Co-Chair
Hannah Laming

Co-Chair
Sonja
Maeder Morvant

Business Crime Committee

The Business Crime Committee's primary objective is to provide a forum for members to meet and discuss, address and advocate on core and recently developing white collar issues. The Committee works with the Criminal Law Committee and the Anti-Corruption Committee to form the Criminal Law Section

About the Committee

The Business Crime Committee's primary objective is to provide a forum for members to meet and discuss, address and advocate on core and recently developing white collar issues. The Committee's goal is also to promote awareness within the business community and among transactional lawyers of the growing significance of novel criminal defence tactics.

The Committee has recently been focusing on the new trends of international cooperation in criminal matters. Other topics covered in recent seminars and conferences include discussions on money laundering issues, cyber crime, internal investigation challenges and strategies, and on the new legal framework designed to combat bribery and corrupt practices in international business transactions.

Membership benefits include:

  • Full access to the Committee’s website with the opportunity to publish articles, guidelines and reports and to send contributions for publication in the Criminal Law and Business Crime Newsletter, providing an update on the key legal developments of interest around the world
  • Being part of a network of lawyers who work in the business crime field
  • An easy way of keeping up-to-date with developments and increasing knowledge in this area
  • The opportunity to find referral to attorneys and experts in foreign jurisdictions

Forthcoming conferences and webinars View All Conferences

Ukraine v corruption: the last updates

By Kateryna Gupalo and Kateryna Shapran. The year 2019 saw a prodigious amount of legislation amendments in Ukraine, particularly relating to combating corruption. The changes have affected the Criminal and the Criminal Procedure Codes as well as other anti-corruption regulations. New anti-corruption bodies including the High Anti-Corruption Court and the State Bureau of Investigation have also come into operation. Ukraine therefore continues to develop and implement its anti-corruption reforms.

Smart cities: a cyber criminal’s dream?

This article considers the future interconnectivity of the Internet of Things devices and our likely evolution from smart devices to smart cities. It contrasts the many practical benefits for society with the enhanced opportunities smart cities will bring for cyber criminals, able to exploit their increased attack surface, and for nation states able to prosecute or micro-monitor anyone it should target. It considers whether the criminal law can keep pace with the evolving threat

Airbus, international cooperation and the rise of Deferred Prosecution Agreements

This article examines the huge settlement Airbus agreed with authorities in the UK, France and US in January 2020 regarding its use of bribery to gain contracts in a number of countries. It examines the size of the penalties imposed and how the multinational investigation progressed. The article also assesses the degree of international cooperation between the investigating agencies involved in this case, the introduction of deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) in an increasing number of countries

Transatlantic investigations: a toolkit

This article summarises the respective powers and roles of the chief investigation and enforcement authorities in the UK and US, and provides a quick reference toolkit for the jurisdictions on either side of the Atlantic.

Tax offences: the new field for corporate criminal liability in Italy

This article examines the inclusion of tax offences among the predicate offences capable of triggering corporate liability, a matter which has been the subject of a controversial debate in Italy over the past decade. It outlines the changes following the incorporation of the European Delegation Law of 2018 into Italian law

Subcommittees and other groups

The Business Crime Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • Industrial Espionage and Business Intelligence Working Group