda Chamberlain

Miranda Chamberlain

Group Head of Tax at Mace Group

Miranda has been a tax professional for over 17 years, starting off in practice with Tenon and then BDO. She made her first move “in house” 5 years ago when she took on the role helping to build Mace’s first in-house Tax Team. Now a 10-person strong team, she leads as Group Head of Tax with responsibility for Mace’s global footprint across the four business engines of Construction, Consultancy, Development and Operations. Mace topped £2bn in turnover in 2019 and continues to grow internationally, operating hubs in Dubai, America and Australia.

400 X 400 Nicola Oconnor

Nicola O’Connor

Legal Director for Tax Disputes and Investigations at Bird & Bird

Nicola is a white-collar and corporate crime specialist with over 20 years of experience in advising corporates and individuals under investigation and facing prosecution for financial crime and corporate offences. Over the years she has dealt with many complex and high-profile cases prosecuted by a variety of agencies such as HMRC, National Crime Agency, Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority, in addition to private prosecutions. When involved at an early stage Nicola is often able to avoid matters going to trial. Nicola advises those under suspicion as well as witnesses in interview and assists corporate clients during dawn raids.

Nicola is part of the white-collar crime investigations team at Bird & Bird. She advises corporate clients when conducting internal investigations into allegations of tax offences, money laundering, fraud and bribery and corruption.

Additionally, Nicola offers in-house training to a range of clients in areas such as corporate criminal offences, and financial crime offences. Training also extends to preparing for the possibility of a dawn raid. Nicola advises corporate clients on financial crime compliance procedures. She has a unique insight having defended a variety of investigations and prosecutions into offences under the Bribery Act and Proceeds of Crime Act.

400 X 400 James Egert

James Egert

Lead Tax Risk Assurance and CCO partner at BDO London

James is a BDO Tax partner. He leads BDO's Tax Risk practice in London, specialising in SAO, tax strategy, managing tax risk and governance, and providing advice to help clients improve their tax performance. He also oversees a number of large global tax compliance engagements.

He is BDO's lead partner in responding to the Corporate Criminal Offences legislation relating to the prevention of facilitation of tax evasion (as part of the Criminal Finances Act 2017) and also supports clients in relation to wider Financial Crime regulation.

400 X 400 Martin Callaghan Png

Martin Callaghan

Tax Risk Director at BDO London

As well as being responsible for the delivery of SAO, Business Risk Review and tax internal audit services, Martin leads many of our engagements related to Part 3, Criminal Finances Act 2017, providing practical and pragmatic advice to businesses across all sectors and sizes. A developing area is the cross-over between the CCO legislation and other areas of compliance and regulation, including Bribery Act 2010, and Martin liaises extensively with BDO’s Economic Crime advisory team in cross-service line engagements.

Martin has experience in dealing with entrepreneurial mid-market businesses, as well as FTSE companies.

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