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ERA Seminar: Update on the EU Framework for the Freezing, Confiscation and Recovery of Assets - Tools and Challenges


04 May 2017 to 05 May 2017



Event Type

L - Conference, forum

Organiser type

Federations / Associations


Justice & Home Affairs

Event Location


Event Description


Joseph Delhaye, Senior Vice-President, Head of Legal Department, Banque et Caisse d'Épargne de l'État (BCEE), Luxembourg
Ramin Farinpour, Senior Lawyer, Course Director, European Criminal Law Section, ERA, Trier 
Michaël Fernandez-Bertier, Lawyer, Allen & Overy; Lecturer, Solvay School of Economics and Management;  Member of the Board of Directors of Transparency International Belgium, Brussels
Michael Hopmeier, Judge, Kingston Crown Court, London
Dr Holger Matt, Chair, European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA), Frankfurt
Elodie Malassis, Deputy Head, Legal Division, AGRASC (French Asset Recovery Office), Paris
Paul Notenboom, Senior Public Prosecutor, Deputy Director of the Criminal Assets Deprivation Office, Amsterdam
Lieutenant Colonel Nicola Palmiero, Head of Section, Asset Recovery Office, International Police Cooperation Service, Ministry of Interior, Rome
Jon Petter Rui, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen
Tania Schröter, Acting Head of Unit, Procedural Criminal Law Unit, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission, Brussels
Marcella Van Berkel, Expert, Operations Financial Intelligence Unit, Europol, The Hague
Markus Weimann, Senior Public Prosecutor, Section for Economic Crime, Public Prosecutor’s Office, Frankfurt


This seminar will analyse the current European framework for the freezing, confiscation and recovery of assets, focusing on the changes being implemented since the adoption of Directive 2014/42/EU, including the latest proposal for a regulation on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders. 
It will also highlight recent national and cross-border challenges and actions to address these issues, including the recently adopted changes to freezing terrorist assets and the moves towards greater cross-border mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders. Fundamental rights issues in relation to confiscation measures and matters concerning victims’ restitution will also be looked at, as will the topic of the administrative and preventive approach to freezing.

Key topics

  • The new proposal for a regulation on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders
  • Progress on the adoption of the standards introduced by Directive 2014/42/EU
  • EU policy on freezing, confiscation and recovery of criminal assets
  • Major international, European and national initiatives
  • Best administrative and judicial practice in EU Member States
  • Planned actions to enhance the tracking and freezing of terrorist financing, including terrorist lists Actions to enhance crossborder mutual legal recognition of freezing and confiscation orders

Who should attend?

Judges, prosecutors, government officials, in-house counsel, lawyers in private practice and other stakeholders.

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Language: English

Organiser: Ramin Farinpour

Event number: 317D41




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