RLC member Rebecca Chalkley has taken part in a panel discussion with co-speakers Ruby Hamid and Neil Donovan (Ashurst) with Simon Taylor (Forensic Risk Alliance).
The event entitled: "Deferred Prosecution Agreements: how effective have they been as an enforcement tool in the UK and what role will they play in the future?" was hosted by Ashurst and discussed the UK's deferred prosecution agreement regime.
Since their introduction in 2014, DPAs have become the preferred enforcement tool of the Serious Fraud Office in cases involving corporate misconduct. The panel considered the question "Have the DPAs agreed to date had a positive deterrent effect and what role will DPAs have in the future both in the UK and overseas?"
The webinar also covered:
- the basics of the DPA regime
- an overview of key takeaways from recent cases
- relevant considerations for corporates when considering whether to enter into a DPA process
- current trends in the global enforcement landscape
Rebecca Chalkley specialises in financial crime and regulation. She has over 20 years experience of financial and commercial wrongdoing, including fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption and market abuse. She is Standing Counsel to the Insolvency Service (Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy-BEIS). She has been instructed in various cases that have resulted in DPAs, including what is understood to be the largest to date. She regularly advises and acts in both Private and Public Prosecutions, involving both individuals and corporates.
You can watch the webinar online below: