Asset Recovery in Response to State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector – What is the Most Effective Model Available?

October 27, 2023 9:00am

Martin Kenney
Head of Firm
Martin Kenney & Co. (MKS) (British Virgin Islands)

Antonia Mottironi
Ardenter Law (Switzerland)

John Oxenham
Managing Partner
Primerio (South Africa)

Join us in this session as our experts discuss:

  • Enormous sums of value are misappropriated from the public purse every year.
  • Rule of law challenged jurisdictions are the most vulnerable to this pernicious activity.
  • The harm cascades in multi-faceted ways.
  • Access to basic public services and infrastructure – security, health care, education, transportation, environmental protection – are all seriously adversely affected.
  • Cross-border criminal proceedings are not working in response.
  • Paradoxically, the primary actors behind state capture and grand corruption place substantial sums of stolen value in stable, rule of law based jurisdictions behind walls of secrecy and legal structures.
  • Why is asset recovery not working as an effective response?
  • Can we develop a fresh approach to recovery?
  • This panel will seek to answer this rhetorical question in the affirmative.