Conference One 2018Paul Hastings, London | Wednesday 17th January 2018

Event Details are pleased to bring you the first of our regular industry renowned conferences for 2018. Our conferences are always a great value, full day event, packed with major topical issues and expert speakers.

Whilst the agenda for the day is still being finalised, we will be covering a wide range of highly topical subjects including; global compliance and investigations in high-risk sectors, how to set up and run a whistleblowing function, managing regulatory compliance. We will also be taking a look at what to do to survive a dawn raid in the UK and some key issues in cross-border investigations. We also plan to finish the day with an exciting keynote speaker who we know you won’t want to miss!

The delegate fee includes refreshments, lunch and a post event networking drinks reception, hosted by our friends at Paul Hastings. The conference will be held at their London offices which are located at 10 Bishops Square, London E1 6EG on Wednesday, 17th January 2018.

The various presentations will be provided to paying delegates electronically post-conference*.

The conference will provide delegates with the information to enhance the scope and depth of their knowledge across a broad range of subjects, as well as earn valuable CPD points.

Tickets & Bookings

Tickets for Conference One start at just £100.00 for all-day attendance. Check out our exclusive website price list below.

1st Release Admission soldout1
2nd Release Admission soldout1
3rd Release Admission soldout1
4th Release Admission £225
Half Day Admission (AM/ PM) £150


Register Here Conference One 2018 is proudly hosted by our friends at:


Platinum Sponsor: LexisNexis

Gold Sponsor: Lysis

Silver Sponsor: Andromeda

Silver Sponsor: Hooyu

Bronze Sponsor: Compliance Matters

Bronze Sponsor: Compliance Recruitment Solutions

Agenda & Speakers


08:30 – 09:00

Registration & Coffee

Delegate’s arrival / registration and a chance to grab a pre-event coffee and some nibbles before settling into the day’s busy schedule!


09:00 – 09:10

David Pelled,

CEO’s Introduction

A quick welcome to Conference One 2018 from our CEO and an update on the latest forum news and developments.



09:10 – 09:55

 Lindsay Beardsell
Group General Counsel, Ladbrokes Coral

Managing Regulatory Compliance –Before, During and After a Merger

Having joined the Ladbrokes Coral Group shortly after merger at the end of 2016, Lindsay Beardsell will talk about the approach to forming an effective legal and regulatory compliance structure at a time of changing regulation.

09:55 – 10:40

 Mark Dunn
Head of Entity Due Diligence and Monitoring, LexisNexis

Regtech: Navigating the jargon, the FCA sandbox and key initiatives

Background to regtech
Technical definitions and applied examples 
The FCA sandbox and progress to date 
Balancing regtech
Benefits and risks

10:40 – 11:00

 Morning Coffee

Selection of teas, coffees, cakes and fresh juice available.


11:00 – 11:50

Richard Ferris
EMEA Chief Counsel, Aon

Simon Airey
Partner, Paul Hastings 

Morgan Miller
Partner, Paul Hastings 

An increasingly common theme in investigations globally is a sharp focus on the role of management and the accountability of individuals.   More than ever before, prosecutors are scrutinising what management was aware of and what action they took – or didn’t take.   The extra-territorial effect of many criminal and regulatory laws means that management also need to be conscious of how a foreign regulator may put the company – and its employees – in their sights.   A recurring challenge is how management can partner effectively with Legal and Compliance while navigating the competing commercial priorities.   By reference to a range of hypothetical and real life experiences, Simon Airey and Morgan Miller will offer UK and US perspectives on how a company, and particularly management, should respond to investigations and a range of compliance challenges.

11:50 – 12:35

Jonathan Cox
former Global Head of Whistleblowing, Barclays

Whistleblowing- Navigating the Icebergs

A presentation designed to assist companies and organisations to anticipate the challenges they will face when they operate an effective whistleblowing programme.

Topics covered will include: –

Deciding on the programme’s name 
Understanding exactly who is and isn’t a whistleblower 
Managing and maintaining reporting hotlines 
Utilising third-party vendors 
The identity status of the reporter, and why it’s important 
Appreciating global differences in legislation, regulation and data privacy 
Recognising and handling malicious allegations 
Providing feedback to reporters 
The presentation will conclude with several case studies.

12:35 – 13:20

Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe

former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

Bernard Hogan-Howe led a large police force in the challenging area of Merseyside before assuming leadership of the largest force in the UK, the Metropolitan Police.  In the Inspectorate, he also oversaw the Police Service of Northern Ireland and was responsible for terrorism and organised crime throughout the country.

Against the background of this unique experience, he will share how a leader moves a culture forward to produce more efficiency, better results and a reduction in crime; he will offer his insights into the fight against terrorism over the last six years and the challenges for our immediate future; and he will talk about getting better results when a £3.6 billion budget is cut by £600 million.  Lord Hogan-Howe will also talk about what it is like to take over an organisation that is reeling from the 2011 riots, losing half its Management Board, suffering huge budget cuts and struggling with the need to plan for the 2012 Olympics – all this against a backdrop of constant accountability through the Home Secretary and Prime Minister, the Mayor of London, Parliament and of course the world’s press.

In a moderated key-note session, Lord Hogan-Howe will also take questions from the audience on topics of general interest.

13:20 – 14:20


Selection of sandwiches, drinks and snacks available.


14:20 – 15:05

David Hall
Chief Executive Officer, Ideas Centre Group

The world is changing at an ever increasing pace, but the decisions we make and the behaviours that we display are based on models of “reality” which are based on our understanding of the out-dated patterns from the past. We must find ways of challenging these patterns, to free up our thinking, to generate fresh and novel (i.e. creative) ideas that then feed innovation.

This session will demonstrate how creativity can remove the blockages that operate within everyone’s minds, to unleash the power of Breakthrough Thinking, to generate ideas that are both novel and useful. A culture of creativity can substantially differentiate a business, attracting and retaining the best staff whilst enhancing added value.


Attendees will leave with an understanding of:

The strategic benefit of adopting creative thinking within the culture of their business; 
The blockages that operate within the mind of all Individuals that effectively block creativity; 
Specific techniques to overcome those blockages; 
A practical and systematic approach to introduce creativity into the culture of their business

15:05 – 15:50

Ben Regnard-Weinrabe
Partner, Paul Hastings

Creative eKYC

“Traditional” eKYC providers have operated for some time by offering services that draw on sources such as credit reference and fraud prevention databases, and electoral roll information. However, their services come at a cost and often have limitations in jurisdictions where the availability of such databases is more limited. Firms, particularly in the booming world of fintech, are therefore looking to increasingly creative ways of carrying out eKYC, including by drawing on non-traditional sources such as social media, location and behavioural data. In this session Ben will explore the possibilities (and limitations) of these sources in the light of various regulatory guidance.

15:50 – 16:10

Afternoon Coffee

Selection of teas, coffees, cakes and fresh juice available.


16:10 – 17:00

 David Green CB, QC
Director of the Serious Fraud Office

‘Fireside Chat’

In this moderated session, David Green will respond to questions from an interviewer and from the audience about a wide range of issues such as key developments in the investigation and prosecution of economic crime, Deferred Prosecution Agreements, voluntary disclosure, what constitutes ‘full co-operation’, legal professional privilege, the future of the SFO – and lots of other difficult and topical subjects!

17:00 – 17:30

Panel Q&A

Our panellists will be available for the usual lively question and answer session dealing with the issues raised by the day’s discussions and anything else the audience can think of!

17:30 – 19:30

Evening Reception & Networking

A fantastic opportunity to decompress with a drink and some food; and network with your peers and the expert speakers of the day, hosted by Paul Hastings.