Photos from GIR Live London, co-chaired by Elizabeth Robertson at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Stephen Pollard at WilmerHale and held at Allen & Overy on 26 April.
The first panel, titled “grow a backbone”, discussed the differences between US and UK investigations. During the panel, lawyers bemoaned how some enforcement agencies rely too heavily on oral evidence and also discussed the increasing politicisation of UK settlements. Speakers included Ali Sallaway at Freshfields, Stephen Peters at BDO, Jane Shvets at Debevoise & Plimpton and Arnondo Chakrabarti at Allen & Overy.
In the second panel of the day, David Corker, of Corker Binning, discussed an overlooked section of the UK Criminal Finances Act and lawyers spoke about the priorities for the new UK Serious Fraud Office director. Other panellists included Claire Lipworth at Hogan Lovells, Stephen Gentle at Simmons & Simmons and Elly Proudlock at Linklaters.
The conference was sponsored by Allen & Overy, Skadden, BDO, Debevoise & Plimpton and White & Case.