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Financial Crime 201

1 Public CPD Point
Practice Area: Crime
Training Level: General

 

 

Introduction

 

With the assistance of some of the translatable features of the UK system, this seminar will review financial crime investigations and the issues which frequently arise such as; privilege, interviewing of suspects and witnesses, divergence of interests between a corporate suspect and individual employees. We will review strategies to prevent the trial of a defendant, including the content of pre-trial statements of a suspect (at interview or upon charge) and representationsto the prosecuting decision makerprior to charge.We will discuss pre-trial strategies; multi-defendant cases and how to approach them, deploying of legal argument to limit the scope of the case, and preparing to meet the prosecution case and advance the defence case. We will review effective trial strategy, using examples from closed UK financial crime cases for offences of insider dealing, conspiracy to corrupt and fraud charges. Finally we will consider an overview of global investigations and consider the potential impact on Singapore of recent trends such as self-reporting and deferred prosecution agreements.

 

Programme

 

4.00 pm           Registration & Tea
4.30 pm           Lecture by Ms Alison Pople QC, Cloth Fair Chambers
5.30 pm           Moderated Q&A, Moderator: Mr Hamidul Haq, Partner, Rajah & Tann
6.00 pm           End of Session

 

Speaker

 

 

Ms Alison Pople QC
Cloth Fair Chambers

 

Alison was called to the Bar in 1993 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2015. She has been in independent practice for over 20 years and is a member of Cloth Fair Chambers, a bespoke set of chambers in London. She is a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Special Advocates, appointed to act on behalf of individuals in closed proceedings in the UK, where a party is excluded from the proceedings on the grounds of national security. In 2016 the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice appointed her as one of two barrister members of the UK Criminal Procedure Rule Committee. Alison Pople is widely acknowledged as a leading criminal advocate with a particular specialism in financial crime and corporate crime. Extremely highly regarded, she is routinely instructed in high profile, serious and complex criminal investigations and proceedings for both individual and corporate clients. Her expertise embraces the interface between the commercial world and criminal investigations including issues of corporate fraud and false accounting, insider dealing, criminal cartels, tax fraud, domestic and international corruption, corporate regulatory issues and money laundering.

 

Alison is an advocate with extensive skills and expertise in both jury and non-jury proceedings. A significant part of Alison’s practice is advisory, on self-reporting issues and on strategy from the commencement of criminal investigations by the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, Competition and Markets Authority and other regulatory bodies in the UK. She frequently advises clients within and outside the UK on issues and investigations with global reach. She also has extensive general crime experience and regulatory and professional discipline experience. She has successfully defended some of the largest and most high profile UK criminal cases in the last 15 years including Operation Condor, Operation Holbein and the Jubilee Line Extension case.

 

Moderator

 

 

Mr Hamidul Haq
Partner, Rajah & Tann

 

Hamidul Haq leads the white collar crime department in Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. He has had an extensive experience in the Commercial Affairs Department and the Attorney-General’s Chambers and latterly in business crime defence. He also gives advice to corporate and individual clients in securities law as well as anti-money laundering matters. Haq was previously a Deputy Senior State Counsel/Deputy Public Prosecutor of the Criminal Justice Division, Attorney-General's Chambers. He recently authored the book Financial Crimes in Singapore and sits as Deputy Chairman of the SGX Disciplinary Board.

 

 

For enquiries, please call Tel: +65 6332 4388 or email to les@sal.org.sg.

Cheque payments, please email to les@sal.org.sg with the following details below.

 

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CPD Point: 1

Venue: Supreme Court Auditorium, Basement 2, Supreme Court Building, 1 Supreme Court Lane, Singapore 178879

Event Date: 9 March 2017 (4.00pm - 6.00pm)

PRICE (inclusive of GST)

$171.20

1 Public CPD Point
Practice Area: Crime
Training Level: General

 

 

Introduction

 

With the assistance of some of the translatable features of the UK system, this seminar will review financial crime investigations and the issues which frequently arise such as; privilege, interviewing of suspects and witnesses, divergence of interests between a corporate suspect and individual employees. We will review strategies to prevent the trial of a defendant, including the content of pre-trial statements of a suspect (at interview or upon charge) and representationsto the prosecuting decision makerprior to charge.We will discuss pre-trial strategies; multi-defendant cases and how to approach them, deploying of legal argument to limit the scope of the case, and preparing to meet the prosecution case and advance the defence case. We will review effective trial strategy, using examples from closed UK financial crime cases for offences of insider dealing, conspiracy to corrupt and fraud charges. Finally we will consider an overview of global investigations and consider the potential impact on Singapore of recent trends such as self-reporting and deferred prosecution agreements.

 

Programme

 

4.00 pm           Registration & Tea
4.30 pm           Lecture by Ms Alison Pople QC, Cloth Fair Chambers
5.30 pm           Moderated Q&A, Moderator: Mr Hamidul Haq, Partner, Rajah & Tann
6.00 pm           End of Session

 

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