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ECEC 2020: Breakout Session Switzerland

Replay | Employee interviews – Best practice and lessons learned in Swiss corporate internal investigations

A distinguished panel of leading Swiss experts including Daniel S. Weber of Wenger & Vieli Ltd., Oliver Jaberg of FIFA and Paul H. Williams of LafargeHolcim Ltd. will discuss the legal and practical aspects of employee interviews during internal investigations. They will share their best practices and lessons learned when interviewing employees and explain how to adhere to Swiss employment and data privacy laws.

  • Swiss legal framework and its pitfalls on employee interviews during internal investigations
  • How to conduct effective investigation interviews – skills and methods
  • Handle challenging interview situations – strategies and techniques

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Speaker
Daniel S. Weber | Counsel, Wenger & Vieli
Daniel S. Weber | Counsel, Wenger & Vieli

Daniel S.Weber is a Counsel at the Swiss law firm Wenger & Vieli with 15 years of experience in-house, with the regulator and in private practice. He works mainly in the areas of banking and financial market law, white-collar crime, compliance and internal investigations.

A main focus of his practice is advising and representing clients in connection with internal and regulatory investigations by Swiss and foreign authorities as well as in complex compliance matters, including money laundering and corruption.

Daniel advises and represents clients in (white-collar) criminal and regulatory enforcement proceedings as well as in international judicial and administrative assistance matters. He also supports his clients in crisis management. Based on his prior experience as Deputy Head Investigations at a major Swiss bank and as a Secondee in the Enforcement division of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), Daniel has in-depth knowledge of the financial services industry and broad experience in conducting large-scale internal investigations, including whistleblowing proceedings. Daniel is also a lecturer and author in his fields of expertise.

Oliver Jaberg | Deputy Chief Legal & Compliance Officer and Director of Integrity & Anti-Doping, FIFA
Oliver Jaberg | Deputy Chief Legal & Compliance Officer and Director of Integrity & Anti-Doping, FIFA

Oliver Jaberg obtained his legal qualifications in 2004 from the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, and was admitted to the bar (Switzerland) in 2007.

In 2008, he joined FIFA and acted as Legal Counsel and Senior Group Leader in the Players’ Status Department of FIFA (international transfer disputes, intermediaries etc.) until the end of June 2010. He was then appointed Head of the FIFA Disciplinary & Governance Department in July 2010 (in particular secretariat to FIFA’s judicial bodies (Disciplinary, Ethics and Appeal Committees) and, subsequently in March 2011, Head of the Corporate Legal Department at FIFA. In this capacity, he was responsible, amongst others, for legal governance and compliance, litigation and general corporate legal matters. In September 2016, Oliver was appointed Director of Integrity & Institutional Legal. In this position, he oversaw all integrity and institutional legal matters and has also been supervising internal investigations as well as litigation before ordinary courts and arbitration tribunals, both nationally and internationally, including civil and criminal matters. In June 2020, he was appointed Director of Integrity & Anti-Doping and currently oversees all of FIFA’s activities in the fields of integrity and anti-doping. In addition, Oliver was appointed Deputy Chief Legal & Compliance Officer of FIFA in October 2019.

Oliver also regularly lectures at different universities and institutions of higher education in Switzerland and abroad, speaks at national and international conferences and publishes on topics concerning his fields of expertise.

Paul H. Williams | Head of Business Integrity, LafargeHolcim
Paul H. Williams | Head of Business Integrity, LafargeHolcim

Paul H. Williams is Head of Business Integrity at LafargeHolcim, the global leader in building materials and solutions, with over 70,000 employees in around 70 countries worldwide.

Paul is an English lawyer with over 27 years’ legal and investigations experience. After spending 9 years at Hogan Lovells in London where he specialised in commercial litigation, he then spent 18 years based in Switzerland as a senior in-house counsel in the international energy industry, working first for Alstom Power and subsequently GE Power. During that period he was closely involved in negotiations, claims, disputes, compliance matters and investigations in a wide variety of countries across the globe.

Paul joined LafargeHolcim in 2019. As Head of Business Integrity, Paul is responsible for global investigations across the LafargeHolcim Group and leads a team based in the Group’s headquarters in Zug, Switzerland.

About the ECEC Conference

The European Compliance and Ethics Conference (ECEC) brings together thousands of compliance and ethics professionals from all over Europe to share and discuss best practice as well as current trends and challenges in the ethics and compliance world.

Speakers include representatives from leading companies and organisations such as Transparency International, FIFA, KPMG, Thales, Rhenus, Ethintegrity and compliance experts such as Prof. Christian Strenger, Klaus Moosmayer, Frank Staelens, Christian Hunt and many more.

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