MLROs.com Conference One 2022

Squire Patton Boggs, London | Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

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Event Details

MLROs.com are pleased to bring you the first of our regular industry-renowned conferences for 2022.  Our conferences are always a great value, full-day event, packed with major topical issues and expert speakers.

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 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 Wednesday, 22nd of June 2022.

Tickets & Bookings

Tickets for Conference One are available as a single admission cost of £50 for the full conference.

Single Admission £50

                          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

The agenda will be updated as soon as we have new information

09:00 – 09:30

Registration & Coffee

Time to register and get comfortable with a cup of tea or coffee and a bite to eat and prepare for a busy mornings content and a chance to catch up face to face with colleagues you may not have seen for some time.

09:30 – 09:45

Introduction Section

A quick welcome to MLROs.com Conference One 2022 from our CEO and an update on the latest forum news and developments.

David Pelled

CEO, MLROs.com

09:45 – 10:00

Session One – Squire Patton Boggs

The FCA has 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.

Chris Webber

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

 

10:00 – 10:45

Session TWO – 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

Lee Robins

Senior Enforcement Service Manager, Intelligence & Enforcement Service, Companies House

10:45 – 11:15

 

Session Three – Panel Q&A

The speakers will be available for an in-depth Q&A session on the topics and any other matters of interest from the audience

11:15 – 12:30

Lunch & Drinks

A delicious lunch and drinks have been kindly supplied by our hosts Squire Patton Boggs, we hope you enjoy it.

12:30

Event Ends

09:00 – 09:30

Registration & Coffee

Time to register and get comfortable with a cup of tea or coffee and a bite to eat and prepare for a busy mornings content and a chance to catch up face to face with colleagues you may not have seen for some time.

09:30 – 09:45

CEO’s Introduction

A quick welcome to MLROs.com Conference One 2022 from our CEO and an update on the latest forum news and developments.

David Pelled

CEO, MLROs.com

09:45 – 10:00

FCA secures first account forfeiture order – a briefing for MLROs

The FCA has 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.

Chris Webber

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

10:00 – 10:45

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

Lee Robins

Senior Enforcement Service Manager, Intelligence & Enforcement Service, Companies House

10:45 – 11:15

 

Panel Q&A

The speakers will be available for an in-depth Q&A session on the topics and any other matters of interest from the audience

11:15 – 12:30

Lunch & Drinks

A delicious lunch and drinks have been kindly supplied by our hosts Squire Patton Boggs, we hope you enjoy it.

12:30

Event Ends

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