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Whistleblowing Special – North Europe Event: Breakout Session Netherlands

Replay | The Whistleblowing Directive – Tips for Dutch companies

In this session we will give you an introduction to the new EU Whistleblowing regulation and Netherland’s transposition status. The introduction will be followed by a panel debate with legal and consulting experts who will discuss the expected impact on EU organisations.

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Jack De Raad | Managing Director, Kroll
Jack De Raad | Managing Director, Kroll

Jack De Raad is a managing director in the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice, based in the Amsterdam office. Jack, a qualified Chartered Accountant, is an authority on tax and compliance regimes, as well as cross-border fraud investigations and disputes across the public and private sectors. As part of his global forensic advisory work, Jack has acted as an expert witness in high-stakes matters in diverse judicial settings, including the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Dutch and U.S. courts.

Brechje Nollen | Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Brechje Nollen | Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Brechje advises both international and Dutch clients on the legal and practical aspects of dealing with employees in the Netherlands.

This includes matters such as the hiring and firing of staff, remuneration, pension matters, co-determination, collective bargaining agreements, collective redundancies and restrictive covenants.

Her areas of business include advisory and contentious work, and individual classic employment matters. She also advises on the employment and pensions aspects of (cross-border) M&A transactions – both in the period leading up to the transaction and post-integration.
She works for clients in a wide variety of sectors including energy, healthcare, media, consumer products, automotive, leisure and financial institutions.

Brechje has always worked in international law firms and has a long history of acting in a worldwide context. As a result, she understands the different mindsets and cultures of clients across jurisdictions, as well as their needs and concerns from a broader commercial perspective.
She worked for Clifford Chance from 1995 to 2002, when Brechje joined Freshfields to set up the people and reward group in the Amsterdam office. Since then, she has developed it from a one-woman practice into a team of six full-time employment and pensions lawyers.

Brechje speaks Dutch, French, English, German and Italian.

Frank Staelens | CEO, SpeakUPwise
Frank Staelens | CEO, SpeakUPwise

Frank has 30 years of working experience with whistleblower management. He is a subject matter expert on financial crime investigations, -technology and -regulatory compliance. As an independent consultant on whistleblowing management he performs gap analysis, provides process and platform implementation support and helps to prepare for certifications.

The confidential reporting network that he co-founded provides a fast-global access to back up service providers. Frank is a former big 4 forensic audit partner and the honorary President of the Belgian Institute for Fraud Auditors.

Evert Jan Lammers | Partner, Ebben Partners
Evert Jan Lammers | Partner, Ebben Partners

Evert Jan Lammers RA RFA studied economics and accountancy and is a Registered Fraud Auditor. He started his career in 1985 as a Trainee-Senior Manager at KPMG The Netherlands. In 2001, he initiated the professional federation Institute of Fraud Auditors of which he is honorary chairman. For many years he was involved in the Masterclass Fraud Auditing programme at Antwerp Management School, where he was Executive Professor and Academic Director. Since 2015, he has been a board member of Transparency International Belgium. Since 2020 he is Local research correspondent on corruption for the European Commission in Belgium.

About the ECEC Conference

The European Compliance and Ethics Community (ECEC) is one of the largest single platforms bringing together compliance and ethics professionals from across Europe. Our events, which include the one-day European Compliance and Ethics Conference, aim to inform and educate the compliance community on updates, trends and regulations as well as provide professionals with the opportunity to share and discuss best practice.

‍The first European Compliance & Ethics Conference was held in 2020. The virtual one-day event attracted over 5,000 compliance professionals from all over the world, either live or via replay, establishing itself in it’s first year as one as one of the largest conferences in the industry.

In 2020 our speakers included Dan McCrum, investigative journalist at the Financial Times who uncovered the Wirecard scandal, Prof. Christian Strenger, Klaus Moosmayer, Frank Staelens, Christian Hunt and representatives from leading companies and organisations including Transparency International, FIFA, KPMG, Rhenus, Ethintegrity and many more. Click here to see the full program from 2020 and here to watch the replays.

ECEC 2021 will take place on 6 October, 2021.

About EQS Group

EQS Group is a leading international provider of regulatory technology (RegTech) in the fields of corporate compliance and investor relations. In working with EQS Group, thousands of companies worldwide inspire trust by fulfilling complex national and international disclosure obligations, minimizing risks and communicating transparently with stakeholders.

EQS Group’s products are pooled in the cloud-based software EQS COCKPIT. They ensure the professional control of compliance workflows in the fields of whistleblower protection and case management, policy management, insider list management and disclosure obligations. In addition, listed companies benefit from a global newswire, investor targeting and contact management, IR websites, digital reports and webcasts for efficient and secure investor communications.

EQS Group was founded in 2000 in Munich, Germany. Today the group employs more than 500 professionals and has offices in the world’s key financial markets.