Investigations Focus 2023

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    Hosted by Ashurst's Global Investigations Group

    Following the success of our Investigations Focus series in 2022 and in response to your feedback, this year's series covers even greater ground: 17 speakers, over four weeks, combining legal and consultancy experts and guest speakers, and content focussed on investigations in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

    Legal and compliance teams globally continue to face the challenge of managing and responding to complex internal and external investigations. Over the past year, we have seen an uptick in investigations activity driven by familiar financial crime triggers (fraud, bribery, and money laundering) but also by emerging risks (economic sanctions, supply chain, and psychosocial risk).

    The series kicks off with an in-person event focussing on this year's hot topic – fraud - at our London office.

    This programme is eligible for 1.0 hour of CLE credit per webinar and NY/CA credit is pending approval.

    Investigations Focus Programme 2023

    15 November, 08:30-10:00 (GMT) | Spotlight on Fraud – practical actions to prepare for the new UK Failure to prevent fraud offence in-person event

    With the new failure to prevent fraud offence soon to be in effect actively managing fraud risk is high on the agenda of all applicable UK companies. Join our multi-disciplinary Ashurst team at this in-person event to ensure you are prepared and compliant. Our Risk Advisory and legal teams will cover key points on:

    • Failure to prevent fraud – what you need to know about the new criminal offence
    • Increased audit sensitivity to fraud and the interplay with the new criminal offence
    • Practical guidance on fraud reporting


    22 November, 10:00-11:00 (GMT) | How to avoid a sanctions investigation

    Learn from our team of global sanctions specialists how to navigate the current sanctions regimes including the UK, EU and US, to ensure compliance and to avoid investigations and enforcement. The session will focus on:

    • Systems and controls
    • Sanctions due diligence
    • Recent guidance law and policy makers
    • Horizon scanning


    29 November, 10:00 – 11:00 (GMT) | AI-Driven Investigations: A New Frontier

    Our expert panel of Ashurst and guest speakers will discuss the latest AI and technological developments in investigations, including:

    • An overview of the current landscape
    • Deployment of data analytics
    • The benefits and the risks of new technologies
    • The ways institutions are utilising technology in investigations
    • The new technology coming down the track


    06 December, 10:00 - 11:00 (GMT) | Global enforcement trends: round-up and horizon scan

    Our global panel of former prosecutors and regulators will discuss enforcement trends and developments over the past twelve months across the UK, US, Europe and Asia and share predictions for the coming year. The session will focus on:

    • Key takeaways from enforcement cases in 2023
    • Risk areas at the top of the enforcement agenda in 2024
    • What companies should be focusing on to mitigate legal and regulatory risks