London seminar: Whistleblowing and financial incentives – US practice and UK proposals

London | 12 December 2013

We are inviting you to a breakfast seminar on Thursday 12 December to discuss the current proposals; issues to consider in relation to treatment of whistleblowers from the employment and criminal law perspective; and learn how such provisions work in practice in the US from our New York investigations and litigation specialist, Scott Balber.
 
You will also have the opportunity to hear from Cathy James, Chief Executive of Public Concern at Work – the organisation which set up the Whistleblowing Commission – about the key findings from the Commission’s in-depth review of whistleblowing in the UK (to be published on 27 November).
 
The UK government, perhaps in a bid to generate more criminal investigations into corruption and other corporate wrongdoing, is looking at how to increase whistleblowing, including whether to offer financial incentives to whistleblowers in cases of fraud, bribery and corruption.

BIS, the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office are currently debating the issue, and are keen to explore bringing in the type provisions available in the US, where whistle-blowers can receive a share of financial penalties awarded against companies found to have committed offences.

Panellists:

  • Graham More (chair), consultant in the corporate crime and investigations practice in London, previously an assistant director at the UK Serious Fraud Office
  • Cathy James, Chief Executive of Public Concern at Work
  • Scott Balber, partner, US head of investigations and financial services litigation
  • Andrew Taggart, partner, UK head of employment practice, specialist in dealing with employment law aspects of regulatory investigations
  • Rod FletcherSusannah Cogman and Daniel Hudson, partners in our international corporate crime practice

Places at this event are limited and entry is by invitation only.
Please email us for further details.

Location: Herbert Smith Freehills London office
Date: Thursday, 12 December 2013 
Time: 9.00-10.00am 
With breakfast served from 8.30 am

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