2016

30/11/2016 Norway// New Alliance Member from Norway

Norway// New Alliance Member from Norway

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new individual member from Norway – Mr Thomas Brandi to the Roxin Alliance. He is a partner at Advokatfirmaet Selmer (Selmer). With Mr Brandi joining the Alliance, our collective expertise in white-collar crime will now extend to over 39 jurisdictions across the world.

Mr Brandi’s practice focuses on assisting companies with legal issues relating to anti-corruption and sanctions, corporate investigations, crisis management, governmental interactions and corporate criminal liability. Mr Brandi has vast experience in assisting Norwegian and other Nordic companies to tackle various challenges related to fraud and corruption in the emerging markets, and he is frequently involved in cross border corruption investigations. Mr Brandi is regularly retained by companies, investors, and financial institutions in connection with compliance assessments, integrity due diligence, audits on business partners and compliance risk arising from M&A's.

In addition to white-collar crime advisory, Mr Brandi’s practice also includes insolvency, corporate recovery and bankruptcy. Over the past 15 years, he has been involved in many of the largest insolvency and investigation processes in Norway, both as appointed trustee by the Norwegian courts and as advisor to banks/financial institutions and other creditors.

Highly recommended as a leading practitioner by Legal 500 (insolvency / investigations), Who’s Who Legal (asset recovery), Prospera Tier 1 Law Firm Review (compliance / investigations) and Finansavisen Lawyer Rankings (compliance / investigations), Mr Brandi also serves as the Leader of the Norwegian Bar Association's Forum on Compliance.

You may visit Selmer’s website for further details about Mr. Brandi.

The Roxin Alliance extends a warm welcome to Mr Brandi and we look forward to working with him in the near future.

Contact details:

Mr Thomas Brandi
Partner of Advokatfirma Selmer
           

Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA
Tjuvholmen Allè 1
0252 Oslo, Norway.
Telephone:    +47 970 40 500

Email:             tsb@selmer.no

01/08/2016 Romania // New Alliance Member from Romania

Romania // New Alliance Member from Romania

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from Romania -  Mareș / Danilescu / Mareș to the Roxin Alliance. With Mareș / Danilescu / Mareș joining the Alliance, our collective expertise in white collar crime will now extend to over 38 jurisdictions across the world.

Established in the year 2011, Mareș / Danilescu / Mareș draws to its ranks  leading lawyers with decades of experience in white collar crime mandates. The firm focuses on matters involving accounting, financial, securities and tax fraud; bribery, antitrust and money laundry cases; and has successfully represented and defended several multinational corporations, high net worth individuals, corporate executives and large international financial and investment institutions. Global Law Experts, recently awarded Mareș / Danilescu / Mareș - “Defense Law of the Year 2016”.

The firm’s white collar crime practice is headed by managing partner - Mr. Mihai Mares, who will also serve as the Roxin Alliance’s principal contact for Romania. Mr. Mares – a highly recommended lawyer for white collar crime and dispute resolution by the Legal 500 in EMEA; focuses exclusively on criminal defense of senior executives, entrepreneurs, major industrial groups, financial institutions and large corporations. Mr. Mares is also a member of the European Criminal Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

The contact details of the firm are provided below:

Mr. Mihai Mares
Mareș / Danilescu / Mareș
55-55 bis, Carol I Blvd., 2 nd District, Bucharest 020915, Romania
Telephone:     +4 0314 378 324
Fax:         +4 0314 378 324
Email:         mihai.mares@mares.ro

You may visit Mareș / Danilescu / Mareș’s  website for further details.

The Roxin Alliance extends a warm welcome to Mareș / Danilescu / Mareș and we look forward to working with the firm in the near future.

23/05/2016 Munich // The US FCPA - Challenges and best practices for German corporations

Munich // The US FCPA - Challenges and best practices for German corporations

ROXIN Rechtsanwaelte LLP in conjunction with Foley & Lardner LLP is hosting ROXIN Alliance lecture on  "The US FCPA - Challenges and best practices for German corporations" at its Munich office on 20th May 2016.

The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has redefined the anti-bribery compliance function for multinational corporations across the world. The extraterritoral applicability of the legislation along with the rather aggressive enforcement by US authorities has mandated that corporations keep themselves abreast with developments.

The keynote speaker will be Mr. David W. Simon, who is a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP with wide experience in advising companies with regards to the FCPA. He has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system and was selected for inclusion in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for criminal defense: white-collar law. David is also the founder and managing director of Foley Global Risk Solutions a comprehensive, technology-driven FCPA compliance solution.

Who should attend?

General Counsel, In-house Counsel, Compliance Officers, Head of Risk, Internal Audit, Internal Audit, Chief Financial Officers.

Agenda:

9.00 - 9.30  Significance of international anti-corruption law for German corporations by Dr. Karl Sidhu (Roxin Reschantwalte LLP)

9.30 - 10.30  The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) – Basics and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction outside the United States by Mr David W. Simon (Foley & Lardner LLP).

10.30 - 11.00  Coffee break

11.00 - 12.00  The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) – Enforcement Developments and Compliance Strategies by Mr. David W. Simon (Foley & Lardner LLP).

12.00 - 12.30  Questions and discussion

Contact:

For more information about the lecture and to RSVP please contact Mr. Andreas Minkoff (minkoff@roxin.de).

Date

20th May 2016

Venue

Brienner Straße 9
80333 München
Germany

Time

9:00 – 12:30 Hrs

23/05/2016 Vienna // 1st European Meeting of the ROXIN Alliance

Vienna // 1st European Meeting of the ROXIN Alliance

The 1st European Meeting of the Roxin Alliance will be held on Friday, 3rd June 2016 at the offices of our Austrian member – Dietrich Rechtsanwälte GmbH in Vienna, Austria. The single day conference will have in attendance European members of the Roxin Alliance representing over 15 countries.

The caucus will be discussing developments in anti money laundering legislation with a special focus on developments in Europe, which are likely to impact commercial organisations.  The renowned, Prof. Severin Glaser from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute for Austrian and European Economic Criminal Law will deliver the keynote address on “New European Developments in the Field of Anti-Money Laundering”.

The detailed agenda of the meeting can be downloaded here. For any further information or inquiries, please contact Mr Jakob Urbanek (urbanek@roxin.at) or Mr Andreas Minkoff (minkoff@roxin.de).

2015

22/12/2015 Amsterdam // New Alliance Member from Netherlands

Amsterdam // New Alliance Member from Netherlands

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from the Netherlands JahaeRaymakers to the Roxin Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honour and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white collar crime practitioners from across the world, the Alliance will now have a presence in Netherlands.

JahaeRaymakers is a white collar crime specialist law firm with a wealth of experience in defense proceedings as well as preventive compliance. The firm has conducted diverse mandates involving issues of international fraud, asset recovery, money laundering, law of sanctions and cross border business crime. JahaeRaymakers acts as counsel to a host of public authorities, (listed) companies, museums and their directors, and high net worth individuals.

Lawyers of JahaeRaymakers have been regularly ranked by leading international law directories for business crime and international fraud advisory including the Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.

The contact details of the firm’s principal contacts are listed below:

·         Mr. Han Jahae – jahae@jahae.nl
·        
Mr. Carel Raymakers - raymakers@jahae.nl
·        
Mr. Jurjan Geertsma – geertsma@jahae.nl

Office Address:

JahaeRaymakers
Jollemanhof 26 // 1019 GW // Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Tel. +31 20 435 25 25

You may visit JahaeRaymakers website at www.jahae.nl for further information.

The Roxin Alliance extends a warm welcome to JahaeRaymakers!

22/12/2015 Paris // New Alliance Member from France

Paris // New Alliance Member from France

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from France, the law firm Navacelle to the Roxin Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honour and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white collar crime practitioners from across the world, the Alliance will now have a presence in France.

Established by Stéphane de Navacelle, Navacelle advises both international and domestic companies in connection with investigations carried out by French, foreign and international authorities. The firm has considerable expertise in acting for clients in matters concerning allegations of insider trading, dissemination of false or misleading information, market abuse, tax evasion, money laundering, embezzlement, organized fraud, involuntary homicide and infliction of bodily harm as well as in matters involving health and safety issues.

The firm’s founding partner Stéphane is a member of the New York and Paris bar, having over a decade of experience in French and American white collar crime laws. Stéphane has advised on several landmark cases including FCPA matters, embargo (OFAC), investigations by multilateral development banks (World Bank), market abuse/insider trading, benchmark manipulation (Libor/Euribor) as well as criminal and internal investigations. Highly recommended as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 and Who’s ho Legal, Stéphane also serves as the co-chair of the American Bar Association’s International Criminal Law Committee.

The contact details of the Mr. Stéphane de Navacelle are provided below:

Stéphane de Navacelle
Navacelle,
60, rue Saint Lazare // 75009 Paris // France
Email:
sdenavacelle@navacellelaw.com
Tel: +
33148787678

You may visit Navacelle’s website at www.navacellelaw.com for more information.

The Roxin Alliance extends a warm welcome to the Navacelle law firm!

21/11/2015 Brasilia // Fourth Roxin Alliance Annual Meeting

Brasilia // Fourth Roxin Alliance Annual Meeting

The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Roxin Alliance was hosted by the Alliance’s Brazilian Member – Feldens Madruga in Brasilia, Brazil from the 18th-20th of November 2015. The 3 day event was held at the offices of Feldens Madruga, with over 40 participants representing 15 countries.

The key note address was delivered by former Colombian minister and noted professor – Dr. Fernando Cepeda Ulloa. Dr. Cepeda, addressed the gathering on “the evolution of corruption towards organised crime in Colombia.”

The first day of the Annual Meeting was attended by leading Brazillian law firms and multinational companies, and focussed on the themes of ‘Foreign Enforcement of Anti Bribery Laws’ and ‘Commercial Bribery’. The panel discussions drew experts from several countries including Germany, India, United States of America, United Kingdom, Poland, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay.

The second day of the Annual Meeting focussed on management of the Alliance to pave the road ahead for strengthened collaboration and expansion prospects. Several initiatives were discussed amongst the members to work towards reinforcing the Roxin Alliance’s position as a full service white collar crime law network. Members also resolved to grow the membership of the Roxin Alliance in Asia, Africa and Europe besides discussing the rolling out of joint products and solutions.

03/03/2015 Interview // Bribery and Compliance in India: Know the Challenge and Prepare for It

Interview // Bribery and Compliance in India: Know the Challenge and Prepare for It

Interviewer Richard Bistrong: Here you can find his blog.

Today I welcome Sherbir Panag, for another post in my series of  country discussions, where we will address Bribery and Anti-Bribery Compliance in India. As a forward, this was an interesting engagement, as it provided me with a opportunity  to ask questions pertaining to the procurement environment in India, as I experienced it during my own work in the field.

RB: Hello Sherbir, thank you for joining me in today’s interview, as we try to share some of the issues confronting employees and corporations who are either working in India or trying to enter the market. But first, perhaps you can share some of your background: 

SP: Hi Richard thank you for the opportunity to discuss compliance and procurement challenges in India. It is a pleasure to be here today.

I am an attorney with MZM Legal, with a focus on business crime, compliance and investigations. I lead my firm’s Criminal Compliance practice where our principal focus is on assisting companies with bribery and other criminal misconduct challenges of India. The scope of my practice besides Indian anti corruption laws, includes working with foreign lawyers on aspects of the U.S. FCPA, UK Bribery Act, German administrative law and other foreign legislation / mechanisms that prevent foreign bribery.

My firm is a member of the Roxin Alliance – an international association of white collar crime lawyers. I am intrinsically involved in all projects of the Roxin Alliance including their working group commitments to the World Bank GFLJD, and I co-head the Alliance’s Administrative Sanctions practice group.

RB: So, lets first address the internal market. What is the current enforcement environment in India with respect to anti-corruption laws, and has that changed in recent years?

SP: The enforcement environment has dynamically changed over the last 3-4 years in India as a powerful social coalition of proactive media houses and civil society has ensured that fighting corruption remains a mainstream issue. Law enforcement authorities and the political establishment see themselves being under greater scrutiny, which has impacted the perception against corruption and the enforcement numbers positively.

The higher judiciary in India has also played an important role in keeping law enforcement on track against corruption. The Supreme Court has resorted to day to day monitoring of certain high profile corruption cases, while also taking suo moto cognizance of matters and reprimanding the executive on its failure to prevent corruption or institute anti corruption initiatives.

Further, reports of foreign law enforcement action with respect to foreign bribery in India has forced the Indian authorities to take up these matters in India as well. The recent example being the AgustaWestland case where an Italian investigation,  reported by the Indian press resulted in India commencing an investigation and subsequently terminating a Euro 556 Million contract, while AgustaWestland’s corruption case is still ongoing.

While empirical data is far from being ideal at the moment, one can reasonably say that the enforcement climate of ‘no enforcement’ or ‘compromised enforcement’ has seen a positive dent.

RB: Do you see a focus on individuals, corporations, or both?

SP: The focus of law enforcement in India has been primarily on individuals. Even in cases involving corporations, the corporation being an accused aside – the authorities have seeked to determine the individuals behind the corporate veil. This slightly traditional prosecution approach stems from the fact that corporate criminal liability has only recently been recognized by the Supreme Court of India.

Legislative changes have been proposed to enhance the liability of companies in corruption related offences, which would bring companies into a potentially greater spotlight with law enforcement authorities. The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 seeks to establish a substantive offence for bribery by a commercial organisation, and also provides that when a commercial organisation is found guilty of the offence of bribery, all such persons who at the time at which the offence was committed were responsible or in charge of conducting the business of the organisation will also be guilty of the offence. The Bill concurrently establishes a compliance defence, which would be a first in India.

RB: Do you think that the enforcement resources are sufficient to promote and enforce current regulations? In other words, are the laws “on-the-books” but unlikely to be aggressively enforced? Again, here I speak of internal bribery as well as enforcing corruption laws governing overseas conduct.

SP: Richard, when it comes to anti corruption enforcement India takes a beating owing to a multitude of factors chief among them being the lack of political will in my view. Appointments to anti corruption enforcement bodies have a high degree of political involvement, which is coupled with insufficient resources in the hands of our authorities in terms of both manpower and technology. Furthermore, enforcement is impacted by these very enforcement authorities being compromised by the same means, which they are to investigate and prevent. This problem is further compounded by inordinate delays in our justice dispensation mechanism which is widely taken advantage of, and the legislative hindrance that the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 poses in the form of requiring ‘sanction to prosecute’ high ranking officials.

Enforcement is not ideal but it is yet to be devoid of not having a deterrence impact all together. The Indian legal system is provisionally sound to deal with corruption when the need arises and the question for companies really is, whether in the cross winds of media trials, whistleblowers and enhanced public scrutiny – they would like to the object of this system working?

As for preventing foreign bribery – as of date it does not constitute an offence in India. As India has signed and ratified the UN Convention Against Corruption, in compliance of which a bill is pending in the Indian parliament since 2011 namely the Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organizations Bill, which seeks to criminalize foreign bribery.

RB: Sherbir, so here is where you can really provide some assistance to those who look to the Indian market for growth. What advice would you give them in terms of how to conduct business with respect to corruption risk? I ask this in two parts, first, what do they need to do before entering the market to steer clear of corruption, and for those already in the market, what do they need to do to maintain anti-bribery ethics and compliance?

SP: The corruption risk in India is very real and apparent, and businesses must attempt to constructively address this risk and not “just go with the flow”. I say this as many a times I have seen foreign companies resign themselves to the fact that bribery is a cost that they have to incorporate into their India operation, thereby making no genuine efforts to prevent it. This resignation at times accrues greater liability for business as it breeds a culture of using bribes as the easier way out. Let me emphatically state that business in India is possible without bribery. Easy – no, possible – yes; and this gap can be bridged by a determined organization.

Enforcement of laws preventing foreign bribery have helped create a certain degree of universality in compliance policy, the devil however is with the on ground challenge. Addressing the bribery issue outside a mere policy framework mandates that an anti corruption strategy for India focuses on ‘knowing the challenge and preparing for it’ and ‘avoiding avenues of bribery’.

Knowing the challenge and preparing for it: The bribery challenge in India is one that in the course of business you are likely to regularly encounter as opposed to as an exception. Therefore, understanding the challenge in the Indian context and accordingly responding to it is imperative.

  • Firstly, there are no good bribes or bad bribes. Once a reputation as a bribe payer is established, my experience has been that the company is regularly flocked to by public servants from diverse backgrounds demanding bribes for simple tasks or at times for no tasks at all, but just in case there is a future task. Word spreads fast and the scale of bribery multiples even faster, with the company then being required to provide lavish gifts during festivals, an increase in the bribe amount every year or even a bonus bribe for loyalty.

Companies which choose to believe that small bribes or facilitation money thus are acceptable should take a step back to determine its impact, and should also view it in the context of the organizational culture they are building. While operating in a country which has a cultural disposition to bribery due to the unfortunate ground reality, you would not want that culture to be given sanction in the organization as well.

  • Secondly, compliance policies and procedures need to address elements of Indian law and ground realties specifically. For example, under Indian law specific threshold limits are prescribed in Indian Rupees for the gifts, entertainment and hospitality that public servants may receive. Now if a company’s gift policy is listed in USD terms there could be a high possibility of violation due to currency rate fluctuations inadvertently if not more blatantly by getting the value wrong all together. Another example is third party agent due diligence forms which use the word ‘company’ for the third party; while majority of third parties / agents are organized as sole proprietorships and partnerships – thereby allowing them to make incorrect disclosure to the foreign company.

These are small examples of minor mistakes having greater repercussions for businesses operating in India, hence it being important to localize compliance.

  • Thirdly, is creating a response framework to when there is a bribery log jam. Merely communicating to employees to refuse bribe payments, does not necessarily solve the problem at hand. There is no easy way to address this issue and it varies from case to case, but companies – among others do have available to them the option of reporting the matter to the Anti Corruption Bureau of the concerned state or where they find an arbitrary decision being given by a public servant due to bribery or the lack thereof approach the concerned High Court via writ jurisdiction. Pros and cons aside, it is helpful to know and communicate to the rank and file, that options do exist.

Avoiding avenues of bribery: Businesses should plan out their operations by determining where and how they can limit interaction with government entities. This is no easy exercise and would not have a one size fits all, but is an effort worth undertaking. For example, if a procedure can be e-filed versus filing it physically at a government department; obtaining information through the Right to Information Act, 2005 versus exposure to bribery by sending an employee to a government department; using the right to service legislation / citizens charter in states where applicable versus engaging third parties who are likely to add to a company’s exposure; single window clearance while setting up operations in a special economic zone versus having to deal with a multitude of government departments and agencies. While these examples do not guarantee bribery free business, they considerably reduce the odds of it.

An exercise in bribery avoidance, will also help streamline interaction with government servants where it is unavoidable, thereby allowing them to also understand the company’s firm stand on business ethics. Companies would thus benefit by incorporating into their strategy creative mechanisms of avoiding bribery at an operational level as opposed to a mere policy framework of what to do when the big question is asked.

RB: From my own experience with Indian procurement, and let me share for those who have not experienced this first hand, it is a very complicated process. The Indian rules and regulations governing procurement on a National, Regional and Local level are somewhere between intricate and entirely confusing. The paperwork, for lack of a better word, is massive, and as stated, quite often puzzling. Sherbir, as we all know, this leads to great dependence on third parties to sort out such regulations, and also presents great peril with respect to requests for small bribes to “move things along.” So, what responsibility does India have to make this process as structurally sound as possible, as to reduce the risks for companies outside India to enter the market in a way which is fair and transparent? Also, my reflection here is from my experience up to 2009, so since then, do you think there has been progress?

SP: Richard, the red tape, paperwork and plethora of complex rules and regulations is still very much a reality when it comes to public procurement in India. Incidentally, India’s dismal ranking in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report took a hit by another two places in 2015. The responsibility for this squarely rests on India if it seeks to continue to attract foreign investment and remain an investment viable economy. The argument for us is not just social and moral, but economic. A major push towards e-governance and consolidating regulatory procedures is necessary and the Finance Minister – Mr Arun Jaitley, while introducing India’s budget on 28thFebruary 2015 has made strong references to help ease doing business in India. But only time will as to how many of these initiatives actually are implemented effectively.

From an on ground perspective, when it comes to public procurement the use of mandatory integrity pacts has helped level the playing field slightly as action for breach of the pact has been swift. The Integrity Pact lays down mandatory no bribe giving / no bribe accepting provisions, the violation of which may result in blacklisting, forfeiture of bid deposits and bank guarantees among others. In January 2014 AgustaWestland had a Euro 550 Million contract with the Ministry of Defence cancelled for violation of the integrity pact, and earlier in 2012 six companies were blacklisted for 10 years in India by the very same Ministry.

Also pending in our Parliament since 2012 is the Public Procurement Bill, 2012 which endeavors to bring about reform in public procurement by mandating publication of all procurement related information at a central portal, establishment of a bidder grievance committee and establishing open competitive bidding as the preferred procurement method.

RB: Thank you for your time today, is there anything else you would like to add?

SP: Thank you for the opportunity to address your readers today Richard, it has truly been an honour.

On a parting note I would like to reiterate that business is no longer as usual in India, and companies that do not respond to these changing times are likely to be impacted adversely. With all our shortcomings and challenges, we remain a rule of law upholding democracy and if one is on the wrong side of the anti bribery law when it is being upheld, the consequences will follow.

Indian employees are also growing increasingly aware of laws that foreign companies are bound by internationally, not just in terms of foreign bribery prevention but whistle-blowing also. Questionable practices are therefore likely to face greater resistance from the workforce as well. The risk of disclosure of misconduct and scrutiny into company actions, stands considerably higher than what it was in the last decade – to which the compliance function must respond. The compliance function thus, needs to depart from a ‘tick the box’ liability reduction model to one that builds a dynamic and determined culture of integrity.

Source:http://richardbistrong.com/bribery-and-compliance-in-india/

02/02/2015 Basel // New Alliance Member from Switzerland

Basel // New Alliance Member from Switzerland

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member Stream House AG to the Roxin Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honour and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white collar crime practitioners from across the world, the Alliance will now have in its midst one of the finest asset tracing and recovery specialist.

Stream House has been established by the Roxin Alliance’s member – Alan Bacarese, alongside renowned asset recovery professionals – Hari Mulukutla and Lucy Koechlin. Based out of Basel, Switzerland and drawing on experts from the United States and the United Kingdom, Stream House has executed projects in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. Stream House AG principally provides international consulting services on governance and accountability, anti-corruption, asset recovery, anti-money laundering (AML) and financial disclosures systems. The Stream House team has long standing experience, having held key positions in government, law enforcement, private sector and academia. They have designed and evaluated a wide range of governance and accountability programs, anti-corruption policies and capacity building initiatives in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. Stream House experts have also worked in conflict and post-conflict countries in Africa within the mining sector as well.

Stream House has also worked on developing interactive training solutions for conducting financial investigations as well as simulated case training and e-learning geared towards investigation of illicit cross-border capital flight and AML/CFT.

The contact details of the principal contacts are provided below:

1. Mr Alan Bacarese - alan.bacarese@streamhouse.org

2. Mr. Hari Mulukutla - hari.mulukutla@streamhouse.org

3. Ms. Lucy Koechlin - lucy.koechlin@streamhouse.org

You may visit Stream House's website at www.streamhouse.org.

 

We extend a very warm welcome to the Stream House team to the Roxin Alliance.

 

2014

24/11/2014 Mumbai // Third Roxin Alliance Annual Meeting

Mumbai // Third Roxin Alliance Annual Meeting

The Third Annual Meeting of the Roxin Alliance was hosted by the Alliance’s India Member – MZM Legal in Mumbai, India from the 19th-21st of November 2014. The 3 day event was held at The Oberoi, Mumbai. Over 40 members, guests and delegates from 15 countries were in attendance.

The first day of the Annual Meeting began with a networking session after which the Meeting was opened Dr. Karl Sidhu and Mr. Zulfiquar Memon, Directors of the Roxin Alliance. The keynote address of the Annual Meeting was delivered by Mr. Majeed Memon, Senior Advocate and Member of the Indian Parliament’s upper house – who spoke on corporate defence lessons from some of India’s most famous trials. Special guests of the Annual Meeting included Mr. Noor Naqschbandi from the GIZ’s Alliance For Integrity Initiative and Ms. Vidya Rajarao who is a Partner for Forensic Services with Grant Thornton LLP.

The theme of the Third Annual Meeting was ‘International Corporate Defence’ and ‘Enabling Business Through Compliance’, which saw dynamic presentations being made by leading experts from Germany, India, United States of America, Indonesia, Serbia, South Africa, Ukraine, Austria, Poland and Taiwan.

The second day of the Annual Meeting focussed on Management of the Alliance to pave the road ahead for strengthened collaboration and expansion prospects. Several initiatives were discussed amongst the members to work towards reinforcing the Roxin Alliance’s position as a full service white collar crime law network. Members also resolved to grow the membership of the Roxin Alliance in Asia, Africa and Central Europe besides discussing the rolling out of joint products and solutions. The annual meeting came to an end with the farewell lunch.

18/08/2014 London // New Alliance Member from the United Kingdom

London // New Alliance Member from the United Kingdom

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome Mr Alan Bacarese to the Roxin Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honour and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white-collar crime practitioners from across the world; the Roxin Alliance’s global footprint now extends to the United Kingdom as well.

Mr Bacarese, a world renowned and highly recommended asset tracing expert is currently a lead adviser to the Government of Montenegro on judicial and rule of law reforms, apart from holding a consultant position at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP. His extensive knowledge base in the field of asset recovery and criminal law including corporate governance and dispute resolution, stems from his specialized and varied work experience of handling criminal proceedings related to criminal justice, fraud, compliance, human rights, international law, corruption and money laundering. Mr Bacarese has had the opportunity to serve under a specialized team of special prosecutors from around the UK on transnational crime policy and also as the head of legal consultancy team at the International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR).

Mr. Bacarese has been an old supporter and friend of the Roxin Alliance, and we are honoured to have him accept formal membership.

Contact details:

Email:                    alan.bacarese@gmail.com
Address:              15 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1BW
Tel:                         +44  020 7822 7777

06/08/2014 Washington D.C. // Institutional Integrity Workshop Series

Washington D.C. // Institutional Integrity Workshop Series

The Carol & Lawrence Zicklin Center alongside the Roxin Alliance and the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency convened two, day long workshops in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. The invitation only workshops brought together leading academics, legal practitioners and professionals from diverse fields to address contemporary issues on institutional and global integrity faced by international organisations.

The first workshop took place on the 18th of July 2014 at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and was titled ‘The Commitment of International Organizations to Institutional Integrity’. The workshop focussed on questions concerning the current and future role and strategies of international organizations in fighting corruption and pursuing integrity in their operations, with a specific focus on the work of the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency. The Roxin Alliance was represented by Mr. Alexander Schemmel, Mr Sherbir Panag and Mr Manuel Espinoza. Mr Sherbir Panag chaired the session titled “Effectiveness of Enforcement in Pursuit of Integrity” along with Ms. Alexandra Habershon, while Mr Alexander Schemmel chaired the session “Integrity Units within International Organisations” along with Ms. Galina Mikhlin-Oliver.

The second workshop took place on the 25th of July 2014 at the World Bank headquarters at Washington D.C. and was titled ‘SMEs and Global Integrity’. The workshop focussed on the particular integrity challenges faced by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) working in challenging environments around the world, and examined the impact of the work of the World Bank’s Integrity Vice Presidency, as well as the integrity programs of sister development organizations, on the SME community. The Roxin Alliance was represented by Mr. Sherbir Panag and Mr. Manuel Espinoza.

Photographs of the event can be seen at - http://www.zicklincenter.org/

01/07/2014 Talinn // New Alliance Member from the Baltics

Talinn // New Alliance Member from the Baltics

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from the Baltics to the Roxin Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honour and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white collar crime practitioners from across the world, the Roxin Alliance’s global footprint now extends to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

VARUL, a full service law firm with an exemplary business crime practice will be the Roxin Alliance’s corporate member in the Baltics with its four offices across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. VARUL’s white collar crime division offers both preventive advisory and defence services. The firm’s attorneys have a varied experience of handling criminal proceedings related to competition rules, taxes, bankruptcy, finances and other economic areas. VARUL has serviced a diverse clientele of corporate executives, corporations and professionals in the region from pre trial investigations, negotiations with authorities and full-fledged trials as well.

VARUL will be represented at the Alliance by Mr. Marko Kairjak and his colleagues- Mr. Dmitri Teplõhh (Estonia Office), Mr. Aldis Alliks (Latvia Office) and Mr Arturas Gutauskas (Lithuania Office).

The contact details of the firm and its representatives from each office are listed below:

1. Principal coordinator for the Baltics:

Mr. Marko Kairjak
Email: marko.kairjak@varul.com
Tel: +372 626 4300
VARUL Office: Tallinn, Estonia

2. Estonia

VARUL
Ahtri 6a, 10151
Tallinn, Estonia
Tel: +372 626 4300
Fax: +372 626 4306
Email: dmitri.teplohh@varul.com and tallinn@varul.com

3. Latvia

VARUL
Kaļķu 15, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia
Tel: +3716722 2237
Fax: +3716722 2236
Email: aldis.alliks@varul.com and riga@varul.com

4. Lithuania

VARUL
Konstitucijos av. 7, LT-09308 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel: +370 5 248 7337
Fax: +370 5 248 7338
Email: arturas.gutauskas@varul.com and vilnius@varul.com

We extend a very warm welcome to VARUL and our new colleagues from the Baltics to the Roxin Alliance.

01/04/2014 Zagreb // New Alliance Member from Croatia
It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from Croatia to the ROXIN Alliance.

Zagreb // New Alliance Member from Croatia

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from Croatia to the ROXIN Alliance.

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from Croatia to the ROXIN Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honor and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white collar crime practitioners from across the world, the ROXIN Alliance’s global footprint now extends to Croatia as well.

The Law Office Krehic, a boutique white collar crime and commercial advisory law firm based out of Zagreb will be the ROXIN Alliance’s corporate member in Croatia. The firm has extensive experience in the fields of corporate criminal law, white collar criminal defense, compliance, litigation and alternate dispute resolution. The founding partners of the firm collectively bring with them diverse experience having worked with Croatia’s largest law firm prior to establishing the Law Office Krehic.

The Law Office Krehic will be represented by Ms. Tarja Krehic at the ROXIN Alliance. Ms. Krehic has had a successful legal career spanning over 13 years where she has had the opportunity to serve a diverse clientele of domestic and international clients from the CEE region. Ms. Krehic’s principal areas of practice include corporate criminal law, compliance, fraud and alternative dispute resolution.

Ms. Krehic, holds her bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Zagreb, Croatia and a master degree in law from the Duke Law School, North Carolina. She is a qualified Croatian attorney-at-law, and a member of the Croatian Bar Association as well as the International Bar Association (IBA).

We extend a very warm welcome to Ms. Tarja Krehic and the Law Office Krehic to the ROXIN Alliance.

26/02/2014 Cairo // New Alliance Member from Egypt
It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new academic and individual members from Egypt to the ROXIN Alliance.

Cairo // New Alliance Member from Egypt

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new academic and individual members from Egypt to the ROXIN Alliance.

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new academic and individual members from Egypt to the ROXIN Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honor and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white-collar crime practitioners and academics from across the world, the ROXIN Alliance’s global footprint now extends to Egypt as well.

The ROXIN Alliance will be represented in Egypt through Professor Ahmed Khalifa (Academic Member) and Dr. Khaled Serry SEYAM (Individual Member).

Professor Ahmed F. Khalifa

Professor Ahmed Khalifa is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Professor Khalifa’s areas of interest and scholarship include Criminology, Penology, Criminal Law and International Criminal Law. Professor Khalifa has had the privilege of working with several esteemed international and national organizations including the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI); International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC); Middle East Research Center, Ain Shams University; International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University and with the District Attorney Office, Department of Economic and Cyber Crimes, Philadelphia, USA.

Professor Khalifa holds a doctoral degree from the University of Poitiers, Faculty of Law and Social sciences and has two masters in laws degrees from the University of Poitiers, Faculty of Law and Social sciences and the Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia. He received a doctoral scholarship from the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg im breisgau, Germany and was also a Fulbright Scholar.

Members may contact Professor Khalifa at the following address:

17 Boutros Ghali Street, Heliopolis,
11341 Cairo, Egypt
af_khalifa@yahoo.com
Cell : +20 10 9611 9877

Dr. Khaled Serry Seyam

Dr. Khaled Serry Seyam, will be joining the ROXIN Alliance as an individual member. Dr Seyam has 22 years of academic and practical experience in the legal and financial fields, encompassing Criminal law, Criminal Procedure law, International Criminal Law, Commercial Law, Capital Markets, Tax and Public Finance. Dr Seyam has a rich experience serving on board of directors of several organizations and also having served as the Chairman of the Egyptian Stock Exchange, EGX; Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority, EFSA and the Vice Chairman of the Capital Market Authority, CMA. He has had the unique privilege of being the legal advisor to several companies and government bodies as well. Dr Seyam is also the Executive Director of the Financial Services Institute in Egypt.

Dr Seyam holds a Phd in Criminal Law from the Faculty of Law, Jean Moulin University, Lyon, France, (Très Honorable avec Félicitation). He has also completed a Diploma of Criminal Law and holds his Bachelors of Law degree from the Ain Shams University, Egypt. Dr Seyam regularly lectures at the Criminal law department, Faculty of Law, Ain Shams University.

Members may contact Dr Seyam at the following address:

20, Emad El-Din st, Down Town
11111, Cairo, Egypt
Tel:+(202) 25783905
khaledserry@gmail.com

The dynamic combination of Professor Khalifa and Dr. Seyam will ensure that the ROXIN Alliance’s interests in the region are adequately enhanced.

We also take this opportunity to thank Professor Khalifa and Dr Seyam for accepting our invitation to join the ROXIN Alliance and look forward to a strong partnership ahead.

21/02/2014 Belgrade // Serbia Press Release
It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from Serbia to the ROXIN Alliance.

Belgrade // Serbia Press Release

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from Serbia to the ROXIN Alliance.

It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome our new corporate member from Serbia to the ROXIN Alliance. We consider it a matter of great honor and privilege that true to our tradition of bringing on board highly specialized white collar crime practitioners from across the world, the ROXIN Alliance’s global footprint now extends to Serbia as well.

Hrle Attorneys a boutique white collar crime and commercial advisory law firm based out of Belgrade will be the ROXIN Alliance’s corporate member in Serbia. The firm has extensive experience in the fields of business crime, dispute resolution, administrative procedures and regulatory compliance. Hrle Attorneys’ two partners Mr. Vladimir Hrle and Ms. Jelena Hrle bring with them over 20 years of experience, having worked with major international law firms and servicing a diverse clientele.

Hrle Attorneys’ will be represented by Mr Vladimir Hrle at the ROXIN Alliance. Mr Hrle has worked with a variety of international and domestic clients, counselling and representing them before courts in Serbia and other countries. Mr Hrle has had the unique privilege of appearing in two high profile cases (case no. IT-05-88 and  IT-00-39-A) before the UN court (ICTY) in The Hague. He received his law degree from Belgrade University and his masters in law degree from the University of Amsterdam.

Mr Hrle will also serve as the ROXIN Alliance regional coordinator for the Central and Eastern European Region.

The contact details of the firm and Mr Vladimir Hrle are provided below:

Mr Vladimir Hrle
vladimir.hrle@hrle-attorneys.rs
Hrle Attorneys

Belgrade
Simina1

Tel. +381 11 3283 295
Fax. +381 11 3283 061

www.hrle-attorneys.rs

We also take this opportunity to thank Mr Valdimir Hrle for his efforts in reaching out to the ROXIN Alliance, and we look forward to a strong partnership ahead.

2013

13/09/2013 Munich // Second ROXIN Alliance Annual Meeting
The Second Annual Meeting of the Roxin Alliance was hosted by Roxin Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich, Germany from the 12th - 13th of September 2013.

Munich // Second ROXIN Alliance Annual Meeting

The Second Annual Meeting of the Roxin Alliance was hosted by Roxin Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich, Germany from the 12th - 13th of September 2013.

The Second Annual Meeting of the Roxin Alliance was hosted by Roxin Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich, Germany from the 12th - 13th  of September 2013. The 3 day event was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Munich. Members and guests from over 15 countries with close to 30 delegates were in attendance at the Meeting.

The first day of the Annual Meeting began with a networking session after which the Meeting was opened by Mr Alexander Schemmel and Dr. Karl Sidhu, Directors of the Roxin Alliance. The subsequent sessions saw dynamic presentations from leading experts from the United States, United Kingdom, India, Italy, Switzerland and Argentina speaking on transnational internal investigations and enabling business through compliance. The day ended with the Annual Members Dinner.

The second day of the Annual Meeting focussed on Management of the Alliance to pave the road ahead for strengthened collaboration and expansion prospects. Several initiatives were discussed amongst the members to work towards reinforcing the Roxin Alliance's position as a one stop solution provider for global challenges of white collar crime and compliance. Members also resolved to grow the membership of the Roxin Alliance in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe besides discussing the rolling out of joint products and solutions. The annual meeting came to an end with the farewell lunch.

12/09/2013 ROXIN Alliance Annual Meeting 2013
Hotel Mandarin Oriental, München

ROXIN Alliance Annual Meeting 2013

Hotel Mandarin Oriental, München

Zweites jährliches Treffen der Mitglieder der ROXIN Alliance mit Vorträgen von Wirtschaftsstrafrechtsexperten aus 14 Ländern zum Veranstaltungsthema „Transational Internal Investigations – Enabling Business thorugh Compliance.“

Beginn: 9.30 Uhr

Veranstaltungsort: Hotel Mandarin Oriental, Neuturmstraße 1, 80331 München.

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11/09/2013 Munich // Compliance in India Conference hosted by ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP and Zirngibl Langwieser
ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP and Zirngibl Langwieser hosted a conference on ‘Compliance in India’ on the 11th of September 2013 in Munich, Germany.

Munich // Compliance in India Conference hosted by ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP and Zirngibl Langwieser

ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP and Zirngibl Langwieser hosted a conference on ‘Compliance in India’ on the 11th of September 2013 in Munich, Germany.

ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP and Zirngibl Langwieser hosted a conference on ‘Compliance in India’ on the 11th of September 2013 in Munich, Germany. The conference was hosted at the offices of Zirngibl Langwieser and was attended by over 35 representatives from leading German companies.

Dr. Thomas Zwissler, Partner - Zirngibl Langwieser, opened the evening with a presentation on the business environment in India and the challenges the companies face from a the commercial side and market barriers. Thereafter Dr. Karl Sidhu, Partner - ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP addressed the audience, discussing the compliance requirements that German companies must be aware of when doing international business. The final presentation of the evening was by the Roxin Alliance’s India partner – MZM Legal, which was jointly presented by Mr. Zulfiquar Memon (Managing Partner) and Mr. Sherbir Panag (Associate) which through light on ‘Corruption Risks in India’, followed by an interactive session between the guests and speakers.

The evening drew to an end with a traditional Indian dinner where guests and speakers alike had a chance to carry forward their interaction.

29/07/2013 Zapopan // Roxin Alliance undertakes public compliance mandate in Mexico
The ROXIN Alliance has undertaken a public compliance mandate to create an anti-corruption compliance framework in Zapopan, Mexico.

Zapopan // Roxin Alliance undertakes public compliance mandate in Mexico

The ROXIN Alliance has undertaken a public compliance mandate to create an anti-corruption compliance framework in Zapopan, Mexico.

The ROXIN Alliance has undertaken a public compliance mandate to create an anti-corruption compliance framework in Zapopan, Mexico. Transparency International statistics have shown that corruption levels in Mexico have steadily increased since 2010 and that Mexico ranks first among all assessed countries by the OECD regarding perceived levels of corruption, leaving no doubt that corruption is an endemic problem in Mexico. While at the national level in most countries several initiatives are launched to combat corruption, the local municipality levels remain largely unaffected. Thus, the ROXIN Alliance alongside the Council of Zapopan seeks to address this very problem of not attacking corruption at the municipality level.

The ROXIN Alliance will be introducing a ‘Comprehensive Corruption Prevention Program’ for Zapopan which incorporates a set of measures and internal controls that can be found in the most modern and effective self-regulatory and crime prevention programmes (compliance programmes), which have been successfully applied in the corporate European and Anglo-Saxon sector. Furthermore, the program will strengthen the council of Zapopan´s anti corruption and legal framework.

The ROXIN Alliance’s ‘Comprehensive Corruption Prevention Program’ will make Zapopan the first municipality in Mexico to implement anti-corruption measures. The project will be executed in three phases and will be headed by Mr. Manuel Espinoza de los Monteros de la Parra.

03/07/2013 Mannheim // Director Sidhu and Mr. Panag visit the Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Commerce
ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP attended a conference organized by the Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Commerce in Mannheim, Germany on the 3rd of July 2013.

Mannheim // Director Sidhu and Mr. Panag visit the Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Commerce

ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP attended a conference organized by the Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Commerce in Mannheim, Germany on the 3rd of July 2013.

ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP attended a conference organized by the Rhine-Neckar Chamber of Commerce in Mannheim, Germany on the 3rd of July 2013. ROXIN was represented by Dr. Karl Sidhu (Partner) and Mr. Sherbir Panag (Coordinator – ROXIN Alliance) where they spoke about ‘Legal Security in India’ and the challenges faced by foreign companies operating in the Indian business environment from a corruption and criminal law perspective.

14/06/2013 Munich // ROXIN co-hosts the III. International Symposium for Young Penalists
The ROXIN Alliance co-hosted the III International Symposium for Young Penalists in collaboration with the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich and the German National Group of the International Association of Penal Law, from the 12th – 14th of June 2013 in Munich, Germany.

Munich // ROXIN co-hosts the III. International Symposium for Young Penalists

The ROXIN Alliance co-hosted the III International Symposium for Young Penalists in collaboration with the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich and the German National Group of the International Association of Penal Law, from the 12th – 14th of June 2013 in Munich, Germany.

The ROXIN Alliance co-hosted the III International Symposium for Young Penalists in collaboration with the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich and the German National Group of the International Association of Penal Law, from the 12th – 14th of June 2013 in Munich, Germany. The core theme of the symposium was ‘Corporate Criminal Liability’, which was evaluated not only from a national law perspective but also from an international and interdisciplinary perspective.

The symposium was divided into six panels covering corporate criminal liability from diverse approaches. The panels included:

• Regulatory Options in Corporate Criminal Liability
• Attributing Criminal Liability to Corporation
• Corporate Crimes
• Criminal Compliance and Corporate Criminal Procedure
• Transnational Corporate Criminal Liability
• Psychology, Sociology and Economics of Corporate Criminal Liability

The symposium was attended by eighty participants representing more than thirty countries spanning all five continents. Leading international organizations including the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Basel Institute of Governance, World Economic Forum, and the International Anticorruption Academy also participated in the symposium through their representatives. Key note addresses at the symposium were delivered by Prof. Dr. Claus Tiedemann, Dr. William Laufer (Wharton), and Dr. Klaus Moosmayer (Chief Compliance Officer, SIEMENS), merging both sides of corporate criminal liability – academics and practice.

The papers that were presented by the participants and the contributions made by the keynote speakers will be included in a book titles ‘Corporate Criminal Liability’ which will be published by Springer Publishing House. The book will be available not only in hard copy but all other feasible formats including as an eBook, a printed copy, a Kindle edition and a low-priced printed MyCopy for eBook licensees.

29/04/2013 Munich // ROXIN Alliance establishes the International Centre for Public and Governmental Compliance
The ROXIN Alliance has established the ‘International Centre for Public and Government Compliance.’

Munich // ROXIN Alliance establishes the International Centre for Public and Governmental Compliance

The ROXIN Alliance has established the ‘International Centre for Public and Government Compliance.’

The ROXIN Alliance has established the ‘International Centre for Public and Government Compliance.’ The International Centre for Public and Governmental Compliance was established with the goal of contributing to the development of public and governmental compliance, a field which is very nascent in development but affords immediate action. The Centre will strive towards developing public and governmental compliance, drawing from the ROXIN Alliance’s expertise with Members from over 25 countries and its experience having worked alongside the OECD, the Basel Institute on Governance and the African Development Bank at the World Bank GFLJD.

26/04/2013 Vienna // Director Schemmel speaks at United Nations
The ROXIN Alliance participated at the 22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at the United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes in Vienna, Austria from the 22nd-26th of April 2013.

Vienna // Director Schemmel speaks at United Nations

The ROXIN Alliance participated at the 22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at the United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes in Vienna, Austria from the 22nd-26th of April 2013.

The ROXIN Alliance participated at the 22nd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice at the United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes in Vienna, Austria from the 22nd-26th of April 2013. The Session provided a platform for discussion, presentations and conferences on crime prevention and criminal justice policy, including trafficking of persons, transnational crime and aspects of terrorism prevention. The Roxin Alliance delegation comprising of Mr Alexander Schemmel, Mr Manuel Espinoza de los Monteros de la Parra and Ms Angelique Echtermeyer with the support of the “Academic Council on the United Nations System” organized a side event to specifically address the issues of anti-corruption in the public sector.

13/03/2013 Buenos Aires // Director Schemmel represents the ROXIN Alliance at the German-Argentinean Chamber of Commerce

Buenos Aires // Director Schemmel represents the ROXIN Alliance at the German-Argentinean Chamber of Commerce

ROXIN Alliance director and ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP partner Mr Alexander Schemmel along with Mr Axel Blumenberg and Mr Manuel Espinoza de los Monteros de la Parra represented the ROXIN Alliance at a meeting with the German-Argentinean Chamber of Commerce “Deutsche Auslandshandelskammer (AKH)” in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Several joint initiatives were discussed with the Chamber whereby the ROXIN Alliance could assist the Chamber through collective action, including the establishment of whistle blowing channels across Latin America.

11/03/2013 Buenos Aires // ROXIN Alliance meeting of Latin America Members
The Latin American members of the ROXIN Alliance held deliberations in Buenos Aires, Argentina from the 10th – 11th of March 2013.

Buenos Aires // ROXIN Alliance meeting of Latin America Members

The Latin American members of the ROXIN Alliance held deliberations in Buenos Aires, Argentina from the 10th – 11th of March 2013.

The Latin American members of the ROXIN Alliance held deliberations in Buenos Aires, Argentina from the 10th – 11th of March 2013. The meeting was attended by ROXIN Alliance members from Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, and was represented by a delegation from ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP, Germany comprising Mr Alexander Schemmel, Mr Axel Blumenberg and Mr Manuel Espinoza de los Monteros de la Parra. Over the two day meeting, the members discussed further growth and collaboration prospects to develop the Alliance in South America. The ROXIN Alliance Secretariat would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to our Argentinean Member Mr Guillermo Jorge for facilitating and organizing this meeting.

09/01/2013 Munich // ROXIN Alliance welcomes new Members
The ROXIN Alliance has been working towards strengthening its geographical presence.

Munich // ROXIN Alliance welcomes new Members

The ROXIN Alliance has been working towards strengthening its geographical presence.

The ROXIN Alliance has been working towards strengthening its geographical presence. The first phase of this expansion plan was to cover South America and Europe comprehensively. We have been joined by seven new Members, and are extremely honored and privileged to have their association in the Alliance. We would like to welcome the following Individuals and Law Firms to the ROXIN Alliance:

Bolivia             Estudio Jurídico Carrasco Abogados (Law firm)
Brazil               Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão (Law firm)
Chile               Balmaceda. Cox & Piña Abogados (Law firm)
France            Dr. Stefano Manacorda (Individual Member, Professor)
Paraguay       Consultores Legales Asociados (Law firm)
Peru                Benites, Forno & Ugaz Abogados (Law firm)
Switzerland    
Isabelle Poncet (Law firm)

07/01/2013 Mumbai // ROXIN Alliance launches – ‘Exchange Program’
In furtherance of discussions held at the First Annual Meeting regarding the establishment of an ‘Exchange Program’ – the same was officially launched in January 2013.

Mumbai // ROXIN Alliance launches – ‘Exchange Program’

In furtherance of discussions held at the First Annual Meeting regarding the establishment of an ‘Exchange Program’ – the same was officially launched in January 2013.

In furtherance of discussions held at the First Annual Meeting regarding the establishment of an ‘Exchange Program’ – the same was officially launched in January 2013. Mr Sebastian Lenze from ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP will be working with MZM Legal’s Mumbai office in India for 3 months starting January, while Mr Sherbir Panag of MZM Legal will be working with ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich over the summer of 2013. In August 2013 Mr Nicola Selvaggi, who is a Lawyer in Rome and Assistant Professor of Criminal Law at the University 'Mediterranea' of Reggio Calabria will be working at ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich.

2012

09/09/2014 Washington D.C. // Director Schemmel represents the ROXIN Alliance at the World Bank

Washington D.C. // Director Schemmel represents the ROXIN Alliance at the World Bank

Mr Alexander Schemmel, Director of the ROXIN Alliance along with Mr Andreas Minkoff and Mr Manuel Espinoza de los Monteros de la Parra from ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP attended the Meetings of the  ‘Anti Corruption & Governance Working Group’ of the World Bank – Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development at Washington D.C. Mr Schemmel and his team were able to hold positive discussions with the African Development Bank and the Integrity Vice Presidency regarding the ROXIN Alliance and its capabilities.

18/12/2012 Washington D.C. // Director Schemmel represents the ROXIN Alliance at the World Bank
Mr Alexander Schemmel, Director of the ROXIN Alliance along with Mr Andreas Minkoff and Mr Manuel Espinoza de los Monteros de la Parra from ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP attended the Meetings of the ‘Anti Corruption & Governance Working Group’ of the World Bank

Washington D.C. // Director Schemmel represents the ROXIN Alliance at the World Bank

Mr Alexander Schemmel, Director of the ROXIN Alliance along with Mr Andreas Minkoff and Mr Manuel Espinoza de los Monteros de la Parra from ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP attended the Meetings of the ‘Anti Corruption & Governance Working Group’ of the World Bank

Mr Alexander Schemmel, Director of the ROXIN Alliance along with Mr Andreas Minkoff and Mr Manuel Espinoza de los Monteros de la Parra from ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP attended the Meetings of the  ‘Anti Corruption & Governance Working Group’ of the World Bank – Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development at Washington D.C. Mr Schemmel and his team were able to hold positive discussions with the African Development Bank and the Integrity Vice Presidency regarding the ROXIN Alliance and its capabilities.

18/11/2012 Management Circle Intensiv-Seminar „Interne Untersuchungen“
The Westin Grand Frankfurt am Main

Management Circle Intensiv-Seminar „Interne Untersuchungen“

The Westin Grand Frankfurt am Main

Zweitägiges Seminar zum Thema „Interne Untersuchungen“.

Referent u.a. Rechtsanwalt Dr. Sascha Süße, ROXIN Hamburg.

Beginn: 9.30 Uhr

Veranstaltungsort: The Westin Grand Frankfurt, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 7, 60313 Frankfurt a.M.

Weitere Informationen unter www.managementcircle.de.

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Für die Teilnehmer steht im Seminarhotel ein begrenztes Zimmerkontingent zum Vorzugspreis zur Verfügung. Nehmen Sie die Reservierung bitte rechtzeitig selbst direkt im Hotel unter Berufung auf Management Circle vor.

21/10/2012 Management Circle Intensiv-Seminar „Interne Untersuchungen“
Courtyard by Marriott München

Management Circle Intensiv-Seminar „Interne Untersuchungen“

Courtyard by Marriott München

Dreitägiges Seminar zum Thema „Interne Untersuchungen“.

Referent u.a. Rechtsanwalt Dr. Sascha Süße, ROXIN Hamburg.

Beginn: ab 9.30 Uhr

Veranstaltungsort: Courtyard by Marriott München, Orleansstraße 81-83, 81667 München

Weitere Informationen unter www.managementcircle.de.

Interessenten, die sich direkt über uns anmelden, erhalten 10 % Rabatt auf die Teilnehmergebühr. Konaktieren Sie hierzu unter » Kontakt.

Für die Teilnehmer steht im Seminarhotel ein begrenztes Zimmerkontingent zum Vorzugspreis zur Verfügung. Nehmen Sie die Reservierung bitte rechtzeitig selbst direkt im Hotel unter Berufung auf Management Circle vor.

18/09/2012 Munich // Roxin Alliance First Annual Meeting
The First Annual Meeting of the ROXIN Alliance was hosted by ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich, Germany from the 17th -18th of September 2012. The 2 day event was held at the ‘Seehaus’ in the picturesque Englischer Garten.

Munich // Roxin Alliance First Annual Meeting

The First Annual Meeting of the ROXIN Alliance was hosted by ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich, Germany from the 17th -18th of September 2012. The 2 day event was held at the ‘Seehaus’ in the picturesque Englischer Garten.

The First Annual Meeting of the ROXIN Alliance was hosted by ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich, Germany from the 17th -18th of September 2012. The 2 day event was held at the ‘Seehaus’ in the picturesque Englischer Garten. Members from over 12 countries with close to 30 delegates were in attendance at the Meeting.

The first day of the Annual Meeting, began with a networking session after which the Meeting was opened by Mr Alexander Schemmel and Dr. Karl Sidhu, Directors of the ROXIN Alliance. The subsequent sessions through the day saw academic sharing with Members of the Alliance making presentations on the status of their domestic legislations and latest judicial and enforcement trends in the fields of White Collar Crime and Criminal Compliance.

The second day of the Annual Meeting, focussed on Management of the Alliance to pave the road ahead for strengthened collaboration and expansion prospects. The Members were briefed about the ROXIN Alliance membership to the World Bank – Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development and the manner in which the Roxin Alliance through its members will collectively contribute to the ‘Anti Corruption & Governance Working Group’ projects.  Besides the World Bank, collaboration of the Alliance with other Public International Organisation was discussed and an action plan for the same was subsequently drawn up. Two new initiatives were determined, which were to start an ‘Internal Alert System’ amongst the Members on an as it happens basis, to keep them posted about latest developments; and secondly to start an ‘Exchange Program’ to facilitate Members to work in the offices of other Members of the Alliance.

16/07/2012 Munich // ROXIN Alliance appoints new Directors
The ROXIN Alliance has come a long way from its humble beginning in the year 2011.

Munich // ROXIN Alliance appoints new Directors

The ROXIN Alliance has come a long way from its humble beginning in the year 2011.

 

The ROXIN Alliance has come a long way from its humble beginning in the year 2011. Today we have over 20 members, and are on our way to hosting the First Annual Meeting of the Alliance in September at Munich. The Alliance is fast gaining the reputation of an extremely well established association of white collar crime experts. Since July 16th 2012, we have the honour of partnering with the World Bank, Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development.

In order to grow the Alliance’s potential and to ensure greater versatility in transnational transactions & language, the ROXIN Alliance has two new additions to the Board of Directors, namely:

• Mr. José Ángel González Franco (Spain)
• Mr. Zulfiquar Memon (India)

We are indeed privileged to have both these noted lawyers, on our Board of Directors and are confident of their positive contributions.

15/07/2012 Washington D.C. // ROXIN Alliance becomes partner of the World Bank
The ROXIN Alliance has partnered with the World Bank, Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development.

Washington D.C. // ROXIN Alliance becomes partner of the World Bank

The ROXIN Alliance has partnered with the World Bank, Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development.

The ROXIN Alliance has partnered with the World Bank, Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development. The Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development was established by the World Bank to fill the void of a  permanent global knowledge exchange forum, by providing an innovative and dynamic international system of exchange and knowledge translation. The Forum currently has 148 partners drawn from all over the world.

The Alliance, will be contributing to this partnership through its collective expertise in the areas of:

• Prevention and  law enforcement against international corruption
• Corporate criminal liability and compliance programs
• White collar crime regulation

The ROXIN Alliance has been admitted to the Anti-Corruption and Governance working groups, wherein we have been tasked with the following areas:

• Governmental and public compliance
• Corporate criminal liability and compliance programs
• International standards for black listing

It is indeed a great honor and privilege for the ROXIN Alliance, to be a partner with the World Bank, Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development. More information about the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development can be obtained at their official website.

05/06/2012 Mumbai // ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP sends business delegation to India
In order to further strengthen business ties and relations with MZM Legal in India, ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP sent a delegation comprising of Dr. Karl Sidhu and Mr. Alexander von Saucken to India.

Mumbai // ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP sends business delegation to India

In order to further strengthen business ties and relations with MZM Legal in India, ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP sent a delegation comprising of Dr. Karl Sidhu and Mr. Alexander von Saucken to India.

In order to further strengthen business ties and relations with MZM Legal in India, ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP sent a delegation comprising of Dr. Karl Sidhu and Mr. Alexander von Saucken to India. The five day summit commencing on the 3rd of June 2012, saw both ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP and MZM Legal discuss the way forward for exploring business opportunities and enhancing cooperation between the two law firms.

MZM Legal hosted a daylong conference on the 5th of June 2012 with the theme of determining ‘Compliance Solutions for the Indian Market’. Besides speakers from ROXIN Rechtsanwälte LLP and MZM Legal, notable speakers were Mr. PR Ramesh who formerly headed the international division of the Securities and Exchange Board of India and Mr. Abhinav Mohindru who formerly had set up the Ethics & Integrity practice at Kochhar & Co.

Various constructive action plans were drawn up including, establishing a formal knowledge exchange mechanism, to set up an ‘exchange program’ between the firms whereby lawyers can work in each other’s offices and to strengthen the relationship with the Indo-German Chambers of Commerce both in India and in Germany.