IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C3.5, Convention Centre, Level 3

Session information

Tax fraud: but what about the role of financial institutions?

Tuesday 10 October (1615 - 1730)

Room C3.5, Convention Centre, Level 3


Business Crime Committee (Lead)
Criminal Law Committee


The scandals related to the tax evasions that have occurred in the course of recent years have triggered the issue of the financial institutions’ role in protecting tax evaders. The panel will address the possible criminal exposure of the financial institutions and financial advisers, and their role in tax fraud.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Fabio Cagnola Cagnola & Associati Studio Legale, Milan, Italy; Committee Liaison Officer, Non-trial Resolutions of Bribery Cases Subcommittee
Ivo Leenders VOI advocaten, Breda, Netherlands; Regional Representative Europe, Business Crime Committee


Stefano Boatto Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati, Milan, Italy
Jan Handzlik Handzlik & Associates APC, Los Angeles, California, USA
Felix Ka-ho Ng Haldanes , Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR; Regional Representative Asia General, Criminal Law Committee
Brian Spiro Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London, England