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Seminar: Running an effective in-house compliance programme (10 July)

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This hour seminar will investigate how to create and run an effective compliance programme. It will be held at the Law Society on Tuesday 10 July from 18:00.

The main focuses will be:

  • Changing behaviour towards a culture of compliance: incentives, governance and internal controls
  • Insights from behavioural economics (creating incentives, emotional engagement, disrupting the decision-making process)
  • The message for in-house lawyers from the regulators and courts
  • How to measure effective compliance (prevention v fine reduction, measuring engagement levels, knowledge tests)


Benedict Bleicher, senior competition counsel, Rio Tinto

Benedict Bleicher

Benedict is in charge of global competition law for Rio Tinto, based at their London head office. Benedict has held roles in private practice (Clifford Chance, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton), in-house (BT and BBC Worldwide) and with the Competition and Markets Authority. He has extensive experience in all areas of EC and UK competition law. In private practice, Benedict advised on numerous global mergers and provided behavioural advice with a focus on mining and financial services. At BT Worldwide and the BBC, Benedict was involved in telecoms, competition and media regulation. In addition, Benedict has created and run global compliance programmes in the field of antitrust and anti-corruption / anti-bribery. Outside of Rio Tinto, he sits on the Legal Committee of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative and is vice chair of the In-house Competition Lawyers Association (ICLA).

Maria Ouli, competition law audit lead, Tetra Laval

Ouli Maria

Maria is leading on competition law audits for Tetra Pak Group. Maria has also advised Sky and BT on competition law and regulation. Maria has particular experience in leading complex investigations and high-profile litigation including before the UK Supreme Court. Maria has also led on the development of regulatory policy positions and extensively engaged with regulators. Maria is a member of the Competition Section of the Law Society.

Leonidas Theodosiou, legal counsel (seconded), Tata Steel

Leonidas Theodosiou

Leonidas practises as antitrust lawyer with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and is currently on secondment to the in-house legal team of Tata Steel.

Leonidas focuses his practice on antitrust, trade defence and general EU law matters including litigation in the EU courts. He represents clients on abuse of dominance and cartel investigations, as well as on UK, EU and international merger control.

SRA competency codes: A2, A4, B3, B7, C1

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