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WEBINAR - The Cum-Ex Files: Europe’s biggest-ever tax investigation under the spotlight

Author: Syedur Rahman  9 September 2020
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Posted in : Cum-Ex Media Coverage.

Rahman Ravelli is to host a webinar taking an in-depth look at the rapidly-developing Cum-Ex investigation. 

The event, entitled “The Cum-Ex Files: Europe’s biggest-ever tax investigation under the spotlight’’, will be taking place at 3pm UK time on Wednesday, September 30. 

Given the scope and extent of the investigations into Cum-Ex, the webinar will provide useful insight to those who have been involved in share trades which may come under scrutiny. It will be of value to, amongst others, hedge fund managers, partners and Chief Investment Officers; investment bankers and senior figures in investment banks; banking general counsel; asset managers; trading managers; executives in asset management firms; prime brokers and fund administrators. 

It will also be of interest to those in other capacities who are keeping abreast of the developing investigations, such as financial advisers, tax advisers and accountancy firms, together with other legal professionals.

The former FLA chair and pre-eminent expert in financial crime matters, Mark Fenhalls QC, will be chairing the webinar and he will be joined by a host of speakers with a vast array of expertise and hands-on experience of Cum-Ex investigations. 

The international panel of speakers will include:  

Syed Rahman,  a specialist white-collar crime lawyer at Rahman Ravelli. He has a great depth of experience in serious fraud, money laundering and cross-border investigations. He’s also known for his skill in worldwide asset recovery cases. His clients include corporates and their directors, financial institutions and HNWIs.  

Howard Fischer, Partner at New York-based law firm Moses & Singer LLP and former senior counsel at the SEC; who headed some of the most high-profile cases prosecuted by the US government in the last decade. 

Andreas Pollak, Partner at Vienna-based petsche pollak and former economic crime and corruption prosecutor for the Austrian public prosecutor’s office, who has his own distinguished white-collar defence practice. 

Dr Christian Pelz, Lawyer at Munich-based Noerr LLP and a recognised specialist in tax law and criminal investigations in Germany and beyond

With Cum-Ex investigations in a number of countries gaining momentum, the webinar will consider the implications from a legal and business perspective. 

The event will focus on a range of issues surrounding Cum-Ex, including: 

  • A brief history of Cum-Ex.  
  • Cum-Ex in practice - how it works and an examination of case studies. 
  • The emerging investigations and the likely scale of enquiries.  
  • The businesses and individuals who may be at risk.  
  • What to do when notified of an investigation.  
  • How to protect your business and yourself.  
  • Practical guidance for those with concerns, even if no formal notification of investigation has been received.  
  • Foreign jurisdictions and cross-border investigations – the use of extradition warrants and mutual assistance requests. 
  • What we can expect as Cum-Ex investigations gather pace.  

The webinar is free to attend and you can register by following this link.

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Syedur Rahman is known for his in-depth experience of serious fraud, white-collar crime and serious crime cases, as well as his expertise in worldwide asset tracing and recovery, international arbitration, civil recovery, cryptocurrency and high-stakes commercial disputes.

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