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IFG Flagship Fraud Event & Networking Reception


Join us for the IFG's Flagship Fraud Event on Thursday 30 November 2023. 

The day long event will comprise of four lively panel discussions on hot topics in the fraud landscape including whistleblowers, AI and a session on crypto hosted jointly with CFAAR (the Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery network). There will also be keynote speeches from Dr Mark Freestone on psychopaths and Adam Wagner KC on the UK government's use of power during the pandemic. The event will be followed by a networking reception at Mishcon de Reya's London office. 

We have now reached capacity for in-person attendees, but please do join us online or for networking drinks

View our programme for the day below.


09:00 – 09:30 Registration and Coffee

09:30 – 09:50 Opening Address
Gary Miller, Mishcon de Reya & Chairman of the IFG (UK)

09:50 – 10:15 Morning Keynote Address
Dr Mark Freestone, Reader of Mental Health at Queen Mary, University of London and author of 'Making a Psychopath: My Journey into 7 Dangerous Minds'

10:15 – 11:30 Fraud and International Arbitration - how does the Arbitration process cope with fraud claims 
Session Chair: 
Greg Falkof, Mishcon de Reya (UK)
Eliseo M.Martinez, Ius + Aequitas Trial Lawyers (Spain)
Dr Remy Gerbay, Queen Mary School of International Arbitration (UK) & Hughes Hubbard Reed (Washington D.C, USA)
Siddharth Dhar KC, Essex Court Chambers (UK)

11:30 – 12:00 Morning break

12:00 – 13:00 Should every country change their law to financially reward whistleblowers?
Session Chair: 
Alison Geary, Mishcon de Reya (UK)
Joanne Taylor, K2 Integrity (UK)
Ruth Dearnley OBE, Stop the Traffik (UK)
Samantha Feinstein, Government Accountability Project (USA)
Hyunchul Noh, Daeryook (DR) & AJU LLC (Korea)
Valerie Hohenberg, Wolf Theiss (Austria)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:20 Afternoon Keynote Address
Adam Wagner, Human Rights Barrister and author of 'Emergency State: How We Lost Our Freedoms in the Pandemic and Why it Matters'

14:20 – 15:20 In collaboration with CFAAR: Crypto Litigation 2023: A worldwide perspective on latest developments
Session Chair: 
Rhymal Persad, Mishcon de Reya (UK)
Bazul Ashhab, Oon & Bazul (Singapore)
Carmel King, Grant Thornton (UK)
Maureen Ward, Bennett Jones (Canada)
Saleh Alobeidli, ICLO (UAE)
Rebecca Belgrave, Mishcon de Reya (UK)

15:20 – 15:40 Afternoon break

15:40 – 16:40 AI – Harmful or a force for good?
Session Chair: 
Gary Miller, Mishcon de Reya & Chairman of the IFG (UK)
Professor Andrea Baronchelli, City, University of London (UK)
Dhruv Ghulati, Factmata (UK)
Dr Nataliya Tkachenko, University of Oxford (UK)
Sam Lyon, CT Group (UK)

16:40 – 16:45 Closing Address
Gary Miller, Mishcon de Reya & Chairman of the IFG (UK)

17:00 – 21:00 Networking Reception (Mishcon de Reya, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6AH) 

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