Event

Corporate Crime & Regulation Summit 2021

13 October 2021
Dublin
8:45am - 1pm
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Speakers

Derville Rowland

Derville Rowland

Director General, Financial Conduct, Central Bank of Ireland
Derville Rowland was appointed Director General, Financial Conduct on 1st September 2017. She is responsible for overseeing consumer protection, securities and markets supervision, and enforcement. Prior to this appointment, Derville was Director of Enforcement, responsible for investigations and enforcement of issues across all regulated sectors. She joined the Central Bank in 2004 to set up the Administrative Sanctions Procedure and was appointed Head of Enforcement in 2010.
Pat Ryan

Pat Ryan

Detective Superintendent, Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau
Pat has been a member of An Garda Síochána for over 27 years. Since 2019, he is the Detective Superintendent responsible for overseeing operations at the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau. The Bureau is responsible for the investigation of all cyber dependent crime in Ireland. The Bureau also provides for top tier forensics for all digital media seized as part of national investigations. Prior to his current appointment, Pat was attached to the Garda ICT Division for 22 years. As Superintendent responsible for IT Operations & Security, Pat was responsible for the strategic and tactical planning, operation and deployment of all IT systems within An Garda Síochána. Over the years Pat has represented An Garda Síochána at various EU meetings, including Europol, Interpol, ENLETS, Eu-LISA and was responsible for the delivery of a number of Garda Organisational IT systems. Pat currently represents An Garda Síochána as a board member on the European Union Cybercrime Task Force (EUCTF) and is also a member of the Interpol Global Cybercrime Experts Group. Pat holds a Master’s Degree in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigations from University College Dublin.
Ian Drennan

Ian Drennan

Director of Corporate Enforcement
He has extensive experience of the conduct of statutory investigations, both civil and criminal, in plc, large private, SME, charity and not for profit environments. As a current NED of the Medical Council of Ireland and a former Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Auditing & Accounting Supervisory Authority, he also has extensive experience of the statutory regulation of professions. Mr. Drennan is a member of the Advisory Council on Economic Crime & Corruption and the Company Law Review Group, both of which are charged with providing advice to Ministers/Government. An accountant by profession, Mr. Drennan also holds a B.Sc. in Leadership & Governance from UCD, a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Governance from the Smurfit Business School and a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate & Regulatory Crime from the King’s Inns
Fiona Gallagher

Fiona Gallagher

Chief Executive Officer, Wells Fargo Bank International UC
Fiona Gallagher is CEO of Wells Fargo International Bank UC (WFBI), which is the only Wells Fargo bank entity outside of the US. Prior to this, Fiona was Deutsche Bank's Head of Securities Services and Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank Ireland, where she was responsible for the strategy and operations of the bank's Global Securities Services division, as well as the 650 person operations, data and technology site in Ireland. Fiona sits on several industry boards including Financial Services Ireland, the Foreign Bankers Association, and is on the Financial Services Steering Committee for the 30% Club. In January 2021, Fiona was appointed the first female Chair of the Federation of International Banks, which is part of the Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland.
Peter Roebben

Peter Roebben

Chief Executive, United Bulgarian Bank
Peter Roebben joined KBC Bank Ireland in April 2019 when he was appointed Chief Executive and a member of the Board of Directors of KBC Bank Ireland. He was recently nominated for the position of Chief Executive of United Bulgarian Bank (UBB) and country manager of Bulgaria for KBC Group with the mission to keep setting the pace for innovation in financial services by radically transforming the consumer experience. His role is to deliver the KBC promise to customers present and future, whilst creating a culture that embraces conducting a business in a transparent and responsible manner.
Danielle Fleming

Danielle Fleming

Legal Counsel, Regulatory and Litigation, TikTok
Danielle Fleming is legal counsel in TikTok’s EMEA litigation and regulatory team advising on cross-border investigations, including on regulatory engagement, and on a range of international disputes. She also provides strategic advice to the global business on advisory and product matters. Previously, she worked as a litigator in London (having trained and qualified at the magic circle firm, Freshfields), HongKong (on secondment to the Freshfields' office) and Dublin (at A&L Goodbody).
Mardie Hughes

Mardie Hughes

Head of Financial Crime Compliance, permanent tsb
Mardie Hughes has been working in the Financial Crime space for over 15 years and is currently the Head of Financial Crime Compliance with Permanent TSB. Prior to taking up this role in February 2020, Mardie held the same position with Paddy Power Betfair and before that was the Deputy MLRO and Head of Sanctions for Bank of Ireland Group. Mardie has also held first and second line AML Management roles with AIB Group.
Karen Coyle

Karen Coyle

Head of Energy, Environment and Health & Safety, AIB Group plc
Karen Coyle is Head of Sustainability and Health & Safety in Workplace Operations at AIB Group plc and is responsible for sustainability of their own operations. Under her leadership AIB has gained a place on the CDP Climate Change A list, one of top 106 companies in the world for climate change mitigation.
John Kealy

John Kealy

Legal Director, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company
John joined Coca- Cola HBC as Legal Director in August 2020. He joined from Smartbox where he held the position of Associate General Counsel, advising on their digital transformation and online growth strategy, as well as ensuring regulatory and privacy compliance across 11 European countries. Prior to that he spent six years as Legal Counsel for Tesco Ireland, advising on a range of issues.
Feidhlimidh Wrafter

Feidhlimidh Wrafter

Assistant General Counsel, Western Union
Feidhlimidh is currently responsible for running the Global Coordination Office in Western Union’s Legal, Compliance and Enterprise Risk Department, advising and assisting shared corporate functions with stakeholder coordination and implementation of projects which have global impact on regulatory relationships, governance and risk mechanisms, licensing governance and strategy.
Karis McLarty

Karis McLarty

Chief Compliance & Data Privacy Officer, Clear Channel
Karis is Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer of Clear Channel Outdoor, one of the worlds largest out of home media companies. An anti-corruption and human rights lawyer, now leading on sustainability and privacy as well, she previously set up the Compliance function at the worlds largest travel conglomerate, TUI AG. Karis specialises in cross-border forensic investigations, and cross-ESG cultural rejuvenation for international listed businesses (especially those going through digital transformation), helping embed leading ethical business practice as a core part of commercial strategy.
David Stuart

David Stuart

Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement, Partner, Cravath
David M. Stuart is a partner in Cravath’s Litigation Department and a former supervisory attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He represents and advises public and private companies, executives and board members in their most sensitive and complex civil, criminal and internal investigations and related securities and derivative litigation. Mr. Stuart has also conducted comprehensive reviews of corporate compliance programs and advised organizations on implementation of best practices in regulatory compliance.
Michael Ashe

Michael Ashe

SC, QC, Law Library of Ireland
Michael Ashe practises law in Dublin and London. As an advocate, Michael gives advice in business and finance law, particularly in commercial chancery, company law, contracts, financial services, partnership and tax. He is the Co-Chair of the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple, UK and former Recorder of the Crown Court, England and Wales. Michael has published legal articles and textbooks, particularly in the areas of insider dealing, financial services and anti-money laundering. He is co-writer with Paula Reid of 'Anti-Money Laundering: Compliance, Risks and Liabilities', published by Round Hall.
Karl Curran

Karl Curran

Head of M&A and Transaction Solutions Ireland, Aon
Karl has been with Aon for almost 15 years and in that time he has developed a number of differentiating products and led a number of EMEA wide D&O and Cyber initiatives to deliver value for clients. He has considerable expertise with the placement of large complex D&O programmes and advises several EMEA domiciled companies, foreign listed companies and financial institutions on their D&O exposures. Separately, Karl leads our M&A and Transaction Solutions team in Ireland and he has worked on a variety of transactions to date, managing a select group of Global and Pan-European Private Equity firms. Karl sits on Aon’s D&O and M&A Leadership teams for EMEA. He is an associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute and is a Licentiate of Institute of Banking where he currently holds the designation “Professional Banker”.
Sherry Perreault

Sherry Perreault

Head of Ethics and Lobbying Regulation, Standards in Public Office Commission
Sherry Perreault was appointed Ireland’s first Head of Lobbying Regulation by the Standards in Public Office Commission in May 2015. In September 2016, her role was expanded to include oversight of the Commission’s functions in ethics and political finance as well as lobbying. Prior to taking up her post, Sherry was a senior director with Canada's Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, and has worked in both public and private sector roles. She holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba, both in political science. She is currently pursuing a Diploma in Law from the Law Society of Ireland.
Joana Setzer

Joana Setzer

Assistant Professor, Grantham Institute and London School of Economics
Joana Setzer is an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her main areas of expertise are climate litigation and global environmental governance. She leads the Grantham Research Institute’s Climate Change Laws of the World project – the most comprehensive global resource on climate policy, legislation and litigation.
Andreas G.F. Hoepner

Andreas G.F. Hoepner

Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance at University College Dublin
Professor Andreas G. F. Hoepner, Ph.D., is a Financial Data Scientist and is Full Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School & the Lochlann Quinn School of Business of University College Dublin (UCD), and is a named supervisor for UCD’s SFI Centre for Research Training in Machine Learning. Prof. Hoepner is serving on the European Union’s Platform on Sustainable Finance (PSF) as one of five independent members with a focus on data availability and data quality.
Kenan Furlong

Kenan Furlong

A&L Goodbody
Kenan leads both ALG's White Collar Crime Group and our Corporate Reputation team. He advises on internal investigations, whistleblowing complaints, dawn raids, money laundering, bribery/corruption and export controls/sanctions issues. He also advises clients on managing their relationships with various regulators in Ireland and abroad. Kenan's corporate reputation practice involves advising on reputational issues, including crisis communications and defamation cases. He has particular expertise in internet-based defamation.
Dario Dagostino

Dario Dagostino

A&L Goodbody
Dario leads ALG's Investigations Practice and is Head of our Regulatory Investigations Group. He coordinates a combined team providing financial regulatory, governance and strategic advice to Boards and Executive teams on a range of regulatory reviews, compliance remediation and redress programmes and enforcement investigations. Dario has acted on a large range of Central Bank enforcement investigations and related complaints and litigation and has advised clients in financial services and other sectors on implementing, reviewing and enhancing compliance programmes.
Joe Kelly

Joe Kelly

A&L Goodbody
Joe Kelly is a White Collar/Regulatory and Litigation partner in A&L Goodbody. He has developed a strong litigation practice in the Commercial Court and co-leads the Fraud & White Collar Crime Group. Joe advises clients involved in regulatory investigations and/or prosecutions brought in the criminal courts. He is a lead adviser to financial institutions and automobile companies in relation to recent high profile investigations in Ireland. In addition, Joe co- heads A&L Goodbody's boutique Gaming and Betting practice.
Louise Byrne

Louise Byrne

A&L Goodbody
Louise is a partner in Disputes & Investigations Department. Her practice focuses on white collar and corporate crime matters. She has in-depth experience conducting and advising on complex, multi-jurisdictional investigations involving a wide range of Irish and foreign regulatory and enforcement authorities. She also advises on the design and implementation of anti-bribery and corruption policies, managing whistleblowing complaints and money laundering issues. Prior to joining the firm, Louise was a principal investigative lawyer at the UK's Serious Fraud Office.
Mark Devane

Mark Devane

A&L Goodbody
Mark is a partner in A&L Goodbody's Disputes and Investigations practice, focusing on all aspects of regulatory investigations. He has led ALG's response to the Central Bank SEAR proposals and has worked with clients in preparing for the new regime. Mark represents clients on regulatory issues and interactions with regulators, including the Central Bank of Ireland, European Central Bank, Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman and CCPC. Mark also represents financial institutions and other regulated entities in the financial services sector in litigation at all levels of the Irish courts.
Paula Reid

Paula Reid

A&L Goodbody
Paula Reid is partner of ALG's Knowledge Team. Paula delivers knowledge consultancy services to clients, as well as coordinating the annual Knowledge Seminar and publication of client briefings and publications. With over 20 years' experience in anti-money laundering and corporate law, Paula advises clients on their AML compliance obligations and is involved in delivery of AML compliance training programmes, including for boards of AML regulated entities. She writes and presents extensively on the topic of anti-money laundering and is also co-author with Michael Ashe of Anti-Money Laundering: Risks, Compliance and Governance (Roundhall).
Andrew Sheridan

Andrew Sheridan

A&L Goodbody
Andrew Sheridan is a partner in ALG's Commercial & Technology Group. He advises clients, including multinational technology companies in Ireland the US, on data privacy and security issues as well as engagement with regulators and law enforcement authorities around the world. He previously advised on the global response to one of the largest data breaches reported under GDPR following a major cyber attack.
Katie O'Connor

Katie O'Connor

A&L Goodbody
Katie O'Connor is a partner in the firm's Disputes & Investigations Group. Her practice focuses on advising clients on corporate criminal issues, bribery and corruption, investigations and managing relationships with regulators and law enforcement agencies in Ireland and abroad. Katie has particular expertise in advising clients on contentious mandates involving multiple claims by consumers.
Paul White

Paul White

A&L Goodbody
Paul is a specialist in corporate and commercial law including equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and corporate finance. He also regularly advises Boards on corporate governance and compliance issues. In addition to being a Partner in the Corporate practice.
Noeleen Meehan

Noeleen Meehan

A&L Goodbody
Noeleen is a partner in ALG's Employment Law Group. Noeleen advises a broad range of clients on contentious and non-contentious employment law issues, including the defence of complex employment litigation and the conduct of internal HR processes. She also regularly advises financial institutions on the intersection between employment law and regulatory matters, including fitness and probity issues, disciplinary investigations, whistleblowing investigations, regulatory remuneration and the impact of CRD IV and V remuneration requirements and the EBA remuneration guidelines on the payment of variable remuneration to identified staff.
 Chris Jessup

Chris Jessup

A&L Goodbody
Chris is a partner advising on all aspects of UK and EU financial services regulation, with a focus on UK-Ireland cross-border work. His clients include banks, investment firms and insurers, payment institutions, e-money issuers and payment systems. Chris's experience includes providing advice and bespoke training to firms on SMCR implementation and ongoing engagement with the UK regulators, as well as on broader governance issues. He also advises clients on the UK's Temporary Permissions Regime, perimeter guidance and structuring, Libor transition, and FinTech product development and roll-out.
Sinéad Lynch

Sinéad Lynch

A&L Goodbody
Sinéad Lynch is a Partner in the Corporate and M&A practice, specialising in Insurance & Reinsurance. Sinéad’s experience covers a wide range of aspects of (re)insurance law and regulation. These include the set up and authorisation of insurers, reinsurers and insurance intermediaries, ongoing regulation, provision of cross-border services. She also advises on the full spectrum of advisory and transactional matters. These include the sale/purchase/transfer of insurance companies/businesses, restructurings, domestic and cross-border portfolio transfers; outsourcing and distribution models and connected issues; as well as enforcement and investigation matters. Sinéad is a member of the Firm's Climate Action Group. Sinéad has advised on various ESG matters, and been involved in supporting clients with training and preparations in this space.
Ann Shiels

Ann Shiels

A&L Goodbody
Ann Shiels is a solicitor in ALG. Ann's current role is a knowledge lawyer supporting clients and lawyers in the Asset Management & Investment Funds team in applying current, and tracking new, law, regulation and policy in the Irish and European investment funds industry. Ann has a particular interest in sustainable finance and its impact on regulated financial service clients and holds a certificate in Sustainable Finance from the University of Cambridge's Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Duncan Inverarity

Duncan Inverarity

A&L Goodbody
Duncan is Head of ALG's Employment Law Group and has practiced exclusively in the area of employment law and industrial relations in multiple jurisdictions. Duncan advises public and private sector employers on both contentious and non-contentious matters. He advises board rooms across Ireland and abroad on strategic and complex employment and industrial relations matters. Duncan also specialises in crisis management for clients and has advised on some of the most high profile corporate issues in Ireland.
Eugenée Mulhern

Eugenée Mulhern

A&L Goodbody
Eugenée Mulhern is a Senior Adviser in ALG's Corporate, Transaction and Advisory Group. She has previously worked in corporate finance in Ireland's leading stockbroker, advising many of Irelands' public companies on equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism and governance.
Nicholas Cole

Nicholas Cole

A&L Goodbody
Nicholas is a partner in ALG's Disputes & Investigations Group. He is a highly experienced commercial litigator and acts for clients in a broad range of civil, commercial, reputational, white collar criminal and corporate crisis matters. His clients include state bodies, global technology companies and other large corporates, private equity funds, international media groups and insurers. He is also a skilled advocate and has appeared before the Irish Courts at all levels of jurisdiction, statutory tribunals and commissions, and domestic and international arbitral panels.
Magdalena Wojnowska

Magdalena Wojnowska

A&L Goodbody
Magdalena Wojnowska is a Senior Operations and Project Manager in the firm's Data Projects Group. She has over 10 years of experience in managing and coordinating large scale regulatory investigations, multi-faceted commercial litigation cases, discovery projects, and data subject access requests.
Kerill O'Shaughnessy

Kerill O'Shaughnessy

A&L Goodbody
Kerill O'Shaughnessy is a partner in ALG's Asset Management & Investment Funds Group. He acts for a range of funds, promoters and service providers and has extensive experience in advising on the establishment, authorisation and operation of all types of Irish investment funds. In particular, Kerill has expertise in advising on UCITS funds, including alternative and structured UCITS, real estate, private equity, hedge and debt alternative funds. He has advised lenders and borrowers on a number of fund financing transactions and has also advised on a range of fund re-domiciliation and cross-border merger transactions within the UCITS, RIAIF and QIAIF regimes.
Danielle O'Riordan

Danielle O'Riordan

A&L Goodbody
Danielle is a solicitor in ALG's Disputes and Investigations Group focussing on financial regulation and regulatory disputes and investigations. Danielle represents clients in all aspects of engagement with regulators such as the Central Bank of Ireland, European Central Bank and Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman. Danielle's experience has included significant involvement in the Central Bank's investigations into tracker mortgages as well as advising on enforcement proceedings into issues such as anti-money laundering and prudential requirements. Danielle also has experience advising on litigation arising out of regulatory investigations and providing advice on a range of non-contentious financial regulation matters.
Eoghan Kenny

Eoghan Kenny

A&L Goodbody
Eoghan Kenny is the Head of our Data Projects Group and is responsible for managing a multi disciplinary team of 27 dedicated eDiscovery and legal technology professionals. Eoghan is a solicitor with over 10 years' experience advising clients' on all aspsects of evidence: preservation, idenetification, processing, filtering, review and production in civil disputes and investigations. Eoghan has a particular expertise in mandates across all of Ireland's main regulators including the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, the Central Bank of Ireland, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement, and the Criminal Assets Bureau.
Kate Harnett

Kate Harnett

A&L Goodbody
Kate is an associate in A&L Goodbody's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, where she specialises in white collar crime. Kate has particular expertise in international sanctions and export controls. Her practice also consists of a wide range of corporate crime matters such as corruption and anti-bribery, corporate fraud and anti-money laundering. Kate advises regularly on crisis management and regulatory investigations. Kate is an experienced advocate having spent years working in criminal defence which included trial work, advising clients in custody and defence of regulatory proceedings. She also worked as a prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin

A&L Goodbody
Christopher Martin is a Senior Associate in ALG with over 10 years' experience working in both the public and private sectors, advising on legal and regulatory issues, including experience in the Central Bank.
Eva Morris

Eva Morris

A&L Goodbody
Eva is an associate in ALG's Litigation & Dispute Resolution department. She is experienced in all aspects of complex commercial litigation and corporate crisis management including reputational issues and defamation litigation, white collar crime, insurance law, commercial contracts and shareholder disputes. In addition, Eva advises corporate clients on business critical issues including internal and external investigations, money laundering, bribery/corruption, whistleblowing complaints and dawn raids.
Clara Gleeson

Clara Gleeson

A&L Goodbody
Clara is a solicitor in ALG's Disputes & Investigations Department, where her practice focuses on white collar and corporate crime and regulatory matters. She has market leading experience advising on all types of lobbying issues – compliance, enforcement and reputational. Clara has advised on many of Ireland's most high-profile lobbying issues in recent times and regularly lectures on the regulation of lobbying. She also advises clients on managing their relationships with various regulators and specialises in managing engagement with the public sector, including advising on freedom of information issues and dealing with Oireachtas Committee hearings.
Richard Marron

Richard Marron

A&L Goodbody
Richard is a Partner in ALG's Corporate and M&A practice and has extensive experience in public and private M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, joint ventures, corporate governance and general corporate and commercial advisory work. Richard advises Irish and international public and private companies and investors across a range of industry sectors. Before joining A&L Goodbody, Richard spent a number of years in the Corporate department of a Magic Circle law firm in London.
Mairéad O'Brien

Mairéad O'Brien

A&L Goodbody
Mairéad O'Brien is an associate in the firm's Disputes and Investigations Group where she advises market leading corporates and financial institutions on complex investigations involving a wide range of regulators and enforcement authorities. Mairéad also advises clients on related matters such as reporting obligations under various statutes, managing business risk when regulatory issues arise, and assisting in engagements with regulators/law enforcement.
Sinéad Hayes

Sinéad Hayes

A&L Goodbody
Sinéad is a Senior Associate in A&L Goodbody's Disputes and Investigations Group. Her practice focuses on advising clients in the financial services sector in relation to their engagement with regulators including the Central Bank of Ireland, the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman and the CCPC. She has extensive experience advising a pillar bank on the Central Bank's regulatory enforcement investigation into tracker mortgages and on associated litigation. Sinéad also advises market leading corporate clients on a wide range of commercial disputes, and provides strategic advice on their approach to internal and investigations, dawn raids and the changing regulatory and legislative landscape.
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