Managing Global Investigations & Corporate Fraud In the Crisis and Beyond!

  •  January 21, 2021
     9:30 am - 11:15 am

This forum will be conducted in English and scheduled time is according to GMT+8 

Global Investigations is changing rapidly in the new COVID environment in 2020. In this hot topic, we will listen to international experts who will provide update on issues of internal investigations, cartels, cybercrime, the use of digital forensics and also regional differences that companies going through an investigation. General corporate crime will also be on agenda to tackle AML, FPCA, Anti-bribery and email fraud and to give you understanding on the essential legal frameworks in relation to cross-border and internal investigations.

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  • Opening Welcome by Web Forum Chairman
    Scott A. Warren, Secretary, Executive Board, The Society for The Policing of Cyberspace; Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Trade-Based Money Laundering (TBML) and Assets Tracing: The Increased Risks and Hurdles Faced by Corporations
    Stefano Demichelis, Managing Director, Kroll
  • Investigation Trends, Challenges & Opportunities in the Age of the Pandemic
    – Stephen Yu, Director, Shanghai, AlixPartners
    – Maria Sit, Partner and Asia Head & Global Co-Leader, White Collar, Compliance & Investigations, Dechert
  • Cartel Investigations — A Global Not Local Issue
    Djordje Petkoski, Partner, Shearman & Sterling

  • Live Grand Panel & Q/A session: Managing Corporate Crime in The Pandemic and Beyond — Different Regions Different Options
    Moderator: Amita Haylock, Partner, Mayer Brown
    Panellists: Djordje Petkoski, Partner, Shearman & Sterling

                      Stephen Yu, Director, Shanghai, AlixPartners

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  • Normal Rate: USD 49 (access to recordings, real-time chat with speakers and more.)
  • Complimentary Pass: In-house/ General Counsel (Complimentary pass is applicable to in-house counsel from non law/consultancy firm and based on first-come-first-served. Results are based on the organiser’s discretion and applicants will be notified by email.Complimentary seats for In-house/ General Counsel.)


Scott A. Warren, Web Forum Chairman
Secretary, Executive Board, The Society for The Policing of Cyberspace; Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Scott Warren is a partner in our Tokyo office and leads a team that specializes in cybersecurity, data privacy and digital data disclosures in Japan and Asia. He advises on digital compliance, eDiscovery and corporate data privacy for global and local corporations. He also has significant experience in compliance, intellectual property, litigation, dispute resolution and government regulatory and internal investigations. He has provided advice to global multinational corporations in the hi-tech, software, retail, healthcare, pharmaceutical, automotive, banking, trading, telecommunications and professional services industries. Scott started his career as a civil litigator in California and is experienced in all phases of disputes resolution, from pleadings through conducting jury trials. He moved to Japan in 1993 and wrote the Japan Employers Handbook for CCH, a large international publishing company. While general counsel at Sega Corporation, he handled various intellectual property issues, including licensing and anti-counterfeiting actions on infringers on every continent except Antarctica. He also oversaw Sega’s internal and regulatory investigations, including anti-competition, US International Trade Commission and safety reporting matters. As senior attorney for Microsoft, Scott was responsible for the Xbox launch in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. He was the head of anti-piracy for Xbox worldwide, head of anti-piracy for all Microsoft products in North Asia and served in the region as the head of Internet Safety, working with law enforcement and governments to better protect the public from cyber threats. He handled internal cyberbreach issues from a legal perspective. In this capacity, in 2004, he became involved with The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace, a nonprofit organization, where he serves on the executive board. He was the managing director of Kroll in Japan and regional managing director of Kroll Ontrack in Asia, providing clients with investigative, computer forensics and eDiscovery services. Later, he opened Epiq Systems in Japan and built the team and services in order to provide eDiscovery solutions to global organizations. Many of these investigations involved antitrust, bribery, SEC and other regulatory matters. Having served as in-house counsel for more than 13 years and having built two successful legal services companies in Asia, Scott brings a unique understanding, expertise and global perspective to his clients. Scott is also a Certified International Counter-Cyber Crime Professional and is certified as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).
Amita Haylock, Panel Moderator,
Partner, Mayer Brown
Amita is a partner of Mayer Brown's IP and TMT group. Her practice includes intellectual property, media, technology, telecommunications and competition law. Amita has represented clients across a broad range of industries on various IP, TMT, and competition related disputes. She has appeared before the Telecommunications (Competition Provisions) Appeal Board, High Court, Court of Appeal, Court of Final Appeal and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), concerning broadcasting and telecommunication issues. She has also actively been involved in arbitration on IP and technology related disputes arising out of licensing agreements and manufacturing and supply agreements, including undertaking some advocacy work in these arbitrations. Amita also advises clients on cybersecurity issues. Amita was recently named one of the most outstanding lawyers in Asia under the age of 40 by Asian Legal Business (ALB) 2020 and the winner of Copyright Lawyer of the year by the Women in Business Law Awards Asia 2020.
Djordje Petkoski
Partner, Shearman & Sterling
Djordje Petkoski is a partner in the Antitrust practice in Shearman & Sterling’s Washington, DC office. He focuses on cartel investigations, complex antitrust litigation, and strategic counseling with an emphasis on antitrust and competition law. Djordje's competition law practice is broad with a focus on criminal antitrust matters. He has represented over a dozen corporate and individual clients in cartel investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and enforcers in other jurisdictions, including as lead counsel for significant corporate clients. He has also served as lead counsel for corporate clients involved in civil class actions that follow Department of Justice investigations. Djordje conducted internal investigations relating to potential criminal violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.S. international trade laws, environmental laws and obstruction of justice conduct. He has also represented plaintiffs and defendants in multi-district and other complex litigation involving a variety of antitrust, RICO, Lanham Act, and other claims. Djordje regularly counsels clients on a variety of antitrust and competition matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and business strategies. Djordje has written extensively on antitrust and compliance issues, served as a panelist on these issues at American Bar Association events and taught classes on antitrust and compliance at the Wharton Business School, including executive education courses attended by Fortune 500 compliance officers and senior risk managers. In 2017 and 2018, Benchmark Litigation recognized Djordje in its “Under 40 Hot List.”
Stephen Yu
Director, Shanghai, AlixPartners
Stephen uses the power of technology to assist large multinational companies and their international counsels in a range of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and fraud investigations, as well as dispute matters. His clients benefit from his more than a decade of experience in the areas of computer forensics, electronic discovery, and information governance. Stephen is based in Shanghai and has gained significant experience in helping large Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) involved in foreign transactions with resolving legal issues in foreign jurisdictions. Stephen graduated from the University of New South Wales with Bachelor of Engineering and is a Relativity Certified Administrator and an EnCase Certified Examiner.
Stefano Demichelis
Managing Director, Kroll
Stefano Demichelis is a Managing Director with Kroll’s Investigations and Disputes practice, based in the Singapore office, and leads the Financial Investigation team for Southeast Asia. With over 18 years of experience in fraud investigations, Stefano advises clients on the prevention, detection, and investigation of frauds in various industries such as automotive, manufacturing, financial institutions, and government bodies. Passionate about data analytics and fraud investigations, Stefano has created fraud detection tests and established data mining techniques to facilitate and conduct fraud investigations at various organizations.
Maria Sit
Partner and Asia Head & Global Co-Leader, White Collar, Compliance & Investigations, Dechert
Maria Sit is a partner at global law firm Dechert and the Asia head and global co-leader of the firm’s White Collar, Compliance and Investigations practice. She is a former in-house counsel at the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. Maria has built her career as a litigator with two decades of experience focusing on complex commercial litigation and has a notable track record handling regulatory investigations and defending listed corporations and their directors in criminal prosecutions and civil proceedings. In particular, she is often instructed in handling joint investigations and dawn raids involving SFC, ICAC and CCB. Maria was “Highly Commended” in the Financial Times’ Innovative Lawyers Asia Pacific 2020 report and has been named finalist in the ‘Financial Services Regulatory’ category by IFLR's Women in Business Law Awards 2020 – Asia.

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