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Challenges facing the Serious Fraud Office

With: Azizur Rahman, Niall Hearty  6 May 2021

An international panel of experts has been brought together for a Rahman Ravelli seminar to analyse the major issues the Serious Fraud Office faces in the UK and Europe.

“Challenges Facing the SFO Here and Abroad’’ will be held on Thursday, May 6 at 3pm UK GMT. It will examine from a number of perspectives the challenges that the SFO has to meet.

The webinar will be of interest to UK and Europe-based general counsel, legal professionals, compliance experts, company CEOs and board members and business organisations.

The issues to be analysed and discussed will include:

  • The KBR judgement. Assessing what the Supreme Court ruling on section 2 powers will mean for obtaining evidence that is beyond the SFO’s jurisdiction.
  • The possibility and extent of cross-border, inter-agency cooperation in the wake of Brexit.
  • Deferred prosecution agreements. What have we learnt from the DPAs concluded so far? How does the French experience of them compare?
  • The challenges and approaches taken in notable recent investigations in the UK and Europe.
  • The effect of delays caused by Covid-19.
  • The possible implications of recent UK and European developments, such as the UK
  • Law Commission’s corporate criminal liability review, calls for alignment of EU states’ anti-corruption laws and the European Banking Authority’s revised money laundering guidelines.

Aziz Rahman, Senior Partner and founder of Rahman Ravelli, will act as moderator for the event.

The panel has been assembled to ensure UK, European and SFO viewpoints are heard. It will include:

Niall Hearty – Legal Director at Rahman Ravelli. He has in-depth white collar crime expertise and wide experience of leading complex and multi-jurisdictional investigations that involve agencies in the UK and abroad.

Annabel Kerley – Partner at StoneTurn, the global regulatory, risk and compliance advisory firm. She specialises in forensic accounting and has built up a notable track record in leading criminal, regulatory and corporate investigations.

Rebecca Dix - Associate General Counsel at the Serious Fraud Office. A practising barrister with more than 14 years’ experience working on high-profile, white collar crime cases. She has oversight of all criminal SFO cases within the General Counsel’s office.

Emmanuel Moyne – Co-founder of Bougartchev Moyne Associe’s (Paris). A lawyer with in-depth white-collar crime experience and an acknowledged expert on anti-corruption who has written extensively on bribery and the European Arrest Warrant scheme.

To register to attend please visit this link

The "Challenges facing the Serious Fraud Office" event happened 3 months ago, 6 May 2021.

Event video coming soon.

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Azizur Rahman

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Aziz Rahman is Senior Partner at Rahman Ravelli and its founder. His ability to coordinate national, international and multi-agency defences has led to success in some of the most significant corporate crime cases of this century and top rankings in international legal guides. He is recognised worldwide as one of the most capable legal experts regarding top-level, high-value commercial and financial disputes.


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Niall Hearty

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Niall has a wealth of corporate crime expertise and an ability to coordinate global bribery and corruption cases. His achievements in such investigations have made him a logical choice for corporate clients.

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