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.
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.
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OPENING AND KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INTRODUCTION
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KEY PRIORITIES FOR ANTI-CORRUPTION AND AML IN ROMANIA
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CRIMINAL LIABILITY OF ORGANISATIONS
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PRACTICAL COMPLIANCE INSIGHTS FROM THE FRONTLINES
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CLOSING REMARKS AND FINAL Q&A SESSION
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
The White Collar Crime team at act Botezatu Estrade Partners benefits from the cumulated experience of a strong team of specialized lawyers, some of which are members of the European Criminal Bar Association, the European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
The firm has been successfully handling criminal cases of corruption offences, money laundering, tax evasion and fraud, cybercrimes, management liability and gas and electricity fraudulent consumption.
act Botezatu Estrade Partners also developed the unique mobile application WhiteCollar App, a tool on how to act during police search and investigation proceedings. The app is available for download on AppStore and Google Play.
Just recently, in collaboration with SPIA Romania, act Botezatu Estrade Partners developed InvestigACT - an integrated product consisting of specific investigative activities performed under on-spot legal guidance.
Albu Legal is the new boutique law office, specialized in white collar crime, criminal and administrative prevention, internal and anti-fraud investigations, human rights protection procedures, defense of the crime victims’ rights, as well as in any related litigation and non-contentious issues.
Albu Legal’s competencies focus in particular on the assistance provided to clients such as international investment funds, industrial equipment suppliers, oil companies, national, regional and global, international infrastructure and construction companies, global pharmaceutical companies, public service companies, international consulting companies, multinational and local companies from food industry, regional communications companies, regional real estate investment companies, European and international financial and banking groups, local and regional IT companies, but also to individuals in business executive positions. Our team is comprised of attorneys cumulating over 40 years of professional experience, assisted over 1,000 satisfied clients and accounts for more than 1 billion euros saved.
Due to our exposure to high-level clientele and sophisticated and many times cross-border matters, we gained significant experience in various types of international cooperation and litigation procedures.
Leader of the Romanian new generation of private investigators, SPIA has a vast experience in private investigations and surveillance, both preventively, by immediately identifying the risk factors, as well as offensively, by effective intervention and dismantling of the identified illegal groups.
More than 80 team members, employees and collaborators from all over the country, with a high degree of specialisation and certification in terms of intelligence investigations and operational supervision, serve multinational companies in various fields, such as insurance, energy, agriculture, real estate and investment.
Its professionalism, total discretion, integrity and trust had SPIA perceived as a reliable partner that offers unmatched quality, according to the external marketing &perception audit conducted in the first half of 2020.
bpv Grigorescu Ștefănică is a business law firm with a full-service offering for complex projects and litigation and a unique combination of legal and tax advisory capabilities. Founded in 2006 the firm is known internationally for its focus on the technology sector and its practice in areas such as Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation, Employment & Benefits, Procurement, Concessions & PPPs, Medical services, Energy and Infrastructure.
Our firm’s partner, Daniel Stefanica, is a member of ICC Fraudnet and the first-ever Romanian member of the network. Founded in 2004 by the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), FraudNet operates under the auspices of the ICC’s London-based Commercial Crime Services unit and is an international network of independent lawyers who are the leading civil asset recovery specialists in each country.
bpv Grigorescu Ștefănică team is mentioned continuously among the recommended law firms by the most prominent international legal publications such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR1000, ITR World Tax. Also Chambers Global recognizes ICC FraudNet as the world’s leading asset recovery legal network.
bpv Grigorescu Ștefănică is a founding member of bpv Legal, an alliance of independent business law firms with offices in Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Prague and Vienna, offering cross-border legal advisory services.”
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.
Mareș & Mareș is a leading Romanian law firm specialized in white-collar crime, with a secondary focus on civil litigation. The firm provides cutting edge services to a diverse client portfolio, including multinational and local companies, senior management, high-profile politicians, entrepreneurs, both in Romania and abroad.
The firm covers all areas of criminal law connected with anti-bribery and corruption, money laundering, bankruptcy, embezzlement, tax fraud, organized crime groups and investigations, as well as the subsequent related areas of civil litigation and asset recovery. Established in 2006, Mareș & Mareș has evolved constantly, becoming a market leader in the field of white collar crime and having formed a new generation of talented lawyers in this area.
Mareș & Mareș is also an active member of several leading associations: The ROXIN Alliance (member of the World Bank’s Global Forum for Law, Justice and Development), The American Bar Association, The European Criminal Bar Association, The International Bar Association, Global Criminal Law Counsel (GCLC).
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