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2nd Annual GIR Live London

Global Investigations Review is pleased to announce a major one day international conference to be held in London. Thursday, 28 April 2016

Thursday, 28 April 2016 

08:30 AM to 14:00 PM

3 More London Riverside
London SE1 2RE, United Kingdom

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Speakers

Chaired by:

Judith Seddon, Clifford Chance

Chris Warren-Smith, Norton Rose Fulbright

Keynote speaker:

Jamie Symington, Director of Investigations, FCA

Speakers:

Peter Burrell, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Laura Durrant, Head of Litigation, Regulatory and Investigations, Royal Bank of Scotland

Paul Gully-Hart, Schellenberg Wittmer

Marc Leppard, Head of Business Integrity, BP

Kimberly Parker, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Nicholas Purnell QC, Cloth Fair Chambers

Jane Shvets, Debevoise & Plimpton

Bankim Thanki QC, Fountain Court Chambers

Gavin Williamson, BDO 


Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

Judith Seddon, Clifford Chance
Chris Warren-Smith, Norton Rose Fulbright

9.10: Keynote speech

Jamie Symington, Director of Investigations, FCA

9.40: Session one: DPAs and privilege

This session will explore the grey areas that exist around privilege and the availability/negotiation of DPAs. It will examine lessons from the first DPA concluded in the UK and debate the role of the judiciary in that process, both in the UK and the US. The panel will include counsel to Standard Bank, the first company to agree to a DPA in the UK.

Questions the panel are expected to discuss include:

  • In reality, do you need to waive privilege to be offered a DPA and, if so, should you?
  • Does the perception (or reality) that waiver of privilege is probably a condition of a DPA affect the conduct of a company's internal investigation?
  • What lessons can be drawn from the first UK DPA about how to negotiate one?
  • What practical issues do you need to consider – anonymity, duties of disclosure to the market etc?
  • The US is usually regarded as the trend-setter in criminal justice. But is the UK now playing the leader in terms of the judiciary's involvement in the DPA process? Where are things heading in the US when it comes to the role of the judge?

Moderator:
Judith Seddon, Clifford Chance

Panel:
Bankim Thanki QC, Fountain Court Chambers
Laura Durrant, Head of Litigation, Regulatory and Investigations, Royal Bank of Scotland
Nicholas Purnell QC, Cloth Fair Chambers
Kimberly Parker, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

11.00: Coffee break

11.30: Session two: GIR Live Symposium: the five most important developments of the past year from around the world

In this session, our panel – and audience – will discuss which developments, from home and abroad, could have the greatest impact on practice in the UK.

It will include the GIR Live symposium – an expanded Q&A section built around questions submitted in advance. On the day, audience members will be invited to introduce their question from the floor before a facilitated discussion of it by the room.

Moderator:
Chris Warren-Smith, Norton Rose Fulbright

Panel:
Gavin Williamson, BDO
Jane Shvets, Debevoise & Plimpton
Marc Leppard, Head of Business Integrity, BP
Peter Burrell, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Paul Gully-Hart, Schellenberg Wittmer

13.00: Chairs’ closing remarks

Judith Seddon, Clifford Chance
Chris Warren-Smith, Norton Rose Fulbright

13.10: Networking lunch

14.10: Close of conference  


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