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Welcome2 Following the success of last year’s Corporate Governance & Risk Forum, Legal Week is delighted to announce that the forum will return this year, taking place on Thursday 18 October 2012. Chaired by Peter Giblin, an academic at Cass Business School, the forum will unite in-house compliance and risk officers and ‘C-Level’ representatives to raise awareness of the changing face of corporate governance and risk across industry sectors. The perception of poor corporate governance can hugely impact public opinion. Pattern based strategies aim to improve the ability to foresee the unexpected which, in turn, can improve risk management going forward. Corporate governance shapes all aspects of how companies interact within the society that they are a part of and companies with comprehensive corporate governance structures can have a significant competitive advantage over their competitors. The forum will provide a unique opportunity to network with your peers; learn from thought leaders in the industry to provide you with new ideas and strategies for the decade ahead. Our packed programme will comprise of a mixture of panel debates, smaller focused discussions and workshops that will equip you with practical tips and advice that will have a direct impact on your everyday role. There has never been a more important time to address these issues, and we urge you to attend the Legal Week Corporate Governance & Risk Forum 2012, where you will come away with fresh ideas to complement your corporate governance strategy. I look forward to welcoming you in October. Rhiannon Van Ross Conference producer, Legal Week Who should attend? • General counsel • Head of compliance • Head of risk • Head of corporate governance • Company secretary • In-house lawyer N.B. ONLY IN-HOUSE LAWYERS AND RISK, GOVERNANCE & COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONALS MAY ATTEND THIS EVENT AT THE ADVERTISED DELEGATE RATE. How to book To reserve your place at the Legal Week Corporate Governance & Risk Forum 2012, book online at www.corporategovernanceandrisk-forum.com, call Namrita Modgill on +44 (0)20 7004 7473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Speakers 3ChairmanPeter Giblin, academic, Cass Business SchoolSpeakers include:Kevin Athow, head of legal affairs and compliance, BSH Home AppliancesDominic Bacon, former general counsel & group head of compliance, WorldSpreads GroupDavid Bermingham, former employee, Greenwich NatWest and member of the ‘NatWest Three’Desmond Browne QC, barrister, 5RBSusan Crichton, general counsel, Post OfficeDave Curran, CEO and chief legal officer, Risk Readiness CorpJeremy Evans, JECCS Commercial Consultancy ServicesAnne Fletcher, compliance director, Royal Mail GroupJoanne Hindle, head of legal and compliance, AXA Assistance UK and IrelandPeter Kurer, former chairman, UBSRichard Leblanc, associate professor, Law, Governance & Ethics, York UniversityIain Linney, global capital markets regulatory specialist, formerly executive director at WestLBAlexander Moon, general counsel, RSA GroupPaul Moxey, head of corporate governance and risk management, ACCA GlobalAlex Novarese, editor-in-chief, Legal WeekPeter Ries, academic, Berlin School of Economics and LawFiona Stark, general counsel, EONVirginia Strelen, team leader (North America, Ireland and Israel), VistraDianne Thomas, vice president international compliance, NBC UniversalStuart Weinstein, associate head, University of Hertfordshire School of LawCharles Wild, head of law school, University of Hertfordshire www.corporategovernanceandrisk-forum.com
Programme Thursday 18 October 20124 09.00 Chair’s welcome Peter Giblin, academic, Cass Business School 09.05 Panel discussion: A look at the Eurozone crisis from a practical compliance angle 09.45 What does ‘culture’ mean for a business? We are delighted to be joined by Desmond Browne QC, a leading silk in all areas of media law. He has been involved in many of the most important cases affecting the media over the past three decades, including the Leveson enquiry. Join us in this interview-style session, where we will look at management’s responsibility and why ‘culture’ is so necessary in today’s working environment. Why didn’t anybody say anything? Desmond Browne QC, head of chambers, 5RB Alex Novarese, editor-in-chief, Legal Week 10.20 A businessman’s guide to extradition Drawing on his personal experience as one of the NatWest Three, as well as recent case studies of other British businessmen, David will identify the dangers posed by the UK’s extradition laws, and also the means by which overseas enforcement agencies may seek to assert jurisdiction over UK conduct. David Bermingham, former employee, Greenwich NatWest and member of the ‘NatWest Three’ 10.55 Coffee and networking 11.15 Interactive focus group A) Benchmarking your governance It is becoming standard practice in business to run different scenario models in order to prepare for extraordinary situations. With this knowledge businesses are able to mitigate risks and ensure they are prepared. Is there a way of testing your corporate governance without a crisis? This workshop will address the tactics and pitfalls for implementing and evaluating compliance policies in multi- jurisdictional organisations. Susan Crichton, general counsel, Post Office Dianne Thomas, vice president international compliance at NBC Universal B) Avoiding a G4S situation: How to manage outsourced risk The recent media furore over shortages of security staff for the London Olympics has led to much attention being focussed on the supplier, G4S. As businesses continue to drive down costs by extending their non-core business outsourcing strategy, it is clear that compliance and risk strategies have to consider external as well as internal stakeholders. This focus group will identify what lessons can be drawn from the G4S situation. Jeremy Evans, JECCS Commercial Consultancy Services Paul Moxey, head of corporate governance and risk management, ACCA Global C) Board effectiveness Each of us work with Boards which operate in many different ways. Increasingly we are asked to assess their effectiveness, but are there any tools or models which work across different types of Board with different scales of business which they support? This workshop will explore common themes for Board effectiveness assessment with a focus on examples of what is, or isn’t working well for us. Joanne Hindle, head of legal and compliance, AXA Assistance Fiona Stark, general counsel, EON 12.15 Interactive focus groups A) The shareholder spring and executive remuneration The “shareholder spring” has taken its toll on a range of UK companies, with the chief executives of Aviva, AstraZeneca and Trinity Mirror and stepping down within a week of each other in the face of shareholder revolt. This session will address what is the risk of having someone overly compensated? Peter Kurer, former chairman, UBS www.corporategovernanceandrisk-forum.com
Programme Thursday 18 October 2012 5 B) Head of compliance by default? Creating a compliance framework A look at in house vs. compliance teams. This focus group will discuss where you draw the line and how do you manage the tension between the two? Anne Fletcher, compliance director, Royal Mail C) Information management: mitigating the risk of data leakage Companies are gaining competitive advantage by leveraging information technology for their benefit. This session will assess how data risk can fall into different risk profiles and identify the need to actively oversee such risks.13.15 Networking and lunch14.15 Focus group briefing This session will allow the speakers of each focus group to summarise the outcome of their sessions to the entire delegation.14.45 Panel discussion: Global compliance – the impact of operating internationally For companies operating internationally, cultural, linguistic and legal distinctions can give rise to a number of issues that could threaten to undermine the effective operation of proper governance programmes. The panel discussion will take the views of influential internationals who will discuss the strategies needed when working cross-border. Moderator: Stuart Weinstein, associate head, University of Hertfordshire School of Law Alexander Moon, general counsel, RSA Group Peter Ries, academic, Berlin School of Economics and Law Virginia Strelen, team leader, North America, Ireland and Israel team, Vistra Armanda Tirado, general counsel and chief compliance office, Utiba Americas15.45 Coffee break16.00 Keynote address: Recruiting, developing and assessing the best directors Boards are under increasing pressure to match director qualifications with company requirements and strategy, and ensure diversity of background and skill sets. What are emerging developments and best practices, and what is the role of company secretaries, general counsel and nominating/ governance committees? Richard Leblanc, associate professor, law, governance & ethics, York University16.35 Panel debate: Being prepared for the unthinkable Risk awareness needs to be instilled within the company’s leadership and culture, and systems should be in place to cover the worst case scenario. With contagion and emerging ‘unknown unknowns’ what is the worst possible corporate governance or risk breach a company could be subject to? Are you covered? This expert panel will explore the failures of multinationals such as BP and Nestlé and offer ways of ensuring your company has a strong ‘corporate culture’, with effective communication throughout. Moderator: Charles Wild, head of law school, University of Hertfordshire Kevin Athow, head of legal affairs and compliance, BSH Home Appliances Dominic Bacon, former managing director - legal and compliance, WorldSpreads Group Dave Curran, CEO and chief legal officer, Risk Readiness Corp Iain Linney, global capital markets regulatory specialist, formerly executive director at WestLB Paul Moxey, head of corporate governance and risk management, ACCA Global17.20 Chairman’s closing comments Peter Giblin, academic, Cass Business School17.35 Drinks reception www.corporategovernanceandrisk-forum.com
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