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Webinar | Managing and investigating whistleblowing/speak-up reports – A current update for Swiss companies

Date: Thursday, 16 September, 2021
Duration:
1-hour live webinar (45 minutes presentation + 15 minutes Q&A)

Anyone professionally involved in compliance cannot avoid the term whistleblowing. By introducing an internal whistleblowing solution, a company not only demonstrates good corporate governance, but also comprehensively minimizes risks, and creates a corporate culture that promotes a high level of ethics and trust in its established corporate values.

A report from a whistleblower should be handled carefully upon receipt and it is paramount to timely and efficiently address them with the appropriate response components:

  • Communication with the whistleblower
  • Internal investigations
  • A response team
  • A supporting tool and platform

 

So how should Swiss companies best handle the issues of whistleblowing and internal investigations? What are best practice approaches to conducting effective investigations and what challenges can be expected?

In our joint webinar with our partner Mazars Switzerland, we provide an update on the legal framework in Switzerland and the impact of the EU Whistleblower Directive on Swiss companies. We will also discuss internal investigations when a whistleblower report is received and explain best practice approaches regarding responsibilities. In the Q&A session, our experts will answer your questions.

Register now for the replay:

Our webinar agenda:

  • Update on Whistleblowing in Switzerland – Legal framework and impact of the EU Whistleblowing Directive for Swiss companies
  • Best practice approaches for internal investigations: What to do when reports come in? How to keep track? What are the legal aspects of labor law and data protection?
  • Reporting channels for whistleblowers – overview and advantages of a digital whistleblowing system
  • Q&A: Our experts answer your questions

This webinar is hosted by:

Speakers

Matthias Kiener
Matthias Kiener

Partner, Head of Forensic – Mazars 

Matthias Kiener is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) as well as a commercial judge at the Commercial Court of Canton Bern. He has 25 years of professional experience in various management functions in the field of forensics. His specialties include advising companies in the areas of white-collar crime, fraud risk, compliance management, and dispute advisory. Matthias Kiener heads the Forensic department at Mazars in Switzerland.

Sascha Meier
Sascha Meier

Head of Sales & Partnerships Compliance Services – EQS Group

Sascha Meier is responsible for sales of the Corporate Compliance product segment in the Swiss office of EQS Group. He has many years of experience in the digitalization of compliance processes and in his role, supports organizations in the introduction and optimization of compliance management systems on a daily basis. In his previous positions, he worked for EQS Group in Munich and Dubai.

Host

Sandro Reimprecht
Sandro Reimprecht

Marketing Manager Switzerland – EQS Group

Sandro Reimprecht is Marketing Manager at EQS Group and responsible for all marketing activities in Switzerland.

About Mazars Switzerland

Mazars is a leading international audit, tax and advisory firm. Operating in Switzerland in Bern, Delémont, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Sion and Zurich, the firm draws on the expertise of nearly 300 professionals to assist major international groups, SMEs, start-ups, public bodies and private investors at every stage in their development.

Since the founding of our firm, caring has always been at the heart of who we are. It’s what sets us apart, makes us stand out.

We make a promise to our clients and our people: to understand and respect who they are and how they work and create services and experiences to fit their unique needs.

It’s a promise which is a reflection of our care.

Über die EQS Group

Seit ihrer Gründung im Jahr 2000 unterstützt die EQS Group mehrere tausend Unternehmen weltweit bei der Erfüllung komplexer Compliance-Anforderungen.

Egal, ob Sie Insiderlisten anlegen oder Geschenke und Bewirtungen verwalten müssen, Ihre Richtlinien effektiv kommunizieren und speichern wollen, Interessenkonflikte oder Fehlverhalten bekämpfen und Risiken minimieren möchten – wir können Ihnen helfen. Unser Ziel ist es, Compliance-Experten mit einfachen Arbeitsabläufen, automatisierten Prozessen, fortschrittlichen Analysen und übersichtlichen Berichten auszustatten, um ihnen die tägliche Arbeit zu erleichtern. Zusätzlich zu unseren Compliance-Produkten bietet die EQS Group auch digitale Lösungen für Investor Relations an.

Heute ist der Konzern mit mehr als 500 Mitarbeitenden in den wichtigsten Finanzmetropolen der Welt vertreten.