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Webinar Series: Bribery Act 10th Anniversary – What we’ve learned so far

Join our 3-part webinar series that EQS Group will be hosting in partnership with Forensic Risk Alliance to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Bribery Act 2010.

At a time when there is a risk of greater corruption, UK and international entities need to ensure that their anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) programmes are more robust than ever.

Drawing on practical examples, we want to take this opportunity to look at some of the main lessons learnt over the past 10 years, the challenges that organisations face and how you can best equip yourself, your organisation and your team to thrive over the next decade.

During this series, our panel of experts will share their experiences. You’ll no doubt come away with useful tips and ideas to implement.

 

Dates:

 

Duration: All live webinars will be 1 hour – 40 min panel + Q&A

Our 3-part series will be broken down as follows:

Webinar 1: Are your adequate procedures up to scratch? (part 1)

During this first webinar of the series, we’ll be focusing on how to ensure your procedures are proportionate, what top-level commitment actually looks like and optimising your risk assessment processes.

Date: Tuesday 17th September, 2020 – 11:00 am BST (replay available)

Speakers: Charlie Patrick, Partner, FRA and Jo Morgan, Director of Ethics and Compliance, BT

Host: Viviane Joynes

 

Webinar 2: Are your adequate procedures up to scratch? (part 2)

During part 2 we’ll delve into the remaining adequate procedures: are you missing anything when it comes to your due diligence procedures, how to ensure communication and training support the right behaviours and what to think about when reviewing and monitoring your programme.

Date: Wednesday 30th September, 2020 – 11:00 am BST

Speakers: Charlie Patrick, Partner, FRA and Jo Morgan, Director of Ethics and Compliance, BT

Host: Viviane Joynes

Webinar 3: Using technology to enhance your compliance programme

Technology continues to advance. During this final webinar of the series which will also form part of EQS’s European Compliance and Ethics Conference we will look at how compliance teams can use technology to enhance their anti-bribery and corruption programme.

Date: Tuesday 6th October, 2020 – 1:30 pm BST

Speakers: Rasoul Golparvar, Director (FRA), Trevor Wiles, Partner (FRA) and Moritz Homann, Managing Director Corporate Compliance (EQS Group)

Host: Viviane Joynes

Speakers

Charlie Patrick
Charlie Patrick

Partner, FRA | Charlie Patrick is a Partner at FRA and Chartered Accountant with almost 25 years’ experience working in forensic accounting, investigations and compliance. Charlie has extensive experience as a forensic accountant and investigator, working for UK based and global businesses across a range of industries ranging from retailers to banks. He has wide international experience with over seven years working outside of the UK. Anti-bribery and corruption investigations and compliance has also been a key focus for Charlie. He has run numerous risk reviews and assessments of company anti-bribery and anti-fraud procedures and controls, including as part of proposed M&A transactions. He has led over 75 investigations into allegations of fraud and misdemeanour in the UK, across Europe and globally and has provided anti-bribery and anti-fraud training in over a dozen countries.

Jo Morgan
Jo Morgan

Director of Ethics and Compliance, BT | Jo Morgan has been an in-house legal adviser for 20 years, initially as a lawyer for IMI plc (a global industrial engineering company) where she was Deputy General Counsel. After IMI was prosecuted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) for bribery and corruption, resulting in a guilty plea and a three-year DOJ-appointed Monitor, Jo became Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer for IMI. Jo moved to Rolls-Royce plc in 2014 whilst it was under investigation for bribery and corruption offences. In 2017 Rolls-Royce reached Deferred Prosecution Agreements with the Serious Fraud Office in the UK and the DOJ in the US, and a leniency agreement with the Federal Prosecution Service in Brazil, paying fines totalling £671m. After successfully completing all of Rolls-Royce required post-DPA reporting with the DOJ and the SFO, Jo bid farewell to Rolls-Royce and joined BT as Director of Ethics and Compliance in March 2020.

Rasoul Golparvar
Rasoul Golparvar

Director, FRA | Rasoul Golparvar is a Director at FRA’s London office. Rasoul has over 20 years of experience in the areas of data, analytics and software development and has extensive experience applying data analytic techniques on structured and unstructured datasets to detect, investigate and prevent instances of fraud, corruption, misconduct and other non-compliance issues. Rasoul has led technology and investigation teams in developing monitoring capability and supporting clients respond to global regulators across a range of sectors and issues including breaches of economic sanctions, money laundering and other financial crime, conduct risk, customer contract breaches, trader surveillance, fraud, bribery and corruption. He uses his experience to gather data forensically and interrogate such data to identify and visualize patterns that help explain events and activities and also provide evidence to best advise clients and their legal counsel.

Trevor Wiles
Trevor Wiles

Partner, FRA | Trevor Wiles is a Partner in FRA’s London Office in the Forensic Accounting team. He has over 27 years’ experience of providing forensic services, in particular leading investigations into allegations of serious fraud and misconduct, regulatory issues, and the root causes of compliance failures. In recent years Trevor has investigated allegations of bribery and corruption, accounting misstatement, embezzlement, procurement fraud, sanction breaches, channel stuffing, and asset misappropriation for organizations in a variety of industry sectors, including energy and natural resources, financial services, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. His experience covers investigations undertaken throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Moritz Homann
Moritz Homann

Managing Director Corporate Compliance, EQS Group | Moritz Homann is responsible for the department of Corporate Compliance products at EQS Group. In this function, he oversees the strategic development of digital workflow solutions tailored to meet the needs of Compliance Officers around the world.

Host

Viviane Joynes
Viviane Joynes

Managing Director – EQS Group | 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.

About EQS Group

Established in 2000 and trusted by thousands of companies worldwide, EQS Group provides intuitive digital compliance solutions that help you comply with regulations and meet best practice.

Whether you need to manage insider lists or gifts and hospitality, store and effectively communicate your policies, address conflicts of interest or misconduct and minimise risk, we can help. Our goal is to equip Compliance Professionals with the power of simple workflows, automated processes, advanced analytics, and simplified reporting to make their job easier. In addition to its compliance product suite, EQS Group provides investor relations digital solutions.

Today the group employs more than 500 professionals and has offices in the world’s key financial markets.