Robert Jappie and Maya Paunrana represented the firm’s Crime and Regulatory Team at C5’s 11th Annual Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Conference in Geneva last week.
The conference is one of the most eagerly anticipated events for fraud practitioners across the globe, held every year at the prestigious Grand Hotel Kempinski.
This year’s conference was the largest yet and welcomed over 260 delegates from the field of fraud litigation, with attendees ranging from lawyers, to judges, to accountants and business investigators.
The two-day event included a number of presentations from a wide variety of speakers. Delegates were provided with a global perspective of the processes involved with asset-tracing and recovery against the context of fraud litigation.
One key issue which came up regularly amongst the European delegates was the potential impact that Brexit may have on the existing regulatory framework, and how the UK’s relationship with the EU is likely to evolve in terms of cross-border cooperation.
The conference also provided a wonderful opportunity to network with colleagues and peers, each sharing their unique experiences of operating within this field. Attendees were able to discuss the challenges and complexities that lawyers face, and also to offer solutions to overcome these issues.
In today’s climate, where these types of legal issues tend to be complex and transnational in nature, having connections within and a working knowledge of international legal systems is essential. The team found the event to be both informative and inspiring, and returned with an increased awareness of transnational fraud litigation and a number of new connections made with other practitioners in the field.
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