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Whistleblowing Special – North Europe Event: Breakout Session UK

Replay | The Whistleblowing Directive – Tips for UK companies

In this session we will give you an introduction to the new EU Whistleblowing Directive and how UK organisations will need to comply with the regulation if they have subsidiaries in the EU. The introduction will be followed by a panel debate with legal and consulting experts who will discuss about the expected impact for UK organizations who also operate in the EU.

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William Scott-Gall | Associate Managing Director, Kroll
William Scott-Gall | Associate Managing Director, Kroll

William Scott-Gall is an associate managing director in the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice, based in the London office. William has played a leading role on numerous due diligence and reputation audit assignments, cross-border asset searches, white-collar crime investigations, and regulatory compliance matters. He primarily focuses on cases in EMEA, in particular Central and Eastern Europe/FSU countries.

Viviane Joynes | Managing Director, EQS Group AG
Viviane Joynes | Managing Director, EQS Group AG

Viviane is Managing Director of EQS Group’s UK Business. She has extensive experience of advising UK and European companies on their corporate governance, compliance and IR practices. Prior to joining EQS her roles included heading up the IR Services at Capita Asset Services (now Link Asset Services) and being Managing Partner of a corporate governance and communications consultancy.

Holly Insley | Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Holly Insley | Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Holly advises on employment issues in an advisory, transactional and contentious context.

She advises on the employment aspects of international transactions and has experience of both public and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as restructurings.

Holly regularly advises on cross-border employment issues, advising companies involved in outbound investments in Europe, as well as European companies investing worldwide, with a particular emphasis on investment in Asia.

Her recent contentious experience includes unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, and race and age discrimination claims in the UK employment tribunal.

Holly’s general advisory work has included executive terminations, employee investigations, collective redundancy exercises and advice on the enforceability of restrictive covenants. She has also advised on executive remuneration issues.

Neill Cooke | Senior Ethics and Compliance Counsel, Rolls-Royce plc
Neill Cooke | Senior Ethics and Compliance Counsel, Rolls-Royce plc

I am a lawyer specializing in ethics and anti-corruption. At Rolls-Royce I have primary responsibility for a number of areas of our programme, including our speak up programme, policies and procedures and monitoring and assurance activity. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce in 2014 I previously worked for another large engineering company on the development and implementation of a global ethics and compliance programme after it had agreed a guilty plea for bribery offences with the US Department of Justice. I trained and qualified as a lawyer with a large, international law firm.

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.