Corporate Parity’s 3rd Annual Anti-Corruption & Compliance Summit saw highly rated speakers from across the globe working through new regulations on a path to reconcile new laws & practical steps to implement. At the forefront of this summit was ARIANNA LI SHENG, International Projects Production Manager – CORPORATE PARITY & CHAIRMAN PATRICK RAPPO – STEPTOE AND JOHNSON LLP combining their knowledge & connections to create a unique & practical summit.


HANNAH VON DADELSZEN, Head of Fraud – The Serious Fraud Office with ‘The Ever-changing Compliance Landscape, Global Overview’ giving an insight into moving forward with leadership.

THE RT HON SIR EDWARD GARNIER QC, Former UK Solicitor General, Chambers of Sir Edward Garnier QC – One Brick Court, SAM TATE, Associate Managing Director, Head of Anti-Corruption EMEA and Assistant General Counsel – Exiger & DANIEL SANDMANN, Attorney and Senior Compliance Officer – Munich brought attendees through the first panel discussion of the summit ‘Looking Back and Moving Forward: A Review on Major Investigations: British American Tobacco, Unaoil, FIFA, Petrobras and Upcoming Compliance Trends to Watch Out For’ which received great feedback for the topic covered & the level of participation from each speaker.

ROLF PERCY HERBERG, Business Assurance Manager Germany – RINA provided all attendees with an interesting presentation on ‘How ISO 37001 3rd Party Audits can Help You to Strengthen Your Compliance Programs’. This presentation received praise for the analysis of local legislation & cultures.

RENAUD JAUNE, Deputy Director – Agence Française Anticorruption & ISABELLE LANG PETITMENGIN, International Attorney specialized in governance, ethics and compliance, Former Criminal Judge and Former Deputy General Manager and Chief Compliance Officer – State Street France combined their knowledge of French Anti-Corruption Laws to deliver ‘Sapin II: The New French Anti-Corruption Law’. They detailed how the French Government is developing & discussed some new cases that have been brought forth due to these changes.

RENAUD JAUNE, Deputy Director – Agence Française Anticorruption, THE RT HON SIR EDWARD GARNIER QC, Former UK Solicitor General, Chambers of Sir Edward Garnier QC – One Brick Court, ISABELLE LANG PETITMENGIN, International Attorney specialized in governance, ethics and compliance, Former Criminal Judge and Former Deputy General Manager and Chief Compliance Office – State Street France & MELISSA GOMEZ NELSON, Partner – DENTONS U.S., LLP discussed ‘Ways to deal with Updates and Progress on international settlements including US, UK DPAs and French Sapin II Law’. This panel discussion was a great combination of different regions from across the globe which provided attendees with a variety of opinions.


RAUNO HOFFMANN, Head Integrity & Compliance, Policies – Novartis International AG, WASIEM VON HEYDEBRAND, Compliance Specialist – GAN INTEGRITY, DR. SEBASTIAN LOCHEN, Compliance Officer, Head of Awareness & Prevention – Thyssenkrupp AG & JOHN UPTON, Civil Aerospace Head of Ethics and Compliance – Rolls Royce all lead the roundtable discussion of ‘Innovative Steps to take in Risk Management and 3rd Party Management’. The discussion was sharp, with great interaction from all speakers. The audience was provided with the opportunity to discover how experts implement risk strategies.


DEAN SMITH, Founder – ASSURINGBUSINESS, SJAAK SCHOUTEREN, Partner European Cyber Team – JLT GROUP & TIM JANSSEN, SG Member ISO/ TC 307 SG Blockchain – ISO discussed the area that many people are concerned about with ‘GDPR Implementation in May 2018 and its Implication in Compliance Management’. The panel was moderated by DEAN SMITH who showcased his vast experience in this area.

IAN ROSS, Financial Crime Risk Specialist & Trainer – Detecta, TIM RAINS EMEA Regional Leader, Security & Compliance Business Acceleration – Amazon & GUILLERMO CHRISTENSEN, Partner and Former CIA intelligence Officer and Diplomat with the U.S. State Department – Brown Rudnick reviewed ‘Cyber Security and Internet of Things’ focusing on risk management & compliance. Moderated by Ian Ross, the panel was guided with a collection of experience in cyber security & risk management all highlight rated speakers from across the globe.

CECILIA MÜLLER TORBRAND, Program Director & Award Winning Compliance Officer – Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) discussed collective action against corruption with ‘Combating Corruption Together


IAN ROSS, Financial Crime Risk Specialist & Trainer – DETECTA & KALEY CROSSTHWAITE, Partner – BDO detailed one of the most interesting presentations with ‘Investigative interviewing of Corporate Fraudsters. ‘Overcoming Hurdles and Heuristics’ highlighting models relating to corruption cases.

Arguably one of the main highlights of the summit was CHAIRMAN PATRICK RAPPO – STEPTOE AND JOHNSON LLP & RENAUD JAUNE, Deputy Director – AGENCE FRANÇAISE ANTI CORRUPTION with ‘Enforcers & Lawyers Debate’ which saw panellists address the delegates main concerns in relating to changes in legislation & the potential impact on the corporate structure. The panel worked through new regulations with examples of reconciling new laws & practical steps to implementation.



BDO was the main sponsor of the summit providing Corporate Parity with not only a global sponsor but also with insights & expertise. BDO contributed both to the overall set up of the summit & content. KALEY CROSSTHWAITE, Partner – BDO shared a wealth of knowledge during the summit.

BDO UK provides tax, audit and assurance, advisory and business outsourcing services to companies across all sectors of the economy. We make the time and effort to understand our clients’ businesses and markets. Our partners and staff are specialists in their fields and have a proactive, flexible approach to helping clients overcome the challenges they face. We aim to be as innovative and entrepreneurial as our clients.


RINA is the excellence of excellence, a global corporation that leads industries to success. We work closely with customers, assisting them in the most effective, safe and sustainable way across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors.

GAN Integrity

GAN Integrity’s compliance management software transforms the way compliance programs operate by bringing critical compliance applications and data together into a single, fully integrated cloud-based platform. Since 2004, GAN has been helping companies around the world manage corporate risk and misconduct.

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