Sign up for a webinar on white collar crime update on 25 November from 16.00-17.00.
The fraud charges and investigation being launched against Volkswagen have shown the financial and reputational damage that can be wrought by fraud allegations. It is estimated that the fines and lawsuits brought against the company will exceed those brought against Enron and that the company’s potential liability to Environmental Protection Agency fines is $18 billion. It is likely that the company will also face class action law suits from car dealers and buyers.
This webinar will provide in house lawyers with an overview and analysis of important issues in white collar crime over the last year, including:
- The impact of the Conservative government’s indication that it will not introduce a general offence for corporates of failing to prevent economic crime
- A review of the biggest fraud cases to hit the headlines this year – including Toshiba, Tesco’s overstatement of profits cases and the LIBOR trials (including the Tom Hayes case)
- The implications of the Volkswagen case
- A review of the Bribery Act five years on and recent cases including FIFA and Compass
- The treatment of whistleblowers
- New procurement provisions and the risk of debarment of corporates convicted of a criminal offence
- The potential new criminal offence of facilitating tax evasion
- Unexplained wealth orders
Hannah Laming is a Partner at Peters & Peters. She was called to the Bar in 2001 and practised at the independent bar for several years. In 2006, she became a Prosecutor at the Serious Fraud Office before joining the Financial Services Authority’s (now Financial Conduct Authority) wholesale enforcement division. Hannah has substantial experience of bringing private prosecutions (both prosecuting and defending), most recently acting for the complainant in R v Somaia –the biggest private prosecution brought by an individual.
Rachel Cook is an Associate at Peters and Peters. Her experience includes contentious tax litigation, advising and representing individuals and corporates in high profile, often multi-jurisdictional, SFO corruption investigations, as well as in Financial Conduct Authority and Competition Markets Authority investigations and prosecutions. She is a Consultant Editor of Lloyds Law Reports: Financial Crime.
The webinar takes the form of a live audio event accompanied by slides during which you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Following the event you will be able to revisit a recorded version.