Guernsey | 21. 11. 2017

2nd Annual Guernsey Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium

The definitive compliance and financial crime prevention event of the year

The 2nd Annual Guernsey Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium will attract financial services professionals from Guernsey, the UK and Europe and will provide delegates with an update on top regulatory issues as well as exploring global topics such as countering the financing of terrorism, sanctions, and bribery & corruption.

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This year's symposium considers the risks faced by financial services businesses of facilitating monies derived from bribery and corruption.

Following the Panama Papers scandal in 2016 and the increasing focus by governments around the world on the detrimental impact of bribery and corruption on communities in poorer regions, this event will examine anti-bribery & corruption (ABC) from the perspective of policy makers, law enforcement agencies and industry practitioners.

The 2nd Annual Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium will also feature leading speakers covering topic areas including the sanctions landscape, the UK's Criminal Finances Bill and the role of governance risk & compliance in ensuring effective compliance.

Who this event is for

  • Compliance professionals
  • Consultants
  • Corporate executives (including CEOs and CFOs)
  • Senior managers
  • Risk executives
  • Directors
  • MLROs
  • MLCOs

Pricing & discounts

Price: £325

We offer the following discounts for this event:

  • 20% for GACO members
  • 10% for ICA, STEP, GAT, IoD, CIISF, Digital Greenhouse and GCOC members (Discounts cannot be used in combination)
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Event Schedule

Registration & refreshments


Chris Usher, Chief Executive Officer of Jersey International Business School

Opening address


Jonathan Benton, Former Joint Head of the UK International Corruption Unit at the National Crime Agency

The relationship between the facilitation of bribery & corruption monies and poverty in Africa


Marcus Thompson, Partner at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Lessons learnt from recent data breaches


Rob McMahon, Acting Global Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption at Barclays

Embedding effective ABC policy and procedure

  • Getting beyond the page – how to bring your organisation’s ABC Policy to life
  • Establishing an appropriate framework – how intelligent design can minimise the cost & maximise the impact of Policy updates
  • Leaving room to breathe – how to avoid procedural paralysis

Panel discussion: How the Guernsey financial service industry can help in stemming the financial flows from bribery & corruption

  • Why is it important?
  • The importance of adequate screening
  • Could it happen here?



Megan M.E. Pullum QC, HM Procureur of Guernsey

The role of the Law Officers of Guernsey and how the department supports the fight against financial crime


Will Giles, Serious Economic Crime Prosecutor for Guernsey Law Officers of the Crown

Case studies in economic crime prosecutions


Andrew Niles, Director – Head of Regulatory Compliance Services at Intertrust Regulatory Compliance Services

The adoption of integrated compliance solutions to assimilate global regulation in business




Simon Davies, Partner at Ogier

4th / 5th EU AMLD – what’s next?


Neil Donovan, Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 – key considerations for financial services professionals

  • Enhanced powers to investigate suspected money laundering
  • Changes to the suspicious activity reporting regime
  • Information sharing provisions for regulated entities
  • New failure to prevent tax evasion offences
  • Risk management

Panel discussion: The practical implications of legislation in relation to financial crime prevention

  • Is your policy and procedure sufficient?
  • Extra-territoriality US/EU/UK
  • Political pressure  – the competition for global capital



Jon Barclay, Partner at Bedell Cristin

The evolving Sanctions landscape – how geopolitics is influencing policy


Simon Florance, Counsel at Carey Olsen

The importance of governance, risk & compliance to the Guernsey financial services industry


Chris Usher, Chief Executive Officer of Jersey International Business School

Closing address

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Keynote Speakers

400 X 400 Jonathan Benton

Jonathan Benton

Former Joint Head of the UK International Corruption Unit at the National Crime Agency

Director at The Sentry. Responsible for all policy, operational activity (global) and government relations across the EU. Accountable to The Sentry founders George Clooney and John Prendergast delivering the objectives of: exposing, tackling and preventing illicit money flows that support genocide, war crimes and human rights abuses in Africa.

Formerly an executive-level senior police officer with national responsibility for strategy, operations and performance relating to international anti-corruption and anti-bribery. Experience of running complex multi-disciplinary teams in areas of high sensitivity concerning UK economic interest and risk.

Achieved close co-operation with governments, agencies and the private sector.

Used to operating at all levels including ministers and heads of state.

Extensive experience in anti-money laundering, financial crime. Unique perspective on corruption-related risk across blue chip companies operating in Africa.

Event Speakers

Chris Usher 400 X 400

Chris Usher

Managing Director (Jersey) of BPP CI

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in international financial services, working both in the UK and offshore, for major financial institutions such as Barclays Wealth and Santander.

Formerly an International Investment Manager he advised both individuals and corporate entities on complex investment scenarios. He now specialises in delivering training in investment management, taxation and regulatory matters in international finance centres around the world.

Chris is a specialist chairman of a number of high-profile events, including conferences such as the Annual Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium and the International Taxation Conference. As an expert in the financial crime risks posed to international offshore financial centres, Chris was invited to speak at the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) conference on the topic of ‘Understanding the Criminal Vulnerabilities of Offshore Products and Services’.

400 X 400 Megan Pullum V2

Megan M.E. Pullum QC

HM Procureur for the Law Officers of the Crown

Megan M E Pullum is HM Procureur (Attorney General) of Guernsey.  She is a Crown Advocate with over 20 years’ experience of working as a government lawyer in a broad range of contentious and non-contentious work. She previously worked within the Welsh and English governments and she has also worked as a private lawyer in Brussels and as a freelance law lecturer. 

Megan was called as a solicitor the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1996, qualified as an Advocate in 2006, was appointed HM Comptroller (Solicitor General) in 2012 and HM Procureur and HM Receiver General in 2016. She is also an accredited Globis employment and workplace Mediator.

Megan is a former member of the Law Society’s EU Committee and a current member of the Editorial Board for the Jersey and Guernsey Law Review.

400 X 400 Rob Mc Mahon

Rob McMahon

Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption Programme Oversight at Barclays

Rob currently heads the central anti-bribery team at Barclays, having previously held a number of leadership positions within the bank’s financial crime compliance team over the past 10 years. Much of that work has been focused on the build-out of an effective anti-bribery & corruption control framework, leveraging Rob’s previous experience in project management. Rob joined Barclays’ graduate trainee programme in 2000, initially working in retail banking and Barclays Africa, before moving to the Corporate & Investment Bank. He is married with 3 young children.

400 X 400 Simon Florance

Simon Florance

Counsel at Carey Olsen

Simon is counsel to the dispute resolution and litigation team specialising in commercial litigation and regulatory matters. Simon’s experience and expertise encompasses a wide range of areas including complex contractual disputes, shareholder and investor actions, cross-border litigation, freezing orders, contentious banking and finance issues, and property and construction disputes. Simon also advises on regulatory matters including anti-money laundering, data protection, directors' duties and renewable energy.

400 X 400 William Giles

Will Giles

Serious Economic Crime Prosecutor for Guernsey Law Officers of the Crown

Will is the Serious Economic Crime Prosecutor for the Bailiwick of Guernsey. As an advocate of the Royal Court, he has been employed in this specialised role since 2010. Between 1997 and 2007 he had established a successful criminal defence practice in Leeds, specialising in Higher Court advocacy and the full range of serious offences. In 2007 he transferred to a newly established unit in Cambridgeshire, where he prosecuted serious fraud and money laundering cases for the Crown Prosecution Service.

Whilst in Guernsey he has conducted a number of high profile trials, including LOC v Doyle and Lanyon which is believed to have been the longest criminal trial Guernsey had held at that time (2015).

Neil Donovan

Neil Donovan

Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Neil acts for retail and investment banks, insurance companies, and other corporates with a focus on litigation and regulatory proceedings. He is a member of the Global Investigations and Corporate Crime teams, and regularly works on complex cross-border investigations.  

Neil frequently advises on financial crime issues including fraud, bribery & corruption, and money laundering. He acts for corporates across a range of sectors including financial services, manufacturing, retail and energy. He has particular experience advising clients on the application of the Bribery Act 2010 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.           

Neil has completed secondments to a global investment bank in London and the firm’s US white collar team in New York.

400 X 400 Jon Barclay

Jon Barclay

Partner at Bedell Cristin

Jon advises institutions, law firms and in-house teams worldwide across the range of international financial services litigation. He has a close interest in regulatory enforcement work and international asset tracing. He is a recognised expert in Who's Who Legal directories for asset recovery and investigations.

400 X 400 Andrew Niles

Andrew Niles

Director – Head of Regulatory Compliance Services at Intertrust Regulatory Compliance Services

Intertrust Regulatory Compliance Services is the part of Intertrust Group  engaged in managing the impact of global regulatory change across our own business and that of our clients. We deliver a scalable solution for clients engaged in international financial businesses. We cover Funds, Global Corporates and complex private client structures. For the past 25 years Andrew has managed international strategies for institutions in Europe and Asia. In Hong Kong he chaired a working party liaising with the Government and industry on the implementation of AEOI and CRS. He now heads a team within Intertrust which delivers solutions to clients through their network of 40 offices in 31 jurisdictions globally.

Anthony Williams 400 X 400 V2

Anthony Williams

Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, Guernsey at Appleby (Guernsey) LLP

Anthony is a Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution in Guernsey. He is an Advocate and regularly appears in the Royal Court of Guernsey. Anthony has significant experience in many areas of corporate litigation and dispute resolution. He has particular expertise in high value and complex commercial litigation, with particular focus on investment fund disputes, directors’ and shareholders’ disputes, contentious insolvency matters, asset-tracing and recovery work, and trust litigation. Most recently Anthony was regarded as a notable practitioner by Chambers UK 2017 attracting plaudits for being "calm and collected under pressure" and for "going the extra mile to assist clients." According to the same directory "he has attained significant experience appearing before the Royal Court and the Court of Appeal in areas including investment fund disputes, asset tracing and multi-jurisdictional litigation."

The Legal 500 UK 2016 described Anthony as an "excellent advocate" who leads Appleby's "dynamic team."

Simon Davies 400 X 400

Simon Davies

Partner at Ogier

Simon Davies specialises in contentious trusts, commercial litigation, insolvency, administration, receivership, fraud & asset trading, shareholder disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty, professional negligence and mediation.

He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1993 and is an Advocate of the Royal Court of Guernsey. Prior to joining Ogier, Simon worked at another leading Channel Islands firm and for 10 years at Ashurst in London, during which time he was seconded for 14 months to Hashidate Law Office, Tokyo, Japan.

Simon is a member of the Royal Court Civil Procedure Rules Review Committee. Simon featured as a leading Individual in the 2013 edition of The Legal 500 and the 2014 edition of Chambers UK for Dispute Resolution in Guernsey. He was also listed in the Citywealth Leaders List 2013 and 2014 for contentious trust lawyers.

400 X 400 Marcus Thompson

Marcus Thompson

Partner at Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Marcus Thompson is a partner in the Government & Internal Investigations Group in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. He assists clients with a variety of business-related criminal matters such as anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, international sanctions and corporate investigations. He has significant experience advising companies on the design and implementation of compliance programs and has worked on such programs in many countries around the world. 

Previously, Marcus was a barrister in independent practice where his work focused on prosecuting and defending in the criminal courts. After leaving private practice, he served as the legal adviser on financial and international crime at the Serious Organised Crime Agency (now the National Crime Agency) in London. Marcus has also worked in the Cayman Islands and served as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Walkers, a leading offshore law firm.

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Duke of Richmond

Cambridge Park, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1UY

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