Rolls-Royce’s landmark deferred prosecution agreement with the Serious Fraud Office was touted as a game-changer. At GIR Live London on 27 April, SFO general counsel Alun Milford and a panel of leading lawyers will discuss the future of DPAs in the UK.
The conference will kick off with a keynote address by Alun Milford. His speech will be followed by a panel that will discuss DPAs in the UK and whether the Rolls-Royce matter will open the floodgates for DPAs in the UK – or whether it was a bespoke result for one of the UK’s most prestigious companies.
Stephen Pollard from WilmerHale will chair the panel, which will also feature Susannah Cogman from Herbert Smith Freehills, Clare Montgomery QC from Matrix Chambers and Paul Luffan from State Street.
After a coffee break, the conference will broaden its focus to general issues in investigations.
Judith Seddon from Clifford Chance will chair a panel discussing the anonymity of individuals in settlements by companies, changes to suspicious activity reports under the Criminal Finance Bill, UK corporate criminal liability reforms, and the impact of changes to the regime for section 2 interviews.
The panel will comprise Arnondo Chakrabarti from Allen & Overy, David Corker of Corker Binning, Kaley Crossthwaite from BDO, Matthew Fitzwater from Barclays, Jonathan Pickworth from White & Case and Karolos Seeger from Debevoise & Plimpton.
GIR Live London, which will be held at Allen & Overy’s offices at One Bishop’s Square, will conclude with remarks from both conference chairs and will be followed by a networking lunch.