The FWN are extremely pleased to invite you to the first event of Autumn. This exciting evening will be our first event in the Midlands area and offers a different, dynamic and informative format to previous FWN evenings.
With the assistance of DLA Piper's award winning film "At What Cost?" the session will consider issues arising from the expansion in Asia of fictional company Epticom, where a cultural shift in the company sparks unfamiliar multi-jurisdictional regulatory and legal challenges, including fraud, bribery and insider dealing, for board members and senior staff. Click here to view a trailer of the film.
The film will be played in 3 fifteen minute parts and the audience will be invited to discuss what could have been done differently by Epticom's board. Experts from DLA Piper's Litigation & Regulatory team will facilitate the discussions on each table.
This dynamic, interactive, educational tool covering international themes of general interest has received a number of plaudits, including being named a bronze winner at the 34th Annual Telly Awards in the US, and excellent feedback from audiences around the world.
Laura Ford - Laura is a Senior Associate in DLA Piper's Corporate Crime & Investigations team. She has worked for international clients on a number of multi-jurisdictional investigations, involving the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Laura was a key member of the team which reached the first civil bribery and corruption settlement with the SFO. She has acted as the EMEA Regional Compliance Counsel for a Fortune 500 Company and regularly advises clients on anti-corruption compliance.
Amanda Rowley - Amanda is a Senior Associate specialising in commercial and financial litigation, mediation and dispute resolution at DLA Piper. She advises and represents clients in relation to a variety of claims (and potential claims) brought in the High Courts, County Courts and Appeal Courts including those relating to fraud, breach of contract, professional negligence, asset recovery, defamation and misrepresentation. She has experience of a number of forms of dispute resolution, including meditation and negotiation. She is also experienced in obtaining injunctive relief, including freezing orders, search and seize orders, document preservation orders, disclosure orders and Norwich Pharmacal orders.
18:00hrs to 18:30hrs - Registration
18:30hrs to 19:30hrs - Interactive session and panel discussion with Laura Ford and Amanda Rowely
19:30hrs to 20:30hrs - canape and drinks.
We look forward to seeing you there.