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The Building on our 15 Episodes Investigation Series we concluded in 2021, in which we covered a wide range of practical issues that come up in investigations, we are now inviting you to join sessions on specific developments and areas of risk that are on the minds of risk managers and require forethought today. The Series is designed for legal and compliance as well as interested business leaders who want to invest 50 minutes every month to these topics and come away with ideas and practical guidance.

Speakers include partners and associates from our Swiss offices but also other offices worldwide, depending on the topic.

While we initiate and moderate the series, our vision is for the Meeting Point to be a platform for you. We encourage you to ask questions via the chat function during any Meeting Point. We encourage you to follow-up bilaterally with us following any Meeting Point. This is for you.

Helping clients and their businesses navigate challenging situations is our passion and we gladly engage with you in relation to any issue or concern you may have.

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Episodes

Episode 1
EU Whistleblowing Directive: Practical approach for Swiss companies with EU affiliates
Thursday, 3 February 2022 | 3.00 – 3.50 pm CET

Episode 2
Whistleblowing Investigation: How to approach in a cross-border context with outside support
Thursday, 3 March 2022 | 3.00 – 3.50 pm CET

Episode 3
Cyber Risk: Bold face for Swiss companies exposed to cyber incidents abroad
Thursday, 31 March 2022 | 3.00 – 3.50 pm CET

Episode 4
Sanction Risk: How Swiss companies should address concerns about sanctions violations
Thursday, 5 May 2022 | 3.00 – 3.50 pm CET

Episode 5
ESG Risk: Current enforcement environment and what that means for Swiss companies
Thursday, 2 June 2022 | 3.00 – 3.50 pm CET

Episode 6
Bribery Risk: Current enforcement environment and what that means for Swiss companies
Thursday, 7 July 2022 | 3.00 – 3.50 pm CET

Author

Christoph Kurth heads the Investigations, Compliance & Ethics practice of the Swiss offices. Further, he is a member of the EMEA Steering Committee Compliance & Investigations and co-leads the EMEA Financial Institutions Industry Group. He has been recognized by Legal 500 as a leading individual for compliance, regulatory and investigation matters. Before joining the Firm, Christoph was global head of Litigation & Investigations and general counsel in Asia for a large Swiss bank. For over 10 years, he has led complex regulatory and criminal investigations as well as high stakes litigation across the US, Europe and Asia, and has advised on transformational regulatory developments and wealth management products and services across Switzerland and Asia. In his roles, Christoph has worked closely with business leaders, government authorities and the media, navigating businesses through regulatory and other challenges. Prior to this, Christoph was a litigator in leading practices in Switzerland and the US. Christoph also teaches post-graduate courses in 'Crisis Management' and 'Risk Governance' at the Europa Institute at the University of Zurich.

Author

Simon Ntah is a partner at Baker & McKenzie since 2020. He is member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and investigation & Compliance departments in Geneva. Prior to joining the Firm, he has been acting as a litigation attorney in Switzerland with a focus in white collar crime and criminal law for over 15 years.

Author

Caleb Sainsbury is an associate in the Firm's Zürich office where he is a member of the Compliance and Investigations and Global Wealth Management practice groups. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Caleb was an associate at an international law firm in Boston, Massachusetts.

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