Why a risk-based approach to risk management matters

As the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has recently dropped its investigations into aerospace firm Rolls-Royce and pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline, what does this mean for Deferred Prosecution Agreements? Is it easier than ever for corporations to get away with bribery and corruption cases and what is the impact on compliance programs? 

The UK Bribery Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) highlight the severe consequences for any organization or financial institution in failing to manage its corruption risk. However, nine years in, is the UK Bribery Act still strong enough? Also, where does it stand in the context of Brexit?

Access the on-demand webinar to find out the legal and practical perspective:

  • How can risk-based approach to risk management can save you time and stretched compliance resources
  • What are the best due diligence solutions to suite your use cases and budget
  • How can Enhanced Due Diligence screening protect your organisation from reputational damage 


Ruby Hamid Counsel - Disputes, Litigation & Arbitration, Freshfields

Ruby specialises in corporate crime, bribery, corruption and financial regulation. She spent 13 years at the independent Bar before joining Freshfields in 2015. Ruby has represented corporate and individual clients across a broad spectrum of criminal and regulatory matters, with particular expertise in multijurisdictional investigations and matters with cross-border and multi-agency involvement.

Sylwia Wolos Head of Enhanced Due Diligence, Refinitiv


Sylwia Wolos is Head of Enhanced Due Diligence Proposition at Refinitv. She has a decade of hands-on experience in public domain research and investigation, gained through establishing and managing regional operations teams. Sylwia has contributed to the development of our Ultimate Beneficial Ownership identification service. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and her interest is focused on business transparency and sustainable economy.

Jacob Thompson Head of Market Development, Europe North


Jacob Thompson is the Head of Market Development in Europe North at Refinitiv. In his current role, Jacob is responsible for driving go-to-market strategy for Risk Business, including enterprise risk, corporate governance, customer and third party risk, and regulatory compliance, where he helps to shape the business direction acting as the voice of the customer. Previously, Jacob was leading Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk and Compliance Sales for UK Financial Services. He has been in the Business Information industry for over 20 years. An early embracer of technology, he worked on the automation of the London Stock Exchange in 1997 and launched the Dow Jones (Factiva) news API in 2002 before pursuing a successful career in technical solution sales and sales leadership. 

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