English Programme

Thursday 6 June

Registration - Coffee and Refreshments

Conference Opening and Welcome by the Organising Committee and Conference Chair

Speakers:

Helge Kvamme, CEO, Kvamme Associates, Norway

Guro Slettemark, Secretary General, Transparency International, Norway 

Trude Stanghelle, Senior Public Prosecutor, The Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime, Norway

Lise Spikkeland, Special Adviser, The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS), Norway

Thomas Brandi, Partner, Attorney-at-law, Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS, Norway

Keynote - Government and Business Perspectives

Speakers:

Geir Håøy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Kongsberg Gruppen, Norway

Refreshment Break

National Anti-Corruption Situation and Developments. Brief by the ØKOKRIM Panel

The domestic fight against corruption: What should be improved and how?

Speakers:

Hedvig Moe, Deputy Director, ØKOKRIM, Norway

Mona Ransedokken, Senior Advisor, The Ministry of Justice and Public Security, Norway 

Fredrik Berg, Attorney-at-law, Fend Advokatfirma DA, Norway

Knut Erik Friis, Investigative Journalist, Norway

Mari Engh Brekke, Lead Compliance Officer, Aker BP, Norway

Networking Luncheon

BREAKOUT SESSION

Session 1: Corruption in the Public Sector

In recent years, several cases have been uncovered which illustrate a corruption risk in the public sector in Norway. The session presents results from surveys on public-sector corruption risk. We also ask the lessons learned from the Boligbygg case in Oslo and the corruption case involving the Agency for Planning and Building Services in Drammen municipality. How can municipalities' own supervisory bodies ensure better corruption prevention? What are law enforcement's experiences from investigations within the public sector?

Speakers:

Esben Kyhring, Chief Public Prosecutor and Head of the Corruption Team, ØKOKRIM, Norway

Tora Aasland, Head of the Ethics Committee, The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS), Norway

Gudrun Grindaker, Manager, Norsk Rådmannsforum, Norway

Stig L. Beck, Managing Director, Solon Eiendom ASA, Norway

Frank Willy Djuvik, Head of the Supervisory Board, Sogn and Fjordane County Municipality, Norway

Lise Spikkeland, Special Adviser, The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities (KS), Norway

Ole Sølvik, Chief of the Section for Economic and Environmental Crime, Southeastern Police District, Norway

Session 2: Corruption in the Private Sector

The Ministry of Justice and Public Security has appointed Knut Høivik to review the rules on corporate liability and corruption legislation. The findings from this inquiry is scheduled to be available in January 2020. Specific topics to be discussed during the panel debate are responsibility for corruption in corporate relations, including the scope for such liability under the corporate penalty provision and challenges related to the criminal law's application to corruption committed abroad.

Speakers:

Knut Høivik, Vice President of the Legal Department, Equinor ASA, Norway

Jørn Jacobsen, Professor, University of Bergen, Norway

Fredrik Berg, Attorney-at-law, Fend Advokatfirma DA, Norway

Thomas Brandi, Partner, Attorney-at-law, Advokatfirmaet Selmer AS, Norway

Trude Stanghelle, Senior Public Prosecutor, The Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime

Refreshment Break

BREAKOUT SESSION CONTINUES

Refreshment Break

Corruption Development in the United Kingdom

Developments by the SFO regarding investigations, sanctions, use of DPA´s and the House of Lords' evaluation regarding the Bribery Act 2010.

Speakers:

Lisa Osofsky, Director of the Serious Fraud Office, United Kingdom

Conference Day 1 Adjourns

Conference Reception

Offices of Selmer, Tjuvholmen Allé 1

Conference Dinner

Dinner / Musical Performance

Friday 7 June

Registration - Coffee and Refreshments

Keynote - Government Perspectives

Boundary issues – Politics vs business? What expectations does the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have to Norwegian industry that sets up business abroad?

Speakers:

Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway

The Tuna Bond Scandal

The occurrence of companies' "hidden and illegal debts" and the treatment of the matter by the authorities thereafter illustrate how economic and political institutions in Mozambique are compromised and unable to provide effective tools for combating corruption. How can a robust mitigation response to the scandal stop Mozambique from drifting further towards even more regressive forms of governance?

Speakers:

Roberto J. Tibana, Senior Economist, Analitica-RJT, Mozambique

Refreshment Break

International Anti-Corruption Developments and Case Studies

The Processes of Corporate Criminal Enforcement and Sanctioning by US authorities impacting multinational corporations in corruption and the scope of individual and corporate liability. Case examples regarding bribery and money laundering involving banks and financial institutions as “facilitators” for transfers of illegal assets from the demand side of bribery.

Speakers:

Daniel Kahn, Chief of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Unit, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, USA

Jacquelyn M. Kasulis, Acting Chief, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York, USA

Networking Luncheon

Updates Brazil - Lava Jato

Two Key Notes:

1. State of affairs and updates relating to the ongoing investigations and prosecces focusing on third parties, banks and financial institutions as "facilitators" for the bribery scheme.  

2. A social analysis of the Lava Jato scandal: Legislation and ripple effects on trust.

Speakers: 

Victor Riccely Lins Santos, Federal Prosecutor, Brazil

Bruno Brandao, Director of Transparency International, Brazil 

Refreshment Break

OECD Update on Anti-Corruption

Draft Recommendations for non-trial resolutions in bribery cases: An update from the OECD Working Group on Bribery and debate on key difficulties.

Speakers:

Drago Kos, Chair, OECD Working Group on Anti-Bribery

Tina Søreide, Professor, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway

New Technology in the Fight Against Corruption

Leveraging technology-enabled investigations in a big data world super investigator: Using AI to enhance investigative capabilities.

Speakers:

George "Ren" McEachern, Managing Director, Exiger, Washington D.C., USA

Conference Adjourns - Organising Committee Comments

Conference Ends

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