Multi-Jurisdictional Masterclass Series: Preventing, Detecting & Responding to Financial Crime

Baker & Partners are hosting a free webinar series entitled The Multi-jurisdictional A to Z of Preventing, Detecting and Responding to Financial Crime which launches in March 2021 and covers every aspect of financial crime. All six webinars will be hosted by seasoned professionals with extensive backgrounds in litigation, forensic accountancy, asset tracing, law enforcement and financial crime intelligence. We will be joined by expert guest speakers from organisations such as MONEYVAL, the World Bank Stolen Asset Recovery Project Team, PCB Byrne, Monfrini Bitton Klein, Quandruma, The Caribbean Institute of Forensic Accounting, Wilberforce Chambers, Higgs & Johnson, 33 Chancery Lane and other such expert contributors.


Webinar Series Agenda

Wednesday 10th March – Asset Recovery Success versus Failure

We will examine why some jurisdictions have been effective in Asset Recovery whilst others struggle to recover the proceeds of financial crime, particularly corruption.  Examining best practice from success stories to improve effectiveness in the recovery of stolen assets and avoiding the challenges and pitfalls associated with failure to recover assets in multiple jurisdictions. The webinar will draw on the experience of the World Bank Stolen Asset Recovery (“StAR”) team and practitioners who have been at the forefront of asset recovery.

Stephen Baker will chair this first webinar and is joined by Emile Van Der Does De Willebois, Global Lead for Financial Market Integrity at The World Bank, Jean-Pierre Brun, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank, Barry Faudemer, Chief Executive of Baker Regulatory Services and Stephon Grey, Head of Forensic and Investigatory at Baker & Partners.

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Thursday 25th March – Consultancy or Corruption? You decide

This webinar will examine why corruption can remain undetected and unchallenged, often disguised as purporting to be legitimate income from consultancy services.  The session will consider actual cases and focus on the opportunities that presented themselves for either prevention or early detection of money laundering from the proceeds of the corruption.   Lastly, the webinar will consider whether laundering of the proceeds of corruption is likely to be on the increase or in decline in the future.

Barry Faudemer will chair this session and is joined by Yves Klein of Monfrini Bitton Klein Swiss Litigators, Angela Barkhouse, Managing Director of Quantuma in the Cayman Islands and Stephon Grey, Head of Forensic and Investigatory at Baker & Partners.

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Thursday 22nd April – Building effective AML Defences for Trust and Company Service Providers

We will examine the importance of the trust and company service provider and why it is vital to employ robust AML/CFT defences. The webinar will also look at best practice and why some companies have been so successful in putting in place effective AML/CFT defences.  Barry Faudemer will chair this panel, consisting of industry experts including Gurprit Mattu  of No 5 Barristers Chambers Adrian Pay of Dynamic GRC and James Sheedy of Baker & Partners.

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Thursday 20th May – How Effective are Law Enforcement and Regulators in Combatting Financial Crime?

This webinar will examine whether Governments, Law Enforcement and Regulators are effective in combatting financial crime.  Despite decades of investment why are we seeing increases in financial crime and what can be done to stem the rise?  Is it time for a major rethink on how we prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute financial crime? Should more seized and confiscated assets be used to fund new initiatives and efforts to confiscate the proceeds of crime?

Chair of this webinar Barry Faudemer will be joined by Andrew Le Brun, Deputy Secretariat of MONEYVAL, Matei Dohotaru, Senior Financial Sector Specialist with the World Bank and Amanda Pinto QC of 33 Chancery Lane.

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Thursday 17th June – The Good, the Bad and the Outright Ugly Asset Recovery Strategies

We will look at developing an effective investigative and asset recovery strategy from the outset and how reaching out to the right people to help build such a strategy is of vital importance.  What should be included in such a strategy and what skill sets are required to deliver it?

Stephen Baker will be joined by Tara Archer-Glasgow of Higgs & Johnson in the Bahamas, Trevor Mascarenhas of PCB Byrne and Stephon Grey.

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Thursday 15th July – Whistleblowing: A Force for Good or Evil?

We will consider the price paid by whistleblowers and the likely impact on jurisdictions operating an effective whistleblowing capability.  We will be examining developments in various jurisdictions in enhancing their protection of whistleblowers and focusing on best practice in the service offered to whistleblowers.

Barry Faudemer will chair this session and be joined by expert panelists including Sharon Y Eubanks, Chief Counsel at National Whistleblower Center, Mary Inman of Constantine Cannon and Bobby Friedman of Wilberforce Chambers.

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Should you require further information about any of the individual webinars above, please contact Louise McNamee.

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