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White Collar Crime and Corporate Fraud 2021
March 11, 2021, E-CONFERINTA PLATFORMA ZOOM,

The third annual edition of the Romanian White Collar Crime & Corporate Fraud Conference features presentations on how to identify, detect and manage risks related to fraudulent activities in companies. 

This traditional event will address anti-bribery and anti-money laundering systems and controls and will provide a regulatory and enforcement update on legislation in Romania. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from anti-bribery and anti-money laundering experts, the Ministry of Justice and the Romanian National Office for Prevention and Control of Money Laundering.

Implementing procedures to help companies comply with bribery and tax evasion legislation is a necessary task in 2021, that can ensure efficient control for monitoring and mitigating the risk of fraud. 

Our conference will address the latest challenges, threats and developments in fraud prevention and white collar crime to help companies minimize exposure to risk and build effective processes and controls to identify and manage new type of risks in an advanced technological environment. 

This event is addressed to the executive management with a focus on corporate governance and compliance areas.

There is no cost to attend this event but registration is required.

 

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Program
10:00 - 10:05
OPENING AND KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INTRODUCTION
  • Host: Adrian Ion, Publisher and General Manager, GovNET Romania

 

10:05 - 11:00
FIRST SESSION
KEY PRIORITIES FOR ANTI-CORRUPTION AND AML IN ROMANIA
  • Efforts to Implement Anti-Money Laundering Legislation in Romania - authorities view 
  • Impact of Directive 1937/2019
  • Procedures and controls to comply with bribery and tax evasion legislation 
  •  The Cyberfraud threat - updates to current situation 
  • Risk assesment in drafting internal integrity policies 

 

11:00 - 12:00
SECOND SESSION

CRIMINAL LIABILITY OF ORGANISATIONS 

  • Top Anti-Bribery Compliance Challenges and How Companies are Addressing Them
  • Guidelines for BoD members and managers: main obligations from a compliance perspective
  • The connection between management duties and the organisation’s compliance system
  • Case practice on internal compliance systems: what Romanian Courts of Law look for
  • Management liability for occupational fraud
  • Type of crimes/administrative offenses from which corporate liability may arise
  • Consequences of the adoption of a compliance “model” and effects on corporate liability for crimes committed by the company’s representatives

12:00 - 13:00
THIRD SESSION
PRACTICAL COMPLIANCE INSIGHTS FROM THE FRONTLINES
  • The Role of Controlling in Risk Management
  • Prosecution of individuals for white collar fraud in Romania - Practical challenges
  • Monitoring: Key aspects for the use of a forensic auditor or body to control/supervise the role of the compliance officer in internal investigations
  • Corporate Whistleblowing Mechanisms: Effectiveness & Conflicts of Interest
  • Best Practices for Third Party Due Diligence
  • Benefits of Forensic Data Analytics

 

13:00 - 13:30
CLOSING REMARKS AND FINAL Q&A SESSION
  • Final Q&A session
Speakers
Anton Rog
Head of National Cyberint Center (CNC) within the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI)

Mr. Anton ROG is the Head of National Cyberint Center (CNC) within the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI). CNC is responsible for conducting 24/7 activities to discover, characterize and proactively counter cyber threats against systems and networks critical to Romania national security. Anton has held various technical development positions including software and systems design. He has also served as a Deputy Director within SRI IT&C central department. He is active with the academic community as associated professor at DRESMARA Brasov. 

Anton graduated from the University of Bucharest in 1998 with a B.S. in information technology, and he received a Postgraduate degree in program and project management in 2011 from DRESMARA. He was awarded Knight of the Order Manhood and Faith in 2014 and Knight of the Order of Military Virtue in 2005 by two Presidents of Romania.

Gabriel CRISTIAN
Prosecutor DIICOT, Service for Combating Economic and Financial Crime

Gabriel CRISTIAN graduated The National Institute of Magistracy and currently holds the prosecutor position within "DIICOT – Central Structure – Service for prevention and fight against financial and economic crimes", being specialised in investigating tax fraud, money laundering and capital market related crimes.

Gabriel Albu
Founder at Albu Legal Law Office

Gabriel Albu has a solid and diverse experience related to the corporate field, assisting and representing a large number of companies - multinational and local - and also individuals within them, in complex criminal proceedings, under national jurisdiction and also with international elements. 

Since 2005 Gabriel has begun the practice of criminal business law / white collar crime. Starting with 2008, in an independent environment, Gabriel has dedicated himself to this field of activity, being one of the pioneers of this field of professional practice in Romania - white collar crime, practiced at the professional level of sophistication to which it is understood today.

Over the years, Gabriel Albu has been involved in a large number of high-level criminal cases in Romania. He managed complex cases, at the highest level of representation, involving mainly accusations of tax evasion and fraud against the financial interests of the European Union, accusations of corruption, financial fraud, work related crimes, capital market and public procurement fraud. 

The most recent success achieved by Gabriel Albu was the case publicly known as "Rompetrol II", where his team managed to obtain the dismissal of the criminal charges and release of significant assets from under freezing orders.

Roxana Hurducaș
Head of Marketing&Communication SPIA România
Roxana Hurducaș has built and currently runs the marketing and communication department of SPIA, the leader of the Romanian new generation of private investigators. 
Auditor and marketing&communication adviser, Roxana is experienced in coordinating marketing departments, brand management and communication campaigns, in crisis communication, managing the relationship with the press and key opinion leaders, organizing events and internal communication. 
For more than 10 years, until 2020, Roxana has been the Marketing&PR Manager of FAN Courier. 
She joined SPIA, Secret Private Investigations Agency, in 2020 and guided the company to a courageous, transparent and committed approach. Awareness of the fraudulent phenomenon’s existence, the related risks as well as of the existing solutions, is the first step in the fight against fraud and its devastating consequences on the business environment in Romania.
Mihai Mareș
Founding partner, Mareș & Mareș

Highly regarded by clients and peers as one of the brightest white collar crime attorneys in Romania, Mihai Mareș specializes exclusively on criminal defence for senior executives, entrepreneurs, major industrial groups, financial institutions and large international and domestic companies. His expertise covers a broad range of matters involving money laundering, fraud, bribery and other forms of corporate misconduct. 

With a Ph.D. in criminal procedure from the Romanian Academy’s Legal Institute, Mihai regularly publishes articles and studies on criminal law and criminal procedure and participates in international and national conferences related to these fields. His practice, experience and exposure to sophisticated cases make him an invaluable asset when collaborating with prominent international law firms and global alliances specialized in white collar crime.

Ludovic Kiss
Financial Director, Gedeon Richter Romania

Ludovic Kiss has a strong and diverse multicultural experience in the corporate field, developing expertise in several industrial areas such as textile manufacturing, food production, chemical industry, electrical wiring and pharma.

Starting his career in finance and accounting, over the years he was leading also operational structures like planning and logistics, IT but also internal audit structures. Apart of his various roles in different companies, he always focused on developing lean business structures.

Ludovic is currently CFO of Richter’s Group subsidiary in Romania, one of the widest Women’s Healthcare portfolio holder, worldwide

Andrei Croitoru
Managing Associate, act Botezatu Estrade Partners

Andrei Croitoru is Managing Associate at act Botezatu Estrade Partners and a member of the European Criminal Bar Association, the European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers Association, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Association for Preventing and Combating Fraud.

Andrei is specialized in White Collar Crime matters, advising and representing major domestic and international corporations in relation to corruption and organized crime, money laundering, tax evasion, fraud, work-related criminal offences, industrial and occupational accidents.

Andrei also regularly assists local and international companies in preparing and implementing compliance programs and response plans for preventing allegations of complicity at management, and generally for avoiding companies’ and management’s criminal liability.

Andrei Furdui
Head of Crime Prevention Department within the Ministry of Justice

Mr. Furdui heads the Crime Prevention Department of the Romanian Ministry of Justice, capacity in which he also manages the Technical Secretariat of the National Anticorruption Strategy and chairs the cooperation platforms organized in the framework of the Strategy, including the platform for cooperation with the business environment.

Cristian Zaharia
Manager in the Forensic & Integrity Services, Head of Forensic Technology & Discovery at EY Romania

Cristian Zaharia is a Manager in the Forensic & Integrity Services, Head of Forensic Technology & Discovery at EY Romania with a large experience in cybercrime investigations, incident response actions and forensics. Cristian worked as a Cybercrime Police officer for 5 years being the case investigator for many sensitive and serious cases. During the last 5 years Cristian has been involved in multiple engagements with different US & EMEA clients, providing consultancy for a variety of  cybersecurity services: incident handling, incident response, forensics and threat intelligence. In his journey Cristian led numerous SOC teams in their purpose to ensure a strong security posture for the clients.

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