Patrick Rappo, DLA Piper – a Note from the Chair

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We are honoured to introduce Patrick Rappo as the Chairperson of our upcoming 4th Annual Global Anti-Corruption and Compliance Summit.

Patrick Rappo is a Partner at DLA Piper’s London office and is a member of the International Regulation and Compliance Group.

His practice focuses on a range of white-collar and corporate crime matters, specialising in international bribery, corruption, money laundering and fraud. This includes proactive compliance programme design and implementation, advising on mergers and acquisitions, conducting risk assessments and due diligence, carrying out internal investigations, and responding to government investigations and prosecutions, including the DoJ, SFO and World Bank.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Mr. Rappo was Joint Head of Bribery and Corruption at the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO). He has significant experience in corporate self-reporting – he was involved in the changes to the SFO’s self-reporting processes; and was a key participant in the efforts to successfully introduce deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) in the United Kingdom.

Dear Colleagues,

I am honoured to be invited back to chair Corporate Parity’s 4th Annual Global Anti- Corruption and Compliance Summit – which is an excellent conference that I recommend heartily.

2019 is set to be another challenging year for compliance professionals, with ever increasing pressure from the markets they operate in, combined with an uptick in enforcement and international cooperation on Anti-Corruption and linked issues, such as AML, sanctions and asset recovery. Faced with an array of new laws and regulations, many practitioners want to know how to introduce the best compliance practices in their respective organisations in the most cost effective and innovative way.

This summit seeks to remedy these issues by offering hands on and practical solutions. It is a unique forum for General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officers and other compliance professionals. Hear from peers, learn best practices and openly discuss real life issues in an informal setting. It promises to deliver timely and important insights for all those involved in compliance, irrespective of industry or jurisdiction.

Whether you are new to the ABC community or a highly seasoned practitioner, you will benefit from listening to peers who face anti-corruption issues on a daily basis, hear how they evaluate programme components, respond to issues and monitor internal controls to maintain and enhance compliance. This year we also have some exciting and innovative content, covering amongst other things:

– New developments in Global enforcement

– Strategic Trends in 2019

– How to upskill compliance staff and

– How to manage Emergency Scenarios

The programme continues to offer Breakout Sessions, allowing participants to personalise their conference experience, with a focus on financial services; extractives or manufacturing, supply chain and logistics. We hope that the Summit will provide you with highly relevant and valuable takeaways to apply in your daily work, to benchmark and enhance your own programmes.

In addition to the substantive content, this conference is an ideal way to connect and build your community, meeting experts from across the enforcement landscape, from businesses, and those working in forensic and law firms. This conference offers an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues who share common interests and challenges.

I look forward to having you with us for an interesting and highly value adding meeting.

Patrick Rappo

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