PLC Annual Corporate Risk and Accountability Conference

Protect corporate reputation and prevent corporate crime

5 December 2012, The Grange Hotel, London

About the conference

The recent waves of business scandals and commercial failures have shown that not having appropriate procedures in place to prevent corporate crime and manage crises should they occur, can be catastrophic for any business. Relevant and hard hitting, the Corporate Risk and Accountability Conference will deliver unrivalled opportunities for practical learning, knowledge sharing and benchmarking.

Amid a backdrop of regulatory proposals and tightened enforcement, this one-day conference will present a programme where our expert panel of speakers will illustrate preventive measures and discuss how to develop effective incident response plans to minimise financial, operational and reputational damage.

CASE STUDY: Personal consequences of a global cartel investigation

Keith Packer, Former Commercial General Manager, British Airways World Cargo

Keith’s stories of the dawn raid, DoJ tactics, plea agreement and life in prison will make delegates sit up and listen.

The impressive speaker line up includes:

  • Ales Blazek, General Counsel, GE Capital UK
  • Michael Shaw, Deputy General Counsel, Barclays
  • Tom Keevil, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Barratt Developments
  • Xavier Mooyaart, Head of Legal - Competition and Regulatory, Hutchison 3G UK
  • Kate Cheetham, General Counsel, Lloyds Banking Group

Topics include:

  • The role of General Counsel in the management of corporate reputation
  • Key global enforcement trends and Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) across the UK and US
  • Extradition of Directors
  • Challenges of creating a compliant culture
  • Managing internal investigations to manage and protect corporate reputation
  • Corporate versus individual liability
  • Practical tips and tools for effective compliance

Guest speakers

Ales Blazek

Ales Blazek

General Counsel, GE Capital EMEA

Ales Blazek has joined GE in 2007. He is currently General Counsel of GE Capital EMEA. Ales is a member of the leadership team with oversight of the legal function, including corporate governance, compliance and regulation in respect to GE Capital EMEA.

He was previously a General Counsel for GE Capital Global Banking and prior to that General Counsel of CEE business of GE Money. Before joining GE he worked for Citigroup in various leadership legal positions. Most recently as the Deputy Legal Counsel for Citigroup in EMEA where he was responsible for legal and regulatory matters. Prior joining Citigroup Ales had been associate of White & Case office in Prague.

Ales graduated from Charles University in Prague and is a member of the Czech Bar. Ales is married with two young daughters and son.

Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw

Deputy Group General Counsel, Barclays

Prior to joining Barclays, Michael spent over 20 years as a corporate lawyer in private practice, initially at Clifford Chance and then from 1992 at Herbert Smith, specialising in M&A and capital markets. From 1996 he spent two years on secondment as Joint Secretary to The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers.

Michael's clients comprised a range of investment banks and major corporates, and his final transactions while in private practice included the takeover of British Energy by EDF and the associated nuclear power joint venture with Centrica, and the subsequent disposal by EDF of its UK distribution networks.

While at Herbert Smith, Michael held a number of positions of responsibility, including managing part of the London Corporate practice and serving on several management committees.

While in his current role at Barclays, he has also served as the Retail and Business Banking General Counsel on an interim basis and is a member of the Legal Executive Committee, which oversees the Barclays Legal Function, and currently chairs a number of other committees including the Function's Operating Committee.

Edward Garnier

Former Solicitor General, Sir Edward Garnier, QC MP

Sir Edward Garnier QC MP was appointed Solicitor General by Prime Minister David Cameron on 13 May 2010.

Mr Garnier has been Member of Parliament for Harborough since 1992.

He was appointed Queen's Counsel in April 1995, a Crown Court Recorder in 1998 and a Bencher of the Middle Temple in 2001.

He was the Hon Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Forum 1988-92, and has been a Vice-Chairman since 1992. He was Secretary of the Conservative House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee from 1992-94 and a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee between 1992 and 1995.

He was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Alastair Goodlad MP and David Davis MP, Ministers of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1994-95. In October 1995 Mr Garnier was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Lyell QC MP, Attorney General and PPS to Sir Derek Spencer QC MP, Solicitor General and PPS to the Rt Hon Roger Freeman MP, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in November 1996. He was the Opposition Front Bench Spokesman for the Lord Chancellor's Department from 1997 to June 1999.

He was a Visiting Parliamentary Fellow at St Anthony's College, Oxford, from 1996-97. From June 1999 to September 2001, he was Shadow Attorney General. In May 2005, he was appointed as a Shadow Minister for Home Affairs.

In July 2007, he was appointed as a Shadow Minister for Justice and in September 2009 was appointed Shadow Attorney General.

Mr Garnier was born in 1952. He was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire, Jesus College Oxford (Modern History) and the College of Law, London. He is married to Anna Garnier and they have a daughter and two sons.

Tom Keevil

Tom Keevil

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Barratt Developments

Tom trained at Simmons & Simmons from 1984 to 1986 and became a Partner in 1991. He left in November 2000 to become General Counsel and Company Secretary with Gallaher Group until its acquisition in 2007. He was General Counsel & Company Secretary with United Utilities between December 2007 and April 2011.

Derek Walsh

Derek Walsh

Group General Counsel, RSA Group

Derek joined RSA as Group General Counsel in July 2010. Derek is responsible for leading the Legal, Group Secretarial and Group Regulatory Compliance teams. Derek has over 17 years experience in the insurance industry. From 2002, he served as Group General Counsel at Benfield Group Limited, where he was responsible for the global legal, company secretarial and compliance teams. Prior to that, Derek held positions in law firms Pinsent Curtis (now Pinsent Masons), McKenna & Co (now CMS Cameron McKenna) and Norton Rose.

Rowena Ellison

Rowena Ellison

Senior Counsel, Global Compliance, Procter and Gamble

After working as a corporate lawyer in a Magic Circle firm, Rowena moved in-house and joined Procter & Gamble in 1998, performing different UK and European legal roles. She has most recently been part of a small global compliance team helping to shape and support the Company's compliance architecture. In this role she has led a multifunctional team to streamline the Company's overall approach to internal investigations, as well conducting and guiding and supporting others in conducting investigations.

Xavier Mooyaart

Xavier Mooyaart

Head of Legal - Competition and Regulatory, Hutchison 3G UK

Xavier is Head of Legal for Competition and Regulatory at Three, the UK's fastest growing mobile network. Prior to joining Three Xavier Mooyaart was Regulatory Counsel at Everything Everywhere and T-Mobile. He has been involved in a wide range of complex transactions, litigation and regulatory issues, such as M&A, joint ventures, spectrum auctions, termination rate regulation and litigation and net neutrality. His work has involved acting in numerous cases before the OFT, Ofcom, Competition Appeal Tribunal, Competition Commission, High Court, Court of Appeal and European Commission. Xavier trained and worked as a competition lawyer at the City firm Linklaters.

Kate Cheetham

Kate Cheetham

General Counsel, Group Legal, Lloyds Banking

Kate Cheetham joined the Group Legal team of Lloyds TSB Group in 2005 and was appointed General Counsel, Group following the acquisition of HBOS in 2009. Since joining the Group, Kate has led the internal and external legal teams on the Group's major corporate and capital markets transactions, as well as expanding and developing the Group Legal function, the Group's legal risk management framework and the strategy for and management of its external legal advisers.

Before joining Lloyds TSB, Kate was a corporate lawyer at Linklaters and prior to that ran a commercial art gallery in London for 5 years. Kate has a History of Art degree from University College London.

Photo: Øyvind Hagen/Statoil, Tom Melbye Eide

Tom Melbye Eide

VP Head of Legal Global Strategy and Business Development, Statoil

Tom Melbye Eide joined Statoil in 2006 as a SVP and was GC until 2011. He has recently launched a legal unit in Statoil's Global Strategy & Business Development department in London with the aim to use his experience to target key growth areas and develop the company's international future. Prior to joining Statoil, Tom has worked as GC and EVP for If P&C Insurance, the largest general insurance company in the Nordic region. He has also held senior positions at the Storebrand Group, Oslo and has been a legal adviser for the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and the Norwegian Ministry of Industry and Energy. Prior to this Tom worked as an attorney at law with the Norwegian law firms Wikborg, Rein & Co and Rime, Ro & Sommernes. He has also completed traineeships with Herbert Smith, London and the European Commission's Legal Services, Brussels. Tom has a law degree from the University of Oslo, a master's degree in law from Kings College in London and has attended executive courses at Harvard Business School.

Steve Kuncewicz

Steve Kuncewicz

Head of Legal,

Steve is Head Of Legal at, dealing with all of the business' legal requirements and specialising in Intellectual Property, Media and Social Media Law.

Steve mainly deals with cases involving music, film, television, copyright, trademarks, broadcasting, domain names, confidential information, moral rights, advertising and marketing as well as claims for passing off, libel, slander, malicious falsehood, breach of data protection and breach of privacy. He is a leading individual in the legal social media community and Manchester's most followed Lawyer on Twitter.

Despite moving in house, Steve remains a regular media spokesperson, giving interviews to local and national press outlets such as BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 5, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, Sky News, Granada TV, More4, BBC Radio Manchester , BBC Radio Wales, BBC Look East, BBC Radio Nottingham, BBC Radio Bristol, Century FM, Talk 107, CityTalk, Rock Radio, Kerrang Radio and LBC.

Keith Packer

Keith Packer

Former Commercial General Manager of British Airways World Cargo

Keith is the former Commercial General Manager of British Airways World Cargo and worked for the company for 8 years. In February 2006 the cargo division was raided by the EU Competition Authorities and investigated by the US Department of Justice for anti-competitive conduct in relation to surcharges.

Although he never lived or worked in the US, in 2009 Keith completed an 8 month sentence in a US Federal Prison Camp.

Keith's presentation provides an eye-opening and engaging account of the events and will add real life impact to Competition Law Training. His stories of the dawn raid, DOJ tactics, plea agreement and life inside will make employees at all levels sit up and listen.

Ian Mason

Ian Mason

Head of Financial and Corporate Crime, Practical Law Company

Ian joined PLC in May 2012. He was formerly a partner in the Financial Services Group at Baker & McKenzie, and also served as Head of the Wholesale Group in the Financial Services Authority's Enforcement and Financial Crime Division, as well as working in other areas of the FSA.

Ian is also a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Ian specialised particularly in enforcement, investigations and financial crime matters. Ian is currently a non-practising solicitor.

Graeme Proudfoot

Graeme Proudfoot

Head of London Office, Invesco

Graeme is Head of the London Office of Invesco, a fund management group which manages some $660 billion worldwide. A lawyer by background, after a period in private practice he joined Invesco in 1992, serving in a number of law-related roles within the group, including as Company Secretary of Invesco PLC (then a FTSE 100 company) and as General Counsel responsible for the UK and Europe, Asia and South America. In 1999 he moved over onto the business side of the group as Head of Specialist Funds, subsequently becoming head of the companies London office. He has also served as a director of companies listed in the UK, Ireland and the US.

Rachel Cropper-Mawer

Rachel Cropper-Mawer

Manager, Ethics and Compliance, BP

Rachel Cropper-Mawer is the Manager at BP in the Ethics & Compliance Legal Function, for sub-Saharan Africa, Egypt and the Middle East for all of BP's upstream operations in those regions. Rachel is also an anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) legal subject matter expert for BP, as well as the subject matter expert for dealing with NOJV ABC risk.

Within BP Rachel is responsible for ensuring that BP's upstream business is aware of, understands and manages effectively, all its ethical and compliance risks.

Rachel joined BP in September 2011 from Clyde & Co solicitors, who were named "Law Firm of the Year 2011" in the Legal Business Awards. Rachel was a partner in the Dispute Resolution Group and acted in a number of high profile fraud cases as well as regulatory and financial disputes.

At Clyde & Co Rachel also advised clients across a number of industries as to their compliance programs, AML reporting obligations and internal investigations. Rachel also advised Clyde & Co in relation to its own ABC policies and procedures. She has worked on international matters in arbitrations, mediations and commercial negotiations as well as disputes in the High Court of Justice.

Peter Maher

Peter Maher

Partner, Forensic Services, Deloitte

Peter is a Partner in the Forensic & Dispute Services Department of Deloitte & Touche, LLP in London where he specializes in consulting and investigation services related to the issue of corruption. As well as performing regulatory driven investigations he has performed corruption due diligence assignments and advised companies with respect to their anti-corruption policies, procedures and controls. He has been responsible for the conduct of investigations covering Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. His industry experience includes pharmaceutical and life sciences, oil and gas, steel, engineering, technology and advertising. He has made presentations of his findings on behalf of clients to a number of regulators and prosecutors including the Department of Justice and the SEC in the US and the FSA in the UK. He has testified in deposition, in arbitration and given testimony to the SEC. He has worked in the field of forensic accounting for more than fifteen years in both New York and London. Peter is a UK Chartered Accountant, a US CPA as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Stephen Gentle

Stephen Gentle

Partner, Criminal Litigation, Kingsley Napley

Stephen specialises in assisting corporate and individual clients in complex fraud and financial regulatory matters and has advised in a number of high profile investigations. He is an expert in corruption and bribery issues and Financial Services Authority investigations and proceedings (with a particular emphasis on insider dealing, market misconduct and international regulatory issues).

He is experienced in Office of Fair Trading investigations and money laundering prevention, investigations and prosecutions. His international criminal practice covers extradition proceedings, sanctions breaches and mutual legal assistance requests where he acts for individuals, corporations and governments. Stephen is frequently involved in advising members of government agencies in sensitive enquiries where independent expertise in criminal law is required.

Robert Wardle

Robert Wardle

Consultant, DLA Piper (former Director of the Serious Fraud Office)

Robert's expertise lies in criminal investigation and prosecution, particularly in relation to fraud, corruption and cartel activity. Robert has wide experience of dealing with law enforcement and regulators both in England and Wales and overseas.

Robert was a member of the Serious Fraud Office in London from its inception in 1988. In April 2003 until April 2008 he was Director of the Serious Fraud Office.

He was involved in a number of high profile investigations and prosecutions including Polly Peck, the third Guinness appeal, and as Director was responsible for the work of the office including high profile investigations into allegations of corruption.

Responsible for liaison with the Law Society (later the SRA). As Director he gave evidence to the Joint Committee examining the Corruption Bill and was throughout involved with the development of the law on the Proceeds of Crime Act, plea bargaining, extending the powers of the Crown Court.

Seth Berman

Seth Berman

Executive Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg

As Executive Managing Director, Seth P. Berman oversees Stroz Friedberg's London office where he supervises digital forensics, cybercrime investigations, and electronic disclosure assignments involving the collection of electronic data in criminal, civil, regulatory, and internal corporate matters.

He has extensive experience in dealing with cross-border electronic disclosure projects, and he regularly provides recommendations for clients on how best to structure and manage such projects. Mr. Berman also oversees computer investigations involving data breaches, securities fraud, identity theft, employee misconduct, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, theft of trade secrets, and insider trading.

He has managed numerous major international electronic disclosure efforts, including several cases implicating European Union data protection laws and national bank secrecy regulations.

He also has extensive experience and regularly assists clients in investigating potential FCPA and Bribery Bill violations. Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Berman was an Assistant US Attorney (AUSA) in the Criminal Division of the United US Attorney’s Office in Boston, a division of the United States Department of Justice.

Angus McBride

Angus McBride

Partner, Criminal Investigations, Kingsley Napley

Angus McBride has defended numerous high profile prosecutions and has become one of the country's leading defence lawyers. He specialises in all aspects of criminal defence, advising and representing politicians, financiers, senior managers and government officials in relation to investigations, individual allegations and charges.

He often provides advice at a stage where efforts are being made to avoid police involvement or with a view to avoiding charges, high profile investigations and resultant reputational damage. Angus has also advised members of government agencies in sensitive inquiries where independent expertise is required.

While Angus has extensive experience in high profile matters requiring press and reputational management, he is equally respected for lesser known cases precisely for keeping issues away from the media spotlight.

Chris Scott

Chris Scott

Partner, Schillings

Chris Scott is a Partner at Schillings and a former journalist, who specialises in mixing media and legal experience to help businesses identify and manage threats to corporate reputation and the privacy of executives and investors in the UK and overseas.

His clients are not publicly named but include several FTSE 100 companies, privately held businesses and some of the world's best-known corporations and individuals.

Dan Tench

Dan Tench

Partner, Olswang

Dan is a leading litigation solicitor specialising in reputation management and public law. He has acted on many substantial media disputes - relating both to the traditional media and the Internet - and judicial review challenges. He has provided extensive reputation management advice for large corporations. In 2011, he acted for News International in respect of a variety of matters concerning allegations of vociemail interception and for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club on its judicial review brought in respect of the Olympic Stadium. His particular specialism is in providing coordinated and strategic advice to clients in their dealings across the public space from their position in the media, to dealing with government and regulators to administrative challenges of public decision-making.

James Lundie

James Lundie

Managing Director, Reputation and Risk, Edelman UK

James is Managing Director of Edelman's Reputation & Risk Advisory team in London, and has advised some of the world's major businesses on their corporate positioning and the reputational risk landscape facing their companies.

James joined Edelman in 2003, after seven years as a senior adviser to both Paddy Ashdown and Charles Kennedy as Leaders of the Liberal Democrats. Before starting his current role earlier this year, James was the Managing Director of Edelman's award winning 20 strong Public Affairs division.

James provides senior counsel to clients on their thought leadership as well as shaping their communications strategies and engagement programmes on a range of issues. He is skilled in reputation and issues management, crisis communications and strategic media relations.

His current and recent clients include Diageo, PepsiCo, News Corporation, Anglo American, Syngenta and the Government of the Falkland Islands.

Marshall Manson

Marshall Manson

Managing Director of Digital, EMEA, Edelman UK

Marshall Manson is Managing Director of Digital for Edelman in EMEA, and a leader in the field of online strategy, social media marketing, digital communications and reputation management.

Marshall is based in London, and previously was Vice-President of Digital Public Affairs in Washington, DC. Marshall oversees Edelman's network of more than 120 digital specialists in 17 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Marshall advises a host of clients that span industries on digital strategy, brand marketing, online reputation management, crisis management, advocacy, engagement and social media marketing. Some of his current and former clients include Research in Motion, Shell, Dove, Johnnie Walker, Diageo, Unilever, Qualcomm, Novartis, AstraZeneca, and the BBC.

Marshall contributes to a number of blogs and industry publications. He also maintains a presence in Facebook and is active in Twitter (@marshallmanson) and a wide range of other social platforms. His work has also appeared in traditional media publications including the Washington Post and International Herald-Tribune.

Prior to joining Edelman, Marshall worked for several communications firms, including The Sterling Corporation, where his print and electronic media products were recognized with Communicator and Pollie Awards and featured in Campaigns and Elections magazine.

Marshall is an enthusiastic if not terribly gifted photographer (, and is interested in history, politics, and travel. He lives in Islington with his wife, Stephanie, and their beagle, Cody.

Oliver Crofton

Oliver Crofton

Co-founder, Vigilante Bespoke

As co-founder of Vigilante Bespoke, Oliver is a prominent member of the ethical hacking and IT security communities. By working with some of the largest companies in the world, Oliver has gained a wealth of experience in understanding the hacking and digital intrusion threats posed to organisations of any size. Oliver regularly contributes to the BBC, the Times, SC Magazine, and Wired magazine on the issues of how hackers are companies, and through the use of demonstrations and case studies, he really brings the subject to life.


Time Details
9.00am - 9.15am Welcome and introductions
9.15am - 10.00am

Panel session: The role of General Counsel in the management of corporate reputation

With corporate crime, fraud and investigations often in the headlines, the role of GC has never been more important in protecting the organisation from prosecution and in helping to preserve its corporate reputation. At the same time, GCs are also expected to help reduce legal costs and improve efficiency.

Ales Blazek, General Counsel, GE Capital EMEA
Michael Shaw, Deputy General Counsel, Barclays
Derek Walsh, General Counsel and Company Secretary, RSA Group
Chris Scott, Partner, Schillings

10.00am - 10.50am

An update on global regulatory enforcements trends

  • What actions have regulatory and enforcement agencies taken recently and what have been the consequences for non-compliant companies?
  • An update on the Bribery Act.
  • What is on the enforcement agencies' agenda for the near future?
  • What is expected of companies and regulated corporations?

Xavier Mooyaart, Head of Legal - Competition and Regulatory, Hutchison 3G UK
Robert Wardle, Consultant, DLA Piper (former Director of the Serious Fraud Office)
Peter Maher, Partner, Forensic Services, Deloitte

10.50am - 11.20am

Accountability to Parliament and the challenge to Corporate Reputation

A newly energized Parliament is exercising an increasingly active scrutiny of business. Corporations face danger of reputational damage and exposure to risk from such activism. In particular, the new and now common 'set piece' of an appearance before a Select Committee can be as damaging as it can be unfair. More generally, MPs appear ready to use Parliamentary powers and privileges in ways which present very real challenges to businesses and their corporate reputation.

James Lundie from Edelman and Dan Tench from Olswang have particular experience of Parliament's scrutiny of businesses and how to address and respond to the issues which arise from it. They will discuss:

  • The evolution of Parliamentary scrutiny and the reasons behind it
  • The means by which Parliament can seek to hold business to account
  • Mitigating exposure to reputational risk
  • Responding to Parliament
  • Appearances before Parliamentary Select Committees

Daniel Tench, Partner, Olswang
Jamie Lundie, Managing Director, Reputation and Risk Advisory, Edelman UK

11.20am - 11.50am Coffee Break
11.50am - 12.20pm

Business implications of deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) across UK and US

The government has been consulting on the introduction of DPAs for early October. These may encourage companies to self-report in return for avoiding or deferring prosecution.

This session will discuss the potential impact of DPAs on how companies and regulators in the UK interact. It will also cover:

  • How DPAs will operate in practice.
  • The reach and relevance of overseas agencies.
  • How companies should respond to investigations in different jurisdictions.
  • The impact of a DPA on an organisation and its business.
  • DPAs in USA compared with DPAs in the UK.

Luke Tolaini, Partner, Clifford Chance
Former Solicitor General, Sir Edward Garnier, QC MP

12.20pm - 12.50pm

Long arm of the US law

  • Developments relating to extradition.
  • Update on The Alien Tort Statute (ATS) proceedings.
  • FCPA update.

Gary DiBianco, Partner, Skadden

12.50pm - 1.20pm

The personal consequences of a global cartel investigation

In February 2006 the cargo division of British Airways was raided by the EU Competition Authorities and investigated by the US Department of Justice for anti-competitive conduct in relation to surcharges. Although he never lived or worked in the US, in 2009 Keith Packer, Former Commercial General Manager, British Airways World Cargo, completed an 8 month sentence in a US federal prison camp.

Keith's stories of the dawn raid, DoJ tactics, plea agreement and life in prison will make delegates sit up and listen.

Keith Packer, Former Commercial General Manager, British Airways World Cargo

1.20pm - 2.20pm Buffet lunch
2.20pm - 3.00pm

Corporate versus individual liability

Understanding when the interests of a company and its employees may come into conflict, and the practical steps which can be taken, is critical to steering a company through an emerging incident.

This session will discuss the following:

  • When and why regulators may seek to prosecute individuals rather than the organisation.
  • Putting the right systems in place to manage individual liability.
  • Issues for companies whose officers or employees are under investigation.
  • Insurance implications.

Tom Keevil, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary, Barratt Developments
Stephen Gentle, Partner, Criminal Litigation, Kingsley Napley
Ian Mason, Head of Financial and Corporate Crime, Practical Law Company

3.00pm -3.40pm

Practical guidance on managing internal investigations to manage and protect corporate reputation

If a company comes under investigation by a regulator, what practical steps can it take to protect itself and its reputation?

  • Putting in place systems and processes to prepare for internal investigations, should they become necessary.
  • Developing strategies and policies to protect company reputation during investigations.
  • Practical steps to put in place if an incident does occur.
  • Managing employees' expectations during internal investigations.

Rowena Ellison, Senior Counsel, Global Compliance, Procter and Gamble
Tom Melbye Eide, VP Head of Legal Global Strategy and Business Development, Statoil
Angus McBride, Partner, Criminal Investigations, Kingsley Napley
Peter Maher, Partner, Forensic Services, Deloitte

3.40pm - 4.20pm

Creating a strong compliance programme and culture which effectively crosses borders

Companies regularly have to change their programmes in response to policies or politics around the world. Early warning and effective preparation is essential to achieving a balanced approach.

  • Tips and tools for effective compliance programmes.
  • How do you know if your programme is effective?
  • What actions should you consider to create a culture of compliance?
  • How do you implement your compliance regime in new or emerging markets?

Rachel Cropper-Mawer, Manager, Ethics and Compliance, BP
Keith Packer, Former Commercial General Manager, British Airways World Cargo
Seth Berman, Executive Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg

4.20pm - 4.50pm Afternoon tea
4.50pm - 5.20pm STREAMED SESSIONS. Choose from one of the following two sessions:

Session A: Accountability to shareholders: An investor's perspective

The FRC believes that more effective engagement between institutional shareholders and business should improve the governance and performance of companies, thereby maximising returns. But how can companies ensure they are engaging effectively with investors to avoid unnecessary and damaging public disputes.

This panel session will:

  • Examine the impact of the Stewardship Code.
  • Highlight investors' concerns for 2013.
  • Outline strategies for making the most of your key stakeholders.
  • Shareholders engaging with companies’ compliance and accountability programmes.

Kate Cheetham, General Counsel, Group Legal, Lloyds Banking
Graeme Proudfoot, Head of London Office, Invesco

Session B: Addressing the threat of cybercrime to your corporate reputation

On 28 March 2012, the European Commission announced the establishment of a European Cybercrime Centre within Europol, which will become the EU's focal point in the fight against cybercrime.

This session will consider:

  • The policies companies are adopting to deal with the increasing threat of cybercrime to business and how to protect your corporate reputation.
  • How to identify and mitigate risks of cybercrime.
  • How to secure your information.
  • Case studies.

Oliver Crofton, Co-founder, Vigilante Bespoke

5.20pm - 5.50pm

Using social networks to protect and manage corporate reputation

With information spreading globally and instantaneously, management and boards must manage risk properly to protect their organisation's reputation and thus shareholder value. Recent corporate failures have made it clear that not having the right procedures ready can be disastrous. This session will focus on the realities of managing the corporate reputation in the age of social media and the use of injunctions and libel to protect corporate brands.

  • Securing information in real time as facts emerge with the Board.
  • Briefing the media.
  • Monitoring and responding appropriately to 'chatter'.

Steve Kuncewicz, Head of Legal,

Marshall Manson, Managing Director of Digital, EMEA, Edelman UK

5.50pm - 6.00pm Closing comments from chair
6.00pm - late End of conference followed by drinks reception

*Timings and programme are subject to change.

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Kingsley Napley


Kingsley Napley is an internationally recognised law firm based in central London. Our wide range of expertise means that we can provide support for our clients in all areas of their business and private life. Our lawyers are known for combining creative and commercial solutions with pragmatism and a sensitive approach, while always ready to fight our clients' corner.

As a firm with decades of high calibre criminal fraud experience, we are ideally placed to advise UK companies dealing with criminal issues. Our corporate crime and investigations team have wide ranging expertise and a unique understanding of corporate risk through our prosecution and defence work. We advise in relation to internal investigations and represent senior individuals and management teams in complex and often high profile matters.

DLA Piper


DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers located in 31 countries and 77 offices throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.

Our Corporate Crime, Investigations and Compliance team have been giving advice to a wide range of companies and individuals on regulatory risk, investigations and all aspects of white collar crime for over 20 years. Many members of our team have previously worked for the SFO, the CPS and other regulators. We can give valuable insight into how investigation and prosecution decisions are made and have a proven track record and experience in developing compliance programs tailored to industry and company needs.

Stroz Friedberg


Stroz Friedberg is a leading global digital risk management and investigations firm. The company specialises in digital forensics, data breach and cybercrime response, electronic disclosure, security risk consulting and business intelligence and investigations. Working at the crossroads of technology, law and behavioural science, the company provides technical assistance and strategic advice to help manage the inherent risks and responsibilities of doing business in a digital era. Learn more about the firm’s capabilities and experience at:



Deloitte LLP offers professional services to the UK and European market. With over 14,000 exceptional people in 29 offices in the UK and Switzerland, Deloitte has the broadest and deepest range of skills of any business advisory organisation. We provide professional services and advice to many leading businesses, government departments and public sector bodies, and publish many influential studies and thought leadership pieces

Deloitte LLP is the UK member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited ("DTTL"), a UK private company limited by guarantee whose member firms are legally separate and independent entities located in more than 150 countries and 48 member firms, and approximately 182,000 staff.



Olswang is a an international law firm with a passion for client service. We deliver insight and innovation to help our clients influence their industries and grow. We call this Changing Business.



Edelman is the world’s largest PR company with over 4,400 people based in 65 offices worldwide. We have a team of over 400 consultants in the UK advising some of the world’s biggest businesses and brands. We specialise in corporate reputation and risk management; crisis communications; corporate, financial, healthcare, technology and consumer PR; digital strategy and public affairs.



Skadden is one of the world's leading law firms, serving clients in every major financial centre with over 1,800 lawyers in 23 locations. Our strategically positioned offices across Europe, the US and Asia allow us proximity to our clients and their operations. For almost 60 years Skadden has provided a wide array of legal services to the corporate, industrial, financial and governmental communities around the world. We have represented numerous governments, many of the largest banks, including virtually all of the leading investment banks, and the major insurance and financial services companies.

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In house: £549 + VAT £999 + VAT £1,449 + VAT
Private Practice: £649 + VAT £1,199 + VAT £1,749 + VAT

Savings include multiple booking discounts. All discounts are subject to approval. Please note the registration fee includes access to all sessions, refreshments, lunch and access to the conference materials. It does not include travel or hotel accommodation costs. All discounts can only be claimed at the time of registration. We are happy to accept substitutions for places for the whole event but delegate passes cannot be split or shared between delegates.


Please complete this registration form to register your attendance.

Who should attend?

This event is for in-house and private practice only; law firms are limited to three places. If you do not fall into these criteria but are still interested in attending please contact Samantha Carpenter: or call her on +44 (0)203 423 6621.

Attendance at the event is subject to the PLC event terms and conditions.

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