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Dirty money can be green: the link between environmental crime and money laundering

Description

This seminar forms part of the 2022 Financial Crime Prevention CPD Webinar Series which provides topical updates to compliance professionals, delivered by industry-expert guest speakers, that reflect the dynamic financial services landscape within which compliance professionals operate. This series comprise 10 x monthly webinars of 60 minutes, inclusive of a 15-minute Q&A, covering a wide range of topics. 

Book the full series of ten webinars at a discounted price of £425 or book a selection of webinars at £55 per webinar.

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Content

  • What constitutes environmental crime in the UK and its scale and impact

  • Greenwashing and the FCA’s approach to addressing it

  • The findings and recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force on environmental crime and money laundering

  • The basics of anti-money laundering law in the UK

  • Potential input from other GT lawyers on recent developments in their jurisdictions

 

Speaker

Jo Rickards

Of Counsel at Greenberg Traurig LLP

Jo Rickards 

Jo Rickards is Co-Chair of the White Collar Defense & Special Investigations Practice and Chair of the London office’s White Collar Crime & Investigations Group where she represents a wide range of companies and individuals. Jo is recognised as a leading individual in her practice area advising clients in investigations involving allegations of corruption, cartels, tax and investment fraud and contentious financial services. She has advised directors and companies in the UK and internationally for over 20 years. She represents companies and individuals investigated by the SFO, FCA, CMA and HMRC and those who are subject to mutual legal assistance requests from criminal authorities abroad.

Jo's corporate representations range from advising a U.S. parent whose subsidiary agreed to a civil recovery order with the SFO, conducting an independent review for a UK casino chain, advising an online gambling platform in respect of a money laundering investigation and advising a sovereign wealth fund involved in a high profile sanctions matter. She has advised numerous companies on corruption, money laundering and fraud issues. She has acted for individuals in relation to investigations into Unaoil, Patisserie Valerie, Quindell, Rolls Royce, and a multinational tobacco company. She also has deep experience with insider dealing prosecutions and market abuse investigations. She was involved in the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the British press and the Manchester Arena Inquest/Inquiry.

Jo has been recognised by The Legal 500 UK 2019 as Individual of the Year for Crime, Fraud and Licensing, as well as being recognised in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom for her work in Criminal Practice and Fraud, the 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal: Business Crime, and in GIR's 2018 special on Women in Investigations, recognising 100 outstanding female lawyers in the field. She also won the White Collar Crime European Women in Business Law award in 2014, and has been ranked twice in The Lawyer's Hot 100, in 2003 and 2013.

She is ranked in Band 1 for Financial Crime: Individuals and Band 2 for Financial Crime: Corporates by Chambers Guide UK 2019, and is recognised as a Leading Individual in both Risk Advisory and Fraud: White Collar Crime in the Legal 500 UK 2019 guide. According to clients, she is "the best there is; professional, dedicated and always willing to go the extra mile with pin sharp advice and support".

 

Matt Hancock

Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP

 

Matt Hancock is a member of the Litigation Practice in Greenberg Traurig's London Office. He is focused on contentious regulation with a particular concentration on clients’ interactions with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA). He has considerable experience defending individuals and corporates against regulatory Enforcement action and in helping regulated corporates and individuals pre-empt and manage other forms of regulatory scrutiny. He is also very experienced in the interaction between UK regulation and employment law, with a strong background in the UK Senior Managers and Certification Regime. Feedback in Legal 500 notes Matt as “an exceptional lawyer”, “incredibly diligent”, “as a charismatic and ebullient presence who provides superb client service and regularly wrong-foots regulators and opponents with his imaginative tactics and keen grasp of detail”.


 

Suitable for

This webinar is suitable for all compliance professionals as well as managers and Directors with responsibility for financial crime risk management.

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