MLROs.com Conference One 2022

In-Person only – Squire Patton Boggs, London | Tuesday 20th of September 2022

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Event Details

MLROs.com are delighted to be able to bring you the first In-Person conference event since the start of the Covid Pandemic, with an action-packed full-day conference kindly hosted by Squire Patton Boggs at their fabulous new London Offices on Tuesday the 20th of September 2022.

We were determined to come back with a bang, and thanks to the support of the fantastic subject matter experts in the community we are able to bring you a fantastic agenda of relevant to the point content that will immediately enable you to improve your day-to-day activities and allow you to plan ahead effectively to navigate the rapidly changing landscape ahead.

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.
The delegate fee includes breakfast, refreshments, lunch, and a post-event networking drinks reception, hosted by our friends at Squire Patton Boggs.

 

The conference will be held at their London offices which are located at Premier Place 2 & A Half Devonshire Square London EC2M 4UJ on Tuesday, 20th of September 2022.

Tickets & Bookings

Tickets for Conference One start at just £149* for all-day attendance. Please note our pricing structure.

1st Release Admission
2nd Release Admission
3rd Release Admission
4th Release Admission £299*
Half Day Admission (AM/ PM) £199*

Register Here

Please email us at conference@mlros.com if  you require a PDF booking form

Hosting Partner

Squire Patton Boggs is a full-service global law firm. They provide insight at the point where law, business, and government meet, giving you a voice, supporting your ambitions and achieving successful outcomes. Their multidisciplinary team of over 1,500 lawyers in 46 offices across 21 countries provides unrivalled access to expertise and invaluable connections on the ground.

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

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CEO’s Introduction

A quick welcome to MLROs.com Conference One 2020 from our CEO and an update on the latest forum news and developments.

David Pelled,
CEO, MLROs.com

09:10 – 09:55

Sanctions – The current landscape and forward-looking view with practical ideas for best practice implementation

Neil will be giving us an up-to-date report on the latest sanctions landscape and changes as well as an informed view on what to expect going forward. As major players are evolving practices to circumvent existing regulations, what can you do to protect your business and keep ahead of the game

Speaker: Neil Whiley – Director of Sanctions – UK Finance

09:55 – 10:40

Companies House – Intelligence & Enforcement reflection and a forward look at what is to come

MLROs.com has been working with Companies House since 2017/18 and we have had sessions and involvement at every MLROs.com event since.


The journey from the start of the desire to change CH from its original old-style register service to a modern and effective service fit for purpose in the new world; has been a long and bumpy ride that has now been accelerated by the actions in Ukraine and other geopolitical events.


Lee will look at the topic of Legislative reform – Economic Crime Act (ROE) and Economic Crime Bill And will discuss the proposed new Companies House powers He will also give an update on PSC Discrepancy Reporting As always, Lee will also be available for an in depth question and answer session after the session

Speaker: Lee Robins
Senior Enforcement Service Manager, Intelligence & Enforcement Service, Companies House

10:40 – 11:00

 

 Morning Coffee

A break for some drinks and refreshments and a chance to network with your peers a selection of teas, coffees, cakes and fresh juice available.

11:00 – 11:45

The Wirecard scandal – The details, implications and lessons

Grahame – former head of European operations at ACAMS will walk us through what is considered to be the largest fraud in the history of Germany, we ask the question was it just fraud or were other forces and influencers involved? We will provide an in-depth review of the circumstances that led to its collapse and the political ramifications.
Wirecard, which offered electronic payment transaction services, risk management as well as physical and virtual cards, collapsed on June 25, owing creditors more than €3.5 billion, after disclosing a gaping hole in its books that its auditor EY said was the result of a sophisticated global fraud.
The former Wirecard CEO Markus Braun, the former Chief Financial Officer Burkhard Ley, and another Member of the Executive Board, the former head of accounting Stephan Freiherr von Erffa were arrested. Allegedly, they conspired to obtain about €3.2 billion in fraudulent loans. The former executives seem to have added fake assets to the corporate portfolio in order to attract more investments. It worked. Banks in Germany and Japan as well as many corporate investors granted billions to the seemingly prospective payment processor.
In 2020, KPMG’s auditing report failed to verify the genuine nature of Wirecard profits reported from 2016 to 2018.

 

Speaker: Grahame White – Head of Training and Business Development at Analysis International, Former Head of European Operations for ACAMS, Former Detective at the NTFIU New Scotland Yard

11:45 – 12:30

The Evolution of ‘Failing to Prevent’ Offences

An overview of the trend in corporate criminal legislation and regulation towards corporate criminal liability for offences of failing to prevent… Bribery and Corruption… Tax Evasion… What next – a catch-all offence failing to prevent Economic Crime??
This review will also take in wider concepts of corporate good behaviour involving whistleblowing and modern slavery being kept high on the corporate agenda by the ESG movement.

 

Speakers: Ben Ticehurst and Jonathan ChibafaSquire Patton Boggs

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

An hour’s lunch break for some sumptuous food and drinks and a chance to network with your peers. kindly supplied by our hosts at Squire Patton Boggs.

13:30 – 14:15

Asset Tracing and UBOs – Navigating Proxy Networks and Crypto Trademarks

Dylan Kennedy walks you through examples of alleged cryptocurrency scams and provides insights into the challenges of associating online crypto trademarks with real-life companies and navigating the Proxy structures of nominee directors and shell companies to identify their ultimate beneficial owners – with the aim of identifying tangible assets for recovery of stolen/defrauded funds through legal proceedings.

Speaker: Dylan Kennedy – Director of Analysis, Nodum Global

14:15 – 15:00

Panel Session – (APP) Push Payment Fraud – The link to AML and methodologies to use them to improve your AML systems

The Panel chaired by Nick Davey of the Payment Systems Regulator will examine the ever-growing problem of push payment fraud and look at how these offences may have data and information associated with them that could be used to improve your AML systems and responses

Speaker: Panel Chairman – Nick Davey – Payment Specialist at The Payment Systems Regulator

15:00 – 15:20

Afternoon Coffee

A break for some drinks and refreshments and a chance to network with your peers a selection of teas, coffees, cakes and fresh juice available.

15:20 – 16:05

The first Account Forfeiture Order (AFO) – The FCA’s first use of AfrO’s and their implications

The FCA in April 2022 secured an Account Forfeiture Order (AFO) against fintech start-up QPay. This is the first time the FCA has used the powers of Account Freezing Orders (AfrO’s) and AFO’s since they have been available to law enforcement agencies through amendments to POCA made by the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Until now these powers have been most commonly used by the NCA following on from a SAR. In discussing the QPay case Mark Steward, Executive Director of Enforcement and Market oversight at the FCA said, ‘Account forfeiture orders are an important means of intervening and capturing illegal money…’ This discussion will look at what AFrOs and AFOs are and why those working in the regulated sector need to be aware of them.

Speaker: Chris Webber – Partner – Squire Patton Boggs

16:05 – 16:50

Keynote Speaker: Mike Chambers

Mike is a recognised authority on automated payments and, as Chief Executive, led Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the UK’s biggest retail payment system, from 2004 until 2018. During which time he successfully steered the company through a record number of payment processing, technological, regulatory and innovative customer proposition ‘firsts’.

Under Mike’s direction, Bacs extended its product offering to include the ownership, management and market adoption of the Current Account Switch Service (CASS) and the Cash ISA Transfer Service.

16:50 – 17:30

Panel Q & A

A selection of the days speakers will be available for a short open Q&A session with questions from the floor.

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, kindly hosted by our friends at Squire Patton & Boggs.

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