What are the latest developments in the areas of serious fraud, bribery and corruption?
Criminal, matrimonial and civil cases.
A panel discussion where experts from different backgrounds compare and contrast their experience and approach to business valuations.
- Keynote: The great UK fraud challenge
- Legal update – criminal
- Session provided by the Academy of Experts - Giving Evidence
- The web exposed: a revised look at open source intelligence (OSINT)
*This programme is subject to change whilst we add more sessions.
- Legal update – matrimonial
- Panel discussion: accountant, surveyor and private equity experts compare and contrast their experience and approach to business valuations
- Bonus alternative session for members less experienced in valuations - How to value a business
- ESG: The future of investigations
- Legal update – civil
- Closing comments
- Event close
Saket Bhartia is a managing director in the Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice, based in Singapore. Bhartia leverages more than 20 years of experience assisting clients in investigating financial statement fraud, siphoning of funds, embezzlement, asset misappropriation, bribery and corruption issues, regulatory non-compliance, code of conduct violations, supply chain leakages and ethics violations.
Harry specialises in financial remedy proceedings. Harry completed a secondment as the Judicial Assistant to Mr. Justice Mostyn in the Family Division of the High Court from January 2022 to April 2022. He is listed in the ‘Rising Starts’ category of the Legal 500 2022.
Tim helps clients to manage risk and resolve disputes. He provides clear, no nonsense commercial advice on risk management, helping clients to avoid liabilities and disputes arising in the first place and, if they do arise, advising on the most cost-effective method of concluding them.
Diane leads BDO’s tax and family law valuation practices, and has extensive expertise across a broad range of fiscal, commercial and expert witness valuations. Her work includes reports for matrimonial purposes, shareholder disputes, business restructuring and refinancing as well as valuations for personal, employment and corporate tax planning purposes. She has particular expertise in the retail, media, professional services and technology sectors, and has worked with many private equity and venture capital businesses.
Eve is a leading white collar crime specialist. She has acted in a number of high profile trials brought by the SFO and CPS and acts for both individuals and domestic and multinational corporations in a broad range of sectors, including criminal investigations into bribery, money laundering, fraud, cartels and financial services offences. She regularly advises in cross border investigations.
Sir David was the director of the Serious Fraud Office for six years between April 2012 to April 2018. In that role he raised the profile of the Serious Fraud Office and oversaw significant criminal investigations and prosecutions, making use of the Bribery Act and Deferred Prosecution Agreements. He served as director of the central fraud group at the Crown Prosecution Service (2010 – 2011) and director of Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office (November 2004 – 2010). Prior to that he was a barrister in private practice for 25 years. He was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court and Queen’s Counsel in 2000.
Kate has over 20 years’ experience as a forensic accountant and is frequently instructed as an expert witness (both party-appointed and single joint expert) and advisor at the preliminary stages of legal disputes. She is a qualified mediator and regularly assists in settlement negotiations. Kate has given evidence in the High Court, County Court, Employment Tribunal and at arbitration. Kate’s main areas of work include contract, shareholder, matrimonial and M&A related disputes. She has experience working within most industry sectors including manufacturing, telecoms, technology, property, retail, pharmaceuticals, logistics and professional services.
Simon is a shareholding Partner at Sanderson Weatherall LLP. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, General Practice Division, elected 1993, and an RICS Registered Valuer. Over the years, Simon has been in involved in valuation and appraisal work in respect of a wide variety of major commercial, residential, industrial and development projects – primarily for loan security or accounts purposes, but also for agency and acquisition purposes.. He is a specialist in the valuation of trading related properties. Simon has provided expert valuation advice for Arbitration and Mediation proceedings. He has also given evidence at the High Court on a several occasions.
Dr Stephen Hill is a Certified Fraud Examiner and expert trainer with over 25 years’ experience providing services to the private and public sector in fraud, cyber crime, data security and internet investigations & open-source intelligence. He spent over 2 years training the National Crime Agency and their National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) on OSINT and internet investigations and has had the honour of training UK and European police forces including the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorist Group (SO15) & the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau (LCPB). Dr Hill has spoken at conferences in the UK, Europe, UAE, US and SE Asia aimed at both corporate and regulatory sectors including running a special cyber security and OSINT course in Abu Dhabi for ADAA (Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority) and an OSINT 'roadshow' speaking at location across Australia and New Zealand for one of the largest international accountancy associations.
Steve is a partner in the forensic and investigation services practice, with a particular focus on aiding companies facing urgent, complex, cross-border issues including fraud, bribery and corruption, misconduct and asset recovery. He has extensive experience investigating high-profile public interest matters representing governments, public companies and private individuals throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. He is regularly named in Who’s Who Legal’s asset recovery, forensic accountants and consulting experts lists, where he is described by clients as “an eloquent and very innovative practitioner”, who is “extremely pragmatic and commercial in how he presents his advice” and “a great investigator who works extremely hard for his clients”.
Chris is a Chartered Accountant and really knows his Private Equity stuff. Chris was a successful Private Equity investor in the UK mid-market with Murray Johnstone and Lloyds Development Capital, the UK’s largest volume MBO house. Chris led LDC between 2014 and 2020 – the most successful and active period in its 40-year history. There, he was co-chairman of the investment committee, investing over £3.2 billion in MBO’s and other deals, generating upper quartile returns. Chris is a board member of the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty, which shapes the technical development of the sector.
Tim is a CFA® and ACA charterholder. For 3 years Tim has focused on providing large and complex contentious valuations for International Arbitrations and High Court proceedings both in the UK and overseas.
Shannon joined 29 Bedford Row in October 2022 after completing her pupillage under the supervision of Richard Tambling, Petra Teacher and Alexa Storey-Rea. Shannon obtained a First-Class law degree from the LSE, and went on to complete the BPTC as an Inner Temple Major Scholarship and Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award recipient. Before joining chambers as a pupil, Shannon worked as a paralegal at a well-known Mayfair firm. During pupillage, Shannon gained experience of a wide range of family law cases, including financial remedy, TOLATA, private children, public children, and Family Law Act 1996 proceedings.
Joanna is a co-chair of the Firm's Global Investigations Compliance and Ethics Group and a Partner in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team based in London. Joanna leads the market-leading Regulatory, Public & Media law team in the London office. Joanna advises clients in the areas of corporate investigations, administrative and public law, procurement law and litigation. She has particular expertise in the healthcare, technology and energy, mining and infrastructure sectors. Jo handles all kinds of high court litigation as well as investigations, including into issues of bribery, corruption and fraud. She advises clients, frequently at board-level, on regulatory compliance and crisis and reputation management. Joanna focuses on bringing practical solutions to client issues, and designed the firm's innovative Investigations Academy, a comprehensive and state-of-the-art training programme for investigations practitioners within both our team and our clients'. She is also a member of the leadership team for BakerWomen, a key Baker McKenzie D&I focus group.
Phil Southall is based in Birmingham. Upon qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in 1999 he specialised in forensic accounting, and over the next five years became responsible for managing significant commercial loss claims and "black-hole" investigations. In 2003 Phil joined a top 20 law firm, providing detailed forensic analysis and advice on settlement strategies. Whilst in this post, Phil was involved with the design, development and rollout of their award-winning approach to disputes, which includes the use of "decision analysis" in litigation.
Chris specialises in contentious valuation activities. He has extensive experience of valuation of unquoted shares, businesses, goodwill and other intangible assets for a variety of purposes including expert witness in court and arbitration proceedings, fairness opinions, shareholder disputes (including expert determinations of value), commercial transactions, restructuring and reorganisations, regulatory and accounting, and covers businesses both in the UK and internationally. Chris has given evidence in the UK High Court, the LCIA and other international courts of Arbitration. Chris specialises in providing advice to the Telecoms, Media and Technology sector and is Global head of telecoms for the Grant Thornton global organisation.
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