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Investigations team contributes to Global Investigations guide and launch training programme

Posted on 11 March 2021

The Practitioner’s Guide is a leading international publication for external and in-house counsel, compliance officers and accounting practitioners, and is contributed to by leading experts from around the world. The Mishcon White Collar Crime and Investigations team contributed two new chapters to the Guide: Johanna Walsh and Mellissa Curzon-Berners co-authored the Compliance chapter alongside Alison Pople QC of Cloth Fair Chambers; while Ben Brandon, alongside Aaron Watkins also of Cloth Fair Chambers, contributed the chapter on Extradition.

 In relation to the new Compliance chapter, GIR noted, "the compliance chapter focuses on corporate liability for companies in the UK and the impact of compliance in authorities’ decision-making. It’s a timely addition considering recent comments by the director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Lisa Osofsky that the agency is upskilling to be better and smarter in its evaluation of corporate compliance and that it would be bringing in people with “experience and expertise”."

The Chapters can be found here:

Compliance: Global Investigations Review - The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations

Extradition: Global Investigations Review - The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations

Following the publication of the Guide, Mishcon's Investigations practice has launched the training programme: Managing Risk and Enhancing Compliance.

The programme consists of training sessions that can be delivered as a series or individually; and can be complemented by additional bespoke sessions:

  • Implementing and maintaining effective systems and controls
  • Risk assessments – design, implementation and review
  • Supply chains and third parties: do you know who you're doing business with?

The focus of this training programme is the compliance-related offences and defences in the UK; based on an analysis of the key areas of compliance risk; the key lessons arising out of the available compliance guidance in both the UK and the US; the interplay between culture and compliance; and important compliance lessons arising from a number of UK and US cases.  

Details of the programme can be downloaded here.

If you would like further information or to discuss any compliance-related queries please speak to Johanna Walsh.  

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