ALG host inaugural Corporate Crime and Regulation Summit.

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For the first time leading officials from Central Bank of Ireland, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement, the Criminal Assets Bureau and the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau were brought together at one event hosted by ALG.

Over 600 people from corporate Ireland attended A&L Goodbody’s Corporate Crime and Regulation Summit on Wednesday 27 November at the Convention Centre Dublin.

The key speakers at the event included: Derville Rowland – Director General, Financial Conduct, Central Bank of Ireland; Ian Drennan – Director of Corporate Enforcement, Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement; Pat Clavin – Chief Bureau Officer, Criminal Assets Bureau and Pat Lordan – Head of Garda National Economic Crime Bureau and Head of Garda Cyber Crime Bureau.

In addition to hearing from Ireland’s most senior regulators and law enforcers the event also included discussion and insight from Nigel Kemp – General Counsel of Citibank Europe plc; Brian McKenzie – Head of Financial Crime and MLRO, AIB, Michael Ashe – QC SC, Bar of Ireland and non-executive director, Julie O’Neill. The discussion panels also included partners and associates from A&L Goodbody specialising in corporate crime and regulation.

Commenting on the event Kenan Furlong, corporate crime partner at A&L Goodbody said:

“The responsibilities in managing the risks associated with heightened regulation and the increasing reach of the criminal law into corporate affairs have never been greater for corporate Ireland. And these responsibilities are only going to increase further in the future. Our guests today heard from the key people shaping the corporate risk agenda in Ireland through a series of interactive discussions. Our key speakers and experts shared invaluable lessons and insight on how to manage every aspect of a corporate crisis.”

The Summit, the first of its kind in Ireland, was a unique half-day conference which focused on a number of areas, including:

  • Corporate governance
  • Crisis management
  • Technology in corporate investigations
  • Corruption in the global market place
  • Anti-money laundering compliance
  • Understanding regulatory and policing perspectives

Throughout these sessions, delegates were updated on key regulatory and law enforcement issues and were provided with practical solutions to manage regulatory and compliance risk.

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