White Collar Crime and Corporate Fraud 2022

The 4th 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 2022, 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.


Access to the event will be allowed to the following categories of people:

• Vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus and for which 10 days have passed since the completion of the complete vaccination schedule.

• Persons between the 15th and 180th day after confirmation of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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. 

Participation fee return policy:

- if the request for cancellation is made up to 45 calendar days before the event, the amount paid will be returned in full;

- if the request for cancellation is made up to 30 calendar days before the event, 70% of the amount paid is returned;

- if the request for cancellation is made up to 15 calendar days before the event, 50% of the amount paid is returned;

- if the request for cancellation is made less than 7 days before the event, the amount paid will not be returned.

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08:30 - 09:00
  • Participants registration and Welcome Networking Coffee


09:00 - 10:00


  • Andrei Furdui - Head of Crime Prevention Department, Ministry of Justice
Topic: The most recent anti-crime policies enacted in Romania and the business environment
  •  Constantin Ilie Aprodu - Vice-President with attributions of President of the National Office for Prevention and Control of Money Laundering, the Romanian Financial Intelligence Unit
Topic: Updates on Preventing and Combating Money Laundering
  • Sorin Tănase - Deputy Director of Crime Prevention Department, Ministry of Justice
Topic: The European Union’s Sixth Anti-Money Laundering Directive - implementation in Romania

10:00 - 11:30


  • Oana Piticas - White Collar Crime Practice Coordinator, Noerr
Topic: The impact of the Whistleblowing Law on Corporate Fraud - updates and challenges
  • Gabriel Zgunea - CEO, Corporate Intelligence Agency
Topic: The effect of the Whistleblowing Law on the phenomenon of corporate fraud
  • Geert Vermeulen - CEO, Ethics & Compliance Management & Consulting and CEO, The Integrity Coordinator
Topic: Whistleblowing at the European level
  • Maria Boboc - Area Manager, Whistlelink
Topic: The benefits of organizations to implement a whistleblowing channel
  • Octavian Marian - Senior Associate, bpv Grigorescu Stefanica
Topic: Walking on thin ice - Tax Evasion. Tax Abuse. Tax Optimisation. Differences and similarities
  • Nathan Brooks - International Computer Hacking & Intellectual Property Attorney, US Department of Justice
Topic: Piracy in the Digital Age: Evolving Cyber Threats

11:30 - 12:00
  • Networking Coffee Break


12:00 - 13:30


  • Marius Voineag - Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Criminal investigation and forensic section, High Court of Cassation and Justice
Topic: Money Laundering: - National Risk Assesment
  • Gabriel Albu - Managing Partner, Albu-Legal
Topic: Behind the Scenes: Practice Tips for Investigating and Defending WCC Cases
  • Mihai Mares - Managing Partner, Mares & Mares
Topic: Specific aspects regarding the criminal prosecution of the natural person for economic and financial crimes
  • Mihai Bucheru - Forensic Deputy Director, Deloitte Romania
Topic: Fraud Investigation. Practical Examples
  • Monica Berindean - Head of Compliance, Banca Transilvania
Topic: Measures to know the clientele - from theory to banking practice
  • Mihaela Racles- Legal Compliance Director, Profi Rom Food
Topic: Are you measuring the right things? Choosing and using KPIs that matter in a CMS (Compliance Management System) Program
13:30 - 14:30
  • Networking Lunch and Individual Meetings
Constantin Ilie Aprodu
Vice-President with attributions of President of the National Office for Prevention and Control of Money Laundering

Mr. Constantin Ilie Aprodu leads the Romanian Financial Intelligence Unit, the authority that coordinates the assessment of money laundering risks and combating terrorist financing at the national level. With over 10 years of experience in the field of Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism, being in a management position at O.N.P.C.S.B., he has an extensive professional experience gained as Member of the Interministerial Committee on Finance, Guarantees and Insurance (CIFGA) at EximBank and as Secretary General in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Mr. Constantin Ilie Aprodu is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Economic Studies in Bucharest, Faculty of Law and teaches Business Criminal Law.

Marius Voineag
Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Criminal investigation and forensic section - The Prosecutor

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

Nathan Brooks
International Computer Hacking & Intellectual Property (ICHIP) Attorney, United States Department of Justice

Nathan Brooks, DOJ’s International Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property (ICHIP) Attorney in Bucharest, is on detail from his permanent position as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) for the District of the Virgin Islands.  He served as that District’s Senior Litigation Counsel, focusing on white—collar crimes, corruption, and computer crimes. Prior to becoming an AUSA, Mr. Brooks was a Trial Attorney at the Department of Justice in the Tax Division where he was twice named a DOJ “Outstanding Attorney” and was selected to instruct other federal prosecutors at DOJ’s National Advocacy Center.  Mr. Brooks was formerly an editorial board member of The Federal Lawyer magazine, and he has previously taught criminal justice courses at a number of domestic and international institutions.  


Oana Piticas
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.

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.

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.

Octavian Marian
Senior Associate, bpv Grigorescu Stefanica

Octavian is an experienced associate lawyer and is part of the dispute resolution team at bpv Grigorescu Stefanica. Octavian’s expertise includes assisting and representing international and domestic clients in complex litigation and pre-litigation proceedings arising out of tax and administrative matters, the performance or termination of various types of commercial agreements, challenges against the decisions of public authorities and complex claims or debt recovery and insolvency procedures.

His expertise also covers assisting and representing major international and domestic companies in complex commercial and white-collar criminal litigation.

Geert Vermeulen
CEO Ethics & Compliance Management & Consulting and CEO of The Integrity Coordinator

The mission of Geert Vermeulen is to help organizations conduct business in an ethical and compliant way. Geert is specialized in establishing and improving ethics and compliance programs in general and anti-corruption and whistleblowing programs in specific. In 2016 he founded ECMC. ECMC provides compliance training, consulting services and interim ethics & compliance management. Previously Geert has been the Chief Compliance Officer of two multinational companies. 

Geert regularly speaks and writes on ethics and compliance, see He has been the President of the Dutch Compliance Officers Association, where he founded the expert group on Financial Economic Crime. He is a member of the expert group on Culture and Behavior of the association and a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Law Compliance Minor at The Hague University. When he was granted the National Compliance Award in 2020, he was labelled ‘the compliance guru’; the jury called him a figurehead and role model for the compliance community.

In 2020 Geert launched his new company called ‘The Integrity Coordinator’ ( This company is an independent, external coordinator of whistleblowing or speak up procedures.

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.

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.

Maria Boboc
Area Manager, Whistlelink

Maria has been based in Spain for over a decade and represents Whistlelink in Iberia, Romania and Bulgaria, developing strategic partnerships with law firms and helping companies implement a compliant, safe and user-friendly whistleblowing solution. She has over 15 years’ experience in developing partnerships across borders and supporting clients and businesses in several industries. Whistlelink is an ISO 27001 certified Swedish tech company, offering organisations a safe technology in compliance with the Whistleblowing Directive to help them improve social responsibility and remove hurdles from reporting of wrongdoing.

Sorin Tanase
Deputy Head of the Department of Crime Prevention, Ministry of Justice

Mr. Tanase is acting as the deputy head of the Department of Crime Prevention, Ministry of Justice, working in the department for 16 years. In this capacity, he is representing the Ministry in several committees of the Council of Europe dedicated to the prevention of money laundering,  financing of terrorism and anticorruption.

In the last couple of years, he was involved in the discussion of several EU instruments, such as:

- Directive (EU) 2019/713 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on combating fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/413/JHA,

- Directive (EU) 2018/1673 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2018 on combating money laundering by criminal law, the so called the 6th EU AML Directive.


Monica Berindean
ead of Compliance at Banca Transilvania

Monica Berindean is the Head of Compliance at Banca Transilvania, the largest bank and financial group in Romania. Before joining Compliance Department four years ago, she worked for more than thirteen years for the Legal Department of the bank, where she gained experience as an expert in the application of legislation specific to consumer protection, acquisitions & mergers and legal advice for granting high value loans.

Prior Banca Transilvania she worked as legal advisor at an important insurance company.  She has a legal background. She also has several certification obtained from the Romania Banking Institute and from Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments(CISI).

Mihai Bucheru
Forensic Deputy Director, Deloitte Romania

Mihai is a Deputy Director within the Financial Advisory practice of Deloitte Romania experienced in fraud investigation, eDiscovery, digital forensics and anti-bribery and anti-corruption. He also leads the Forensic Technology practice in Romania and Central Europe. His extensive experience covers various industries such as power and utilities, financial and non-financial institutions, insurance and manufacturing, addressing both criminal and civil crime. He was part of multiple investigations, including as a leader of the project, both in Romania and abroad and also multiple e-Discovery and computer forensics investigations fighting against regulatory and anti-trust breaches, internal fraud, intellectual property theft and financial fraud. Mihai is also a Certified Fraud Examiner with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Dorin Rânceanu
Head of the cybercrime service within the National Cyberint Center - SRI

Dorin Rânceanu  is the Head of the cybercrime service within the National Cyberint Center of the Romanian Intelligence Service SRI. The service acts to identify, prevent and counter vulnerabilities, risks and threats to cyber security in Romania generated by cybercrime groups.

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The 2022 edition of the White Collar Crime and Corporate Fraud conference  will be organized at the Radisson BLU Hotel in Bucharest.
Event Registration
Registration: Conference  participation fee is 59 € + VAT/ person.

* 15% Early Bird Discount for Registration and payment by February 15.

The fee includes the participation in the conference sessions,  coffee breaks and lunch, as well as the conference proceedings documents. 
All registration fees mentioned above exclude 19% Romanian VAT.
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