Day 1 - Thursday, March 14, 2019

8:00
Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:00
Welcome Remarks from the Conference Co-Chairs
9:10
Knowledge, Organisation and Chaos – Are Lawyers Blind?
10:00
Fireside Chat With
11:00
Refreshments and Networking
11:45
Status Update on Global Corruption Asset Forfeiture Cases
1:15
BIRDS OF A FEATHER Networking Luncheon
2:30
NEW: The New Doctrine of “Unexplained Wealth”: Anonymity – Extraterritoriality – Recovery – Risks to “Professional Enablers”
3:30
Litigation Privilege and Disclosure in Corporate Fraud Investigations
4:45
Refreshments and Networking
5:15
NEW: Sharing the Latest War Stories in Private Client Disputes and Contentious Trusts
5:16
THINK TANK A: DO’s and DON’Ts of Managing CrossBorder Litigation and Tracing Assets involving a Russia or a CIS Element
6:15
Networking Drinks Reception Sponsored by

Day 2 - Friday, March 15, 2019

8:00
Networking Breakfast
9:00
Co-Chairs Welcome Remarks
9:15
Hurricane Brexit Making Landfall: Managing Fraud Cases in a (Possibly) Post-apocalyptic World
10:15
“Follow the Money”: Technology to the Rescue
11:15
Refreshments and Networking
11:45
Contentious Cross-Border Insolvency: Jurisdictional Collisions and The Use of Insolvency Tools to Fight Fraud
12:45
NEW: The Rise and Rise of Group, Multi-Party Claims and Class Actions
12:46
THINK TANK B: Fraud Recovery and Tracing Assets originating from LATAM Jurisdictions
1:30
NEW: Gazing into the Crystal Ball: What will 2019 Hold?
2:15
Networking Luncheon
3:45
End of Conference

Day 1 - Thursday, March 14, 2019

8:00
Registration and Networking Breakfast
9:00
Welcome Remarks from the Conference Co-Chairs

Robert Hunter
Founder and Trustee
City Disabilites (UK)

Claudia Götz Staehelin
Attorney at Law, Partner
Kellerhals Carrard (Switzerland)

9:10
Knowledge, Organisation and Chaos – Are Lawyers Blind?

Robert Hunter
Founder and Trustee
City Disabilites (UK)

Lawyers are trained and perhaps predisposed to find, invent and understand rules. A good lawyer is often described as someone who can do all three. But when does our rule based thinking hinder us in what we do? Do we structure our legal teams and firms sensibly or do we just act on the same fundamental misunderstandings about the world around us?

  • Are lawyers alert to the dangers of organisational thinking?
  • Do we delude ourselves as to the benefits of legal experience in fraud litigation?
  • What mistakes do we make about fraud prevention?
  • Are there some lessons that we are wired not to learn?

Robert Hunter’s opening lecture has become an institution in the C5 Fraud and Asset Recovery series, relevant to those involved in fraud litigation from all disciplines and jurisdictions. This year’s lecture will continue from last year’s. Drawing from disciplines ranging from medicine, finance, mathematics and meteorology, the talk will consider whether our working methods are the result of our insight into, or blindness to, the market in which we operate.

10:00
Fireside Chat With

Elizabeth Baker
Head of the Proceeds of Crime and International Assistance Division
Serious Fraud Office (UK)

Josepha Wohnrau
Prosecutor – Economic Crime and Complex Cases Division
Geneva Public Prosecutor’s Office (Switzerland)

Benjamin Borsodi
Managing Partner
Schellenberg Wittmer (Switzerland)

11:00
Refreshments and Networking
11:45
Status Update on Global Corruption Asset Forfeiture Cases

Glenn M. Pomerantz
CPA, CFE, CFF
BDO Partner (USA)

Antenor Madruga
Partner
FeldensMadruga (Brazil)

Lim Koon Huan
Partner
SKRINE (Malaysia)

Jonathan Addo
Partner
Harneys (BVI)

Edmund King QC
Essex Court Chambers (UK)

Babajide O. Ogundipe
Partner
Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore (Nigeria)

  • Responding to heightened jurisdictional risks and coordinated prosecutions in fraud, corruption and money laundering cases
  • Legal remedied for tracing stolen assets
  • Tools for maximising recovery
  • What future of DPAs in civil law jurisdictions?
  • Tracing the proceeds of fraud and corruption into key offshore jurisdictions
  • Discharge of freezing orders: Banco Turko Romana v Cortuk; Angola v Dos Santos; and Privatbank v Kolomoisky and an update on declined jurisdiction. Does this mark a change in attitude by the English Court? What lessons should be learned from this

1:15
BIRDS OF A FEATHER Networking Luncheon

Be part of informal group discussions with your peers sharing common areas of interest and expertise.

BoF luncheon roundtables will provide targeted networking opportunities for the attendees sharing the same areas of interest and expertise. Choose from one of the themes on offer this year:

  • UWOs
  • Russia & CIS
  • LATAM
  • Asia
  • Insolvency
  • Brexit

2:30
NEW: The New Doctrine of “Unexplained Wealth”: Anonymity – Extraterritoriality – Recovery – Risks to “Professional Enablers”

Lance Ashworth QC
Barrister
Serle Court (UK)

Paul Gully-Hart
Partner
Attorney at Law Schellenberg Wittmer (Switzerland)

Amy Conway-Hatcher
Partner
Baker Botts (USA)

Discussion Leader

Stavros Pavlou
Senior & Managing Partner
Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC (Cyprus)

  • What is the best way to identify and render accountable the wealth of criminals (with a particular focus on criminal organisations)?
  • Accounting for unexplained wealth: what are the practical options?
  • The civil recovery of suspicious wealth
  • What are the criminal and regulatory liabilities for those assisting in hiding questionable wealth?

3:30
Litigation Privilege and Disclosure in Corporate Fraud Investigations

Paul Downes QC
Barrister
Quadrant Chambers (UK)

Jonathan Cohen QC
Barrister
Littleton Chambers (UK)

Mona Vaswani
Partner, Head of Fraud Practice
Allen & Overy (UK)

Kiran Unni

Kiran Unni
Principal
Kobre & Kim (USA)

Saverio Lembo
Partner
Bär & Karrer (Switzerland)

Michael Roberts
Partner
Hogan Lovells (UK)

  • The scope of litigation privilege in the light of SFO v ENRC and West Ham v E20
  • How to challenge a claim to privilege
  • Are corporate investigations under attack from prosecutors and the judiciary?
  • When a Judge may inspect controversial documents
  • Managing aggressive redactions

4:45
Refreshments and Networking
5:15
NEW: Sharing the Latest War Stories in Private Client Disputes and Contentious Trusts

Howard Sharp QC
Barrister
Ardent Chambers (Jersey)

Nicholas Holland
Partner
McDermott Will & Emery (UK)

  • Identifying fraud by trustees and challenges with obtaining the information to prove it
  • Protecting trust assets
  • Litigating as a discretionary beneficiary (including costs protection)
  • Attacking and defending complex offshore and domestic trust structures
  • Recent anecdotal evidence and war stories

5:16
THINK TANK A: DO’s and DON’Ts of Managing CrossBorder Litigation and Tracing Assets involving a Russia or a CIS Element

Maxim Kulkov
Managing Partner
KK&P | Trial Lawyers (Russia)

This year, following an overwhelming demand from the audience, C5 introduces new “Think Tank” style sessions. Benefit from highly-focused, board-room style discussions around a specific topic that is relevant to your specialised area of interests. Attendance is limited to 20 attendees.

  • How the latest trends in the global market impact multi-party, multijurisdictional cases arising out of the region
  • Enforceability of foreign court judgements in Russia and CIS
  • Offshores preferred by the Russian and CIS parties
  • How to find the right firm in a locality
  • Interim measures available in Russia and CIS in support of claims of different jurisdiction

6:15
Networking Drinks Reception Sponsored by

Day 2 - Friday, March 15, 2019

8:00
Networking Breakfast
9:00
Co-Chairs Welcome Remarks

Keith Oliver
Head of International
Peters and Peters (UK)

Babajide O. Ogundipe
Partner
Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore (Nigeria)

9:15
Hurricane Brexit Making Landfall: Managing Fraud Cases in a (Possibly) Post-apocalyptic World

Karyn Harty
Partner
McCann FitzGerald (Ireland)

Anna Dilnot
Barrister
Essex Court Chambers (UK)

Discussion Leader

Keith Oliver
Head of International
Peters and Peters (UK)

  • The impact of Brexit on cross-border litigation into the UK and out from the UK: common and civil/continental perspective
  • How will the current instruments (the European payment order, the European account freezing order, the Brussels regulation, the insolvency regulation) change?
  • How European jurisdictions are gearing up to lure civil fraud litigants
  • What are the UK courts doing to sustain their status as the “jurisdiction of choice” for commercial litigation

10:15
“Follow the Money”: Technology to the Rescue

Robert Duffield
Director
Greylist Trace (UK)

Dorothy Siron
Partner
Zhong Lun Law Firm (Hong Kong)

Helen Hatton
Managing Director
BDO Sator Regulatory Consulting (Jersey)

Discussion Leader

David Quest QC
Barrister
3 Verulam Buildings (UK)

  • Introducing ‘Greylist’: the asset-tracing Revolution. Cutting-edge technology that legally trawls the global banking system for hidden assets
  • The tech behind tackling fraud epidemic and recovering proceeds of crime
  • Hong Kong/Asia: A popular destination for funds from cyber-fraud
  • Is “Uberisation” and technological disruption outpacing fraud litigation and asset recovery? What could be done about it?
  • Rogue states cyber fraud

11:15
Refreshments and Networking
11:45
Contentious Cross-Border Insolvency: Jurisdictional Collisions and The Use of Insolvency Tools to Fight Fraud

David Mizrachi
Senior Partner
MDU Legal (Panama)

James Corbett QC
Partner
Baker and Partners (Jersey)

Mark Shaw
London Head of Restructuring
BDO London (UK)

Discussion Leader

Ed Davis
Founding Shareholder
Sequor Law (USA)

  • Large-scale frauds with multiple victims and assets: Bringing insolvency claims simultaneously in more than one jurisdiction
  • Extraterritorial reach and disparities in insolvency law
  • Facilitating cooperation between the courts; between the courts and insolvency representatives; between insolvency representatives and any other parties
  • Focus on Swiss new cross-border insolvency and restructuring law

12:45
NEW: The Rise and Rise of Group, Multi-Party Claims and Class Actions

Yvette Steeg-Tijms
Partner
NautaDutilh (The Netherlands)

Boris Bronfentrinker
Partner
Quinn Emanuel (UK)

  • Updates on group litigation cases and securities class actions: Recent claims, investigations and wider implications
  • Comparing and contrasting approaches taken in the UK, EU and the USA
  • Test cases
  • Claims arising out of data misuse, accounting fraud, financial products and regulatory breach-es

12:46
THINK TANK B: Fraud Recovery and Tracing Assets originating from LATAM Jurisdictions

Bernardo Porras
Partner
Hughes & Hughes (Uruguay)

Eduardo Bonis
Partner
Navarro Castex Abogados (Argentina)

  • The interplay between criminal and civil remedies: The limitations and pitfalls
  • Enforcement issues and building effective relationship with law enforcement bodies
  • Reputational issues

1:30
NEW: Gazing into the Crystal Ball: What will 2019 Hold?

Pedro Serrano Espelta
Partner
Marval, O’Farrell & Mairal (Argentina)

Hikmat Maleh
Associate, Attorney at Law
Lenz & Staehelin (Switzerland)

Discussion Leader

Nicola Boulton
Partner
Byrne and Partners (UK)

Wrap up this year’s edition with a panel of top experts from the world of civil fraud litigation and asset recovery making their personal predictions on trends, stories and events that will drive the headlines in 2019. Look behind the scenes and debate about what is going to happen.

2:15
Networking Luncheon
3:45
End of Conference