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Free fraud seminar

‘Eliminate the Risk Factor of doing Business Abroad’ is the title of a free, morning seminar in Birmingham, the first in a series by Birmingham Law Society international committee and UKTI. Speakers invited on Friday, March 14 at Hotel La Tour, Albert Street, Birmingham, B2 5JE include

Mark Surguy, Fraud & Investigations Group, Eversheds LLP, the chairman of the Midlands Fraud Forum;
Alex Stein, Barrister & Expert in Criminal Fraud, No5 Chambers;
Michael Duck QC, Barrister & Expert in Criminal Fraud, No5 Chambers; and
Paul Marshall, Barrister Practising in Commercial & Corporate Law, No5 Chambers.

The event starts at 8:30am with registration and networking breakfast and ends at 12:30pm followed by a networking lunch.

The series of seminars will look at topics within international fraud. This seminar is aimed at commercial businesses working internationally, or with aspirations to do so, and anyone working in a law firm. The seminar will be chaired by Satinder Hunjan QC, Barrister at No5 Chambers.


Part 1: The Bribery Act
• An overview of the Bribery Act
• Ensuring compliance
• Case study
• The international effect
• Is the UK’s ability to trade limited?
• Top frauds being perpetrated

Part 2: International Fraud
• The financial consequences of fraud for business and implications of statutory compliance
• Top frauds being perpetrated
• Practical steps to take
• Risk of abuse of corporate personality for the purposes of fraud and money laundering
• The problem with beneficial ownership
• Transparency – what to expect from the EU MLD4

Part 3: Eliminate risk through understanding international markets – how UKTI can help
Presented by Steve Cunnane, International Trade Advisor, UKTI
• How UKTI can help clients to understand international markets and handle international business relationships.


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