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Annual Compliance and Fraud Conference 2022
November 22, 2022, GRAND HOTEL BUCHAREST, BUCHAREST

Annual Compliance Fraud Conference 

Tuesday, 22 November 2022 - Hybrid Edition

Noerr invites you to join the 3rd edition of our Annual Compliance & Fraud Conference Romania, organised in partnership with Corporate Intelligence Agency.

This year’s edition will shed light on new fraud schemes arising in the aftermath of the Covid19 pandemic, as well as on ingenious new ways companies and individuals have been defrauded in the past year: ESG-related fraud schemes, cyber attacks and public procurement fraud.

In this year’s edition of the Annual Compliance & Fraud Conference we will also take a closer look at how public authorities can support the victims of occupational fraud and how fraud prevention strategies should change in light of the New Whistleblowing Law. A special focus will be granted to data breaches in the aftermath of a cyberattack and Know Your Partner guidelines.

Topics:

  • Annual overview on compliance & fraud trends, current challenges
  • Occupational fraud seen through the eyes of relevant public authorities
  • Fraud, Fraud Prevention & Whistleblowing
  • Cybersecurity & GDPR: Prevention and reaction in case of data breaches 
  • Fraud, Fraud Prevention & Whistleblowing
  • ESG Fraud and risk mitigation
  • Know Your Business Partner: Compliance and intelligence solutions for the private sector
  • Public Procurement Fraud: Tempering With Public Tender Offers
     

The discussions will be in Romanian language, with simultaneous translation available online through Zoom. 

Participation is free, with prior confirmation from the organizer.

This event is dedicated to companies interested in learning more about our services. We reserve the right to reject or exclude participants for important reason.

NOTE: The conference will take place in Bucharest and will be broadcasted live on Zoom. 

Event Organizer: Noerr

Noerr stands for excellence and an entrepreneurial approach. With highly experienced teams of strong characters, Noerr devises and implements solutions for the most complex and sophisticated legal challenges. United by a set of shared values, the firm’s 500+ professionals are driven by one goal: our client’s success. As one of the leading European law firms, Noerr is also internationally renowned with offices in ten countries and a global network of top-ranked “best friends” law firms.

Event Partner: Corporate Intelligence Agency

Corporate Intelligence Agency is one of the top leading business and competitive intelligence companies in Romania, providing its partners with integrated services dedicated to securing the business, reducing risks or eliminating vulnerabilities that may occur. Whether it's valuable information, different types of fraud, managing risks and current or occasional threats, regardless of our partner's profile, the company will try to offer integrated Business and Corporate Intelligence solutions, actively contributing to the successful achievement of the client's goals.

With clients activating in various industries (banking, insurance, investment funds, law firms, retail, private healthcare, pharma etc.) the company delivers added value to the decision making process, offering the necessary awareness in order to implement required steps. 

Registration conditions: The program and the speakers are subject to change. Should the conference be cancelled due to force majeure, unavailability of the conference venue, speakers being prevented or for other good cause, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the conference. 

Data protection and sharing of contact details

The Conference Organizer will collect and store your personal datafor the preparation and execution of the conference as well as to inform you about future projects related to your sector and line of work. Your contact data will only be passed on to partners directly involved in the conference organization process as partners for follow-up purposes. If you have any questions about our privacy policy and the processing of your e-mail and related personal data, do not hesitate to write us at sales@govnet.ro


 

Program
09:00 - 09:30
Participants Registration
  • Welcome Networking Coffee

 

09:30 - 09:45
Introduction & annual overview on compliance & fraud trends, current challenges

  • Alexandru Ene-Dragan, Partner, Head of Compliance & Litigation, Romania, Noerr
  • Gabriel Zgunea, CEO, Corporate Intelligence Agency, Romania

     
This introductory session will focus on fraud trends experienced in the past year, as well as on specific fraud schemes envisaged for the future, in light of recent changes in the current business dynamics

 

09:45 - 10:15
Occupational fraud seen through the eyes of relevant public authorities

  • Alexandru Popescu, Chief Commissioner, Head of the Financial Investigation Coordination Service within the IGPR, Directorate of Economic Crime Investigation
  • Marius Voineag, Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Criminal investigation and forensic section within the Prosecutor's Office of the High Court of Cassation and Justice
  • Alexandru Ene-Dragan, Partner, Head of Compliance & Litigation, Romania, Noerr
  • Oana Piticaș, White Collar Crime Practice Coordinator Romania, Noerr

     
    In this session, we will talk to representatives of the criminal investigation bodies to determine what companies should do if they are victims of occupational fraud. The session will also tackle relevant topics such as the criminal liability of companies for crimes committed by their employees and the best way to approach an occupational fraud case

 

10:15 - 11:00
Cybersecurity & GDPR: Prevention and reaction in case of data breaches

  • Ionut Vacarescu, Cyber Security Specialist, Corporate Intelligence Agency, Romania
  • Alexandru Dan, Digital Business Practice Coordinator Romania, Noerr
  • George Balaiti, Director, Control Directorate within the National Supervisory Authority for the Processing of Personal Data

     
    This session focuses on potential data breaches occurring in the aftermath of a cyber attack, as well as on how to improve cybersecurity in private companies
 

11:00 - 11:30
Fraud, Fraud Prevention & Whistleblowing

  • Mihaela Racles, Legal Compliance Director | General Counsel, Profi
  • Oana Piticaș, White Collar Crime Practice Coordinator, Romania, Noerr
  • Gabriel Zgunea, CEO, Corporate Intelligence Agency, Romania
  • Alexandra Padurariu, Head of Legal Affairs & Compliance, Samsung Electronics 

     

In this session, the participants will analyse the New Whistleblowing Bill and its effects on fraud prevention and deterrence – what is the connection between whistleblowing reports and occupational fraud and what challenges will private companies face in light of the New Whistleblowing Bill are some of the very interesting topics that will be addressed in this session.

 

11:30 - 12:00
Session Networking Break

  • Networking Coffee Break

 

12:00 - 12:30
ESG Fraud and risk mitigation

  • Anamaria Ramona Rusu, Deputy Director, Anti-fraud and Control Division, CEC Bank
  • Oana Piticas, White Collar Crime Practice Coordinator, Romania, Noerr
  • Alexandru Ene-Dragan, Partner, Head of Compliance & Litigation, Romania, Noerr
  • Dragoş Petre, CFO Morphosis Capital
  • Paul Herinean, General Manager, IceU Training Group, Romania
  • Dan Rusu, Senior Partner, Corporate Intelligence Agency

     
In this session, we will talk about the importance of ESG metrics and focus on ESGrelated fraud schemes: What can we expect to see in the future and how can we prevent such schemes before they start?

 

12:30 - 13:00
Know Your Business Partner: Compliance and intelligence solutions for the private sector

  • Alexandru Ene-Dragan, Partner, Head of Compliance & Litigation, Romania, Noerr
  •  Gabriel Zgunea, CEO, Corporate Intelligence Agency, Romania

     
In this session, the participants will focus on the importance of proper due diligence for existing or new business partners, while presenting innovative solutions aimed at protecting a company’s reputation, assets and compliance system

 

13:00 - 13:30
Public procurement fraud: Tampering with public tender bids

  • Alexandra Padurariu, Head of Legal Affairs & Compliance, Samsung Electronics 
  • Raluca Botea, Public Law Practice Coordinator Romania, Noerr
  • Gabriel Zgunea, CEO, Corporate Intelligence Agency, Romania

     
In this session, the participants will focus on fraud schemes encountered in public tender procedures, while providing useful advice on how to deal with misleading public tender bids and what intelligence solutions can make the difference

 

13:30 - 14:30
Business Networking Lunch

  • Networking Lunch and meetings 
Speakers
Alexandru Ene-Dragan
Partner, Head of Compliance & Litigation, Noerr

Alexandru Ene-Dragan has extensive experience in process management and strategic mandate execution, especially in civil law, commercial law, labor law and real estate law disputes, as well as in insolvency procedures and white collar crime. He coordinates also the compliance practice, having experience in implementing and developing compliance programs, planning and structuring internal investigations, as well as providing prevention programs and trainings

Oana Piticaş
White Collar Crime Practice Coordinator, Noerr

Oana Piticaş has extensive experience in criminal law, business crimes, criminal liability and criminal defence strategy, especially with foreign and local companies, but also in real estate and contract law. She specializes in legal assistance and representation of local or foreign companies in all stages of a criminal investigation, internal and fraud investigations, compliance and dawn raid.

Gabriel Zgunea
CEO, Corporate Intelligence Agency

Gabriel Zgunea has a vast experience in the field of private intelligence, having successfully coordinated numerous investigations and due diligences in Romania and CEE, for multinational companies in all industries.

Marius Voineag
Deputy Chief Prosecutor

Marius Voineag is the Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Criminal investigation and forensic section within the Prosecutor's Office of the High Court of Cassation and Justice.

Ionut Vacarescu
Cyber Security Specialist at Corporate Intelligence Agency

Ionut Vacarescu is Cyber Security Specialist at Corporate Intelligence Agency. Mostly self-taught & occasionally trained with under pressure projects, among the very few who understand one needs to be anti mainstream in order to stay ahead of the game.

Anamaria Ramona RUSU
Deputy Director, Anti-fraud and Control Division, CEC Bank

Over 17 years of experience in fraud risk management, internal control and audit, Ramona started her career in the bank, in the commercial area, carrying out her activity on control and anti-fraud audit areas, with coordination attributions.    She is currently Deputy Director of the Anti-Fraud and Control Department at CEC Bank SA and Vice-President of the Anti-Fraud Commission within the Romanian Association of Banks

Graduate of the Law Faculty Alexandru Ioan Cuza from Iasi, and of the Romanian Banking Institute, but also of the two Masters,  in Criminal Sciences at Titu Maiorescu University  and Public Integrity and Anti-corruption Policies at the National School of Political Sciences, Bucharest, holding certifications in the field of CFE fraud, as well as in compliance, accredited trainer, and an MBA program in progress -  INDE Romanian - French MBA in the Economic Development of Enterprises, organized by ASE's Bucharest Business School and the National Institute for Economic Development (INDE), in partnership with the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM) in Paris.

Mihaela Racles
Legal Compliance Director, Profi Rom Food

Mihaela Racles is the Legal Compliance Director in Romania for Profi Rom Food. Mihaela started her career at BCR in 2005, where she stayed until she moved to Raiffeisen Leasing Romania in 2008. She returned to BCR in 2009 and stayed with the company for another two years. Later on, Racles spent two and a half years at Alpha Leasing Romania and five years at Lidl. She moved to Nobel in 2019, where she served as the Head of Legal. Racles obtained her first and second master’s degrees at the Nicolae Titulescu University of Bucharest in 2008 and 2009, respectively, and her third master’s degree at the University of Bucharest in 2009.

Raluca Botea
Public Law Practice Coordinator, Romania, Noerr

Raluca Botea has extensive expertise in dealing with various stages of awarding public procurement and concession agreements. Raluca also assists clients from various industries in representations in cases involving contractual and tort liabilities, unfair competition, in fiscal and contentious cases for annulment of certain documents issued by public authorities and acts for them in arbitration proceedings.

Alexandru Dan
Digital Business Practice Coordinator Romania, Noerr

Alexandru Dan specializes in digital business, IT, data and intellectual property law. He advises major companies in various industries ranging from software development and providers of IT services to automotive, media and pharma. He focuses on the legal aspects of software, apps, IT services and e-commerce, copyright, trademarks and GDPR.

Alexandra Padurariu
Head of Legal Affairs & Compliance at Samsung Electronics

Alexandra Padurariu is the Head of Legal Affairs & Compliance at Samsung Electronics Romania. 

Dragos Petre
Partner and CFO Morphosis Capital

Dragos has over 15 years of experience in Finance and Board positions in Romania, Netherlands, Germany and Spain in multinationals such as Procter & Gamble, TNT and Beam Suntory. Before joining Morphosis, Dragos was Finance Director for Beam Suntory in Frankfurt and Madrid, with responsibility over more than 25 countries in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, including two Joint Ventures in Russia and South Africa where he was Non-Executive Board director while also supervising the local Finance teams. In this role, he gained extensive experience in commercial finance, financial management, M&A, strategy and business development, as well as partnering with the business and driving growth in challenging environments. Before Beam Suntory, Dragos was Global FP&A Manager for TNT Express in Amsterdam, where he provided relevant reporting and analysis to the CEO, CFO and the Board. During that time, he participated in the integration of various acquisitions (Slovenia, China and two in Brazil) into the TNT systems and processes. Dragos has started his career with Procter and Gamble in Romania as a Financial Analyst.

Paul Herinean
General Manager, IceU Training Group

Paul Herinean worked between 2010 and 2015 as a Specialist Instructing Officer, coordinator of scientific papers in Humint, Relationship Techniques and Simulated Behavior Detection Techniques at the National Academy of Intelligence "Mihai Viteazul" (ANI) - S.R.I. and is a certified Trainer in Simulated Behavior Detection.

Between 2000 and 2009 he worked as an Operational Officer within the Romanian Intelligence Service. From 2009 to 2010 he worked as a Specialist Officer in the Personnel Recruitment Department within ANI. In the period 2012-2014 he coordinated a scientific research project carried out under the auspices of S.R.I. and the National Institute for Intelligence Studies, which aimed to conceptualize and operationalize practical tools for developing skills and competencies to detect simulated behavior in the area of ​​Intelligence - Humint. 

Starting with 2012, he offers consultancy to multinational companies in Romania, in his area of ​​expertise.

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Venue
Grand Hotel Bucharest
BUCHAREST
Phone:+40 21 3102020
The 2022 edition of the Annual Compliance & Fraud Conference will take place at the Grand Hotel Bucharest.
Offering spectacular views over downtown Bucharest, the 5-star Grand Hotel Bucharest (formerly InterContinental Bucharest) is located in University Square, right next to the National Theater and within walking distance of the Old Town.
With state-of-the-art facilities and Grand Hotel Bucharest Meetings & Conferences standards, this property is the perfect venue for conferences, receptions, private dinners or social events.
Participation for this EVENT is free based on pre-registration and prior confirmation from the organizer.

You can participate in the event in person or online on the Zoom platform. Please register according to your participation preference. 

Event Organizer: Noerr

Event Partner: Corporate Intelligence Agency

This event is dedicated to companies interested in learning more about our services. We reserve the right to refuse participation for companies offering similar services to our law firm or partner company.

The conference will take place in Bucharest and will be broadcasted live on Zoom. 

The ONLINE session will be broadcast on the ZOOM platform starting with 09:30, and the access code will be sent individually on November 21, 2022.

Data protection and sharing of contact details

The Conference Organizer will collect and store your personal datafor the preparation and execution of the conference as well as to inform you about future projects related to your sector and line of work. Your contact data will only be passed on to partners directly involved in the conference organization process as partners for follow-up purposes. If you have any questions about our privacy policy and the processing of your e-mail and related personal data, do not hesitate to write us at sales@govnet.ro

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