Session details

IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Old Banco Court, St James Road Courts, St James Rd, Sydney

Session information

Mock trial: It’s the way business is done here, don’t worry! A fraud, corruption and money laundering trial of a multinational company and its chief financial officer (CFO)
Old Banco Court, St James Road Courts, St James Rd, Sydney


Criminal Law Section (Lead)
Anti-Corruption Committee
Business Crime Committee
Criminal Law Committee


This interactive criminal trial looks at the potential liability of a corporation and its CFO, charged with numerous counts of foreign bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and false accounting. The session will examine key issues of: • the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Australian courts over foreign corporations and their officers; • the criminal liability of a corporation and that of individual directors, officers and employees in the organisation; • the liability of a corporation and its CFO for the conduct of foreign subsidiaries and their agents; • the availability of plea bargaining to reduce or eliminate the criminal exposure of the corporation and/or corporate officers; and • avoiding the unexpected: anticipating and responding to parallel criminal and regulatory proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Robert Wyld Johnson Winter & Slattery, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Tarik Abdulhak NSW Crown Prosecutors’ Chambers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Shaul Brazil BCL Solicitors LLP, London, England; Membership Officer, Criminal Law Committee
Dan Conaway Conaway & Strickler PC, New York, New York, USA
Bruno Cova Delfino e Associati Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Milan, Italy; Co-Chair, Anti-Corruption Committee
Adriana De Buerba PEREZ-LLORCA, Madrid, Spain; Conference Quality Officer, Criminal Law Committee
Hon Justice Elizabeth Fullerton New South Wales Supreme Court, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Andrew George Doogue + George Defence Lawyers, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Hannah Laming Peters & Peters, London, England; Regional Representative Europe, Business Crime Committee
Riccardo Lucev Cagnola & Associati Studio Legale, Milan, Italy
Elizabeth Eileen Macknay Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Sonja Maeder Morvant Reiser Avocats, Geneva, Switzerland; Vice Chair, Business Crime Committee
Chris Maxwell QC NSW Crown Prosecutors’ Chambers, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Enide Perez Sjöcrona van Stigt, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Co-Chair, Criminal Law Committee
Hon Matthew Thomas Reinhard Miller & Chevalier Chartered, Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Co-Chair, Criminal Law Committee
Anthony (Tony) Thomas Victorian Bar in Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Brind Zichy-Woinarski QC W Brind Zichy-Woinarski QC, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia